Oh, friends…. I am so delighted to be able to share my cover and blurb for Ever After (Transplanted Tales #4), featuring Gideon Montrose and Arabella Locksley!!
I am over-the-moon in love with this cover! Many thanks to Kensington and to Kim Killion and Killion Designs for creating yet another gorgeous cover for my Tales!
To celebrate, I’m offering up a $25 gift card to either Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Books A Million (winner’s choice!). Just enter using the rafflecopter widget at the end of the post. Without further ado…
To Catch a Thief…
For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.
Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.
Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?
I’m thrilled to be participating in the cover reveal of my pal Tonya Kuper’s debut novel, Anomaly (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1), coming to you from Entangled Teen on November 4, 2014! Check out the awesome cover and enter below to win an e-ARC!
What if the world isn’t what we think?
What if reality is only an illusion?
What if you were one of the few who could control it?
Yeah, Josie Harper didn’t believe it, either, until strange things started happening. And when this hot guy tried to kidnap her, shouting about ultimate observers and pushing and consortiums hell-bent on controlling the world… Well, that’s when things got real. Now Josie’s got it bad for a boy who weakens her every time he’s near and a world of enemies on her tail who want to control her gift, so yeah, she’s going to need more than just her wits if she hopes to survive much longer.
Einstein never saw this coming…
YA scifi author of ANOMALY, out 11/14, Entangled Teen. Represented by Nicole Resciniti. Contributor at yastands.blogspot.com & allthewritenotes.com. Music freak. Chocolate addict.
As a special treat, Tonya and Entangled Teen are giving away one e-ARC of ANOMALY!! And the giveaway is international. Just enter below for your chance to win!
Happy holidays, everyone!! As a special present to all of you, I’m sharing the very first sneak peek of GRIMM CONSEQUENCES, my upcoming Transplanted Tales novella, over at The Reading Cave: http://readingcave.blogspot.com/2013/12/sneak-peak-of-grimm-consequences.html
Stop by and take a look at the next chapter in the love story of Tess “Red” Little and Nate Grimm. And while you’re there, enter to win a PAPERBACK copy of RED and a $10 gift card to Amazon.com! Thanks to Angela at The Reading Cave for hosting the sneak peek and for offering the copy of RED in the giveaway!!
I’m so happy to be a part of my pal Cecy Robson’s release day blurb blitz for her most recent WEIRD GIRLS novella, A CURSED MOON! Sending out a HUGE congratulations to Cecy and wishing her every success!
I have to say, I absolutely love the WEIRD GIRLS and can’t wait to read this novella about the girls’ guy pal and “big brother” Bren. If you haven’t tried the series yet, you’re missing out! Start at the beginning and then run out and grab your copy of A CURSED MOON.
Meet the furry big brother that the Wird sisters never had…
Bren is a cocky, brash hound of a werewolf who loathes the idea of belonging to Aric’s pack—much less finding a mate. But Bren’s hotheaded behavior lands him in the doghouse when he defies Aric’s authority in front of his pack, bringing up a sore subject that’s bound to make the Alpha wolf’s blood boil…
Luckily for him, no one can stay mad at Bren and his wild charm for long. And when some frightening ghosts launch a hostile paranormal takeover, Bren will team up with Celia Wird to take down the evil ghouls before they hurt someone they both love…
Includes a preview of the upcoming Weird Girls novel Cursed by Destiny!
And signed copies of SEALED WITH A CURSE and A CURSED EMBRACE
are available from University Bookstore.
Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is a full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest. A member of Romance Writers of America, she attributes her passion for storytelling to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing in May 2009.
Her Weird Girls Urban Fantasy Romance series is published with Penguin Random House’s Signet Eclipse and released to stellar praise from multiple reviewers including: Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Romantic Times. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella, SEALED WITH A CURSE, A CURSED EMBRACE, and A CURSED MOON: A Novella, are now available. CURSED BY DESTINY, the third full-length novel in the Weird Girls series releases January 7, 2014.
It’s official, folks! I now have a blurb and a cover for my upcoming Transplanted Tales novella, GRIMM CONSEQUENCES! Yay!!!
GRIMM CONSEQUENCES is the sequel to RED and continues the story of Tess “Red” Little and Nate Grimm. In the chronology of the Tales, the events in the novella take place between RED and THE BETTER TO SEE YOU.
If you’ve read THE BETTER TO SEE YOU and ALONG CAME A SPIDER, you’ll remember I’ve dropped hints that Nate and Tess have been through a lot since the end of RED. Well, you’ll finally find out what happened to them that tested the strength of their love for one another and brought them even closer together.
Without further ado, here is the blurb to whet your appetite for the next chapter of Nate and Red’s love story, coming to you April 17, 2014:
You reap what you sow…
Saying Nate Grimm has a dark past is an understatement. Fortunately, no one’s bothered to look too closely at the Fairytale Management Authority’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. And that’s the way Nate wants to keep it. For after centuries of torment and loneliness, he’s finally found happiness with the hot and hard-charging love of his life, Tess “Red” Little.
Of course, his love for Tess is the reason there’s a posse of Reaper judges after him, led by a sadistic bastard acquainted with Nate from once upon a time. Now, Tess will pay the price for Nate’s transgressions unless Nate severs his ties to the transplanted Tales—and Tess—forever. His enemy has the advantage in speed, malice and brutality. But the Reapers have underestimated the depth of Nate’s love and devotion. And the fury of his wrath…
To celebrate my bright and shiny new cover and blurb, I’ve decided to give away an e-book copy of one of my Transplanted Tales novels to two winners, and one print copy of RED and a $10 gift card to the grand prize winner. Just enter below using the rafflecopter widget. And be sure to check back over the next few months for sneak peeks and additional fun leading up to the release of GRIMM CONSEQUENCES.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Yay!! I’m happy to report that RED (Transplanted Tales #1) is on sale for just $1.99 for a limited time at the following retailers:
If you’ve been wanting to read the Transplanted Tales, now is a great time grab a copy of Tess and Nate’s story before their follow-up novella, GRIMM CONSEQUENCES, comes out in April 2014. These two are very close to my heart–I hope you’ll fall in love with them, too!
“My name is Tess Little. But everyone calls me Red.”
Once upon a time, a spell went awry, stranding Make Believe characters in the ordinary world. Since then, Tess “Red” Little—a/k/a Little Red Riding Hood—has worked as an Enforcer for the Chicago branch of the Fairytale Management Authority. But, consider yourself warned—she’s not just some waif with a basket of goodies. All grown up and with nothing to lose, a gun and combat boots is more her style. And Red’s new assignment threatens to be short on happily ever afters…
Someone is murdering transplanted Tales in gruesome fashion. The list of fictional characters capable of such grisly acts is short and includes more than one of Red’s old flames. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s another complication, in the form of sexy, enigmatic Nate Grimm, the FMA’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. Used to following her own rules and living life on the edge, Red has managed to avoid taking on a partner until now. But Nate’s dark side makes him perfect for a case like this. That is, if she can trust him. Because if there’s one thing Red knows for sure, it’s that believing in the wrong person can have big, bad consequences…
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I’m so excited to have author Marisa Cleveland visiting today! Marisa is one of my agency sibs at the Seymour Agency and is one of the sweetest people you’d ever meet! But don’t let her adorable smile or sweet ways fool you — her contemporary romance novels are H-O-T!! Here’s a little bit about her debut novel, REFORMING THE COWBOY:
Country singer Billy Hardy needs to get back on the charts. His manager assures him headlining the opening of a cafe in South Beach is his best chance at getting back to the big time. If he fails, his career is over for good this time.
Lacey Durant can’t believe opening night includes the country singer she crushed on through college. And her customers agree he’s dreamy. But his playboy reputation threatens her cafe’s image and she can’t afford that. She insists Billy stay with her so she can keep an eye on him, and thwart overenthusiastic fans.
KS: Welcome, Marisa! Thanks so much for dropping by!
MC: Hi Kate! Thanks so much for having me! I love your blog, and I’m really excited to be a guest with you today.
KS: Why don’t you start by telling everyone a little bit about yourself.
MC: Right now, I’m a contemporary romance writer enjoying the journey one sunset at a time.
KS: I can’t wait to read REFORMING THE COWBOY, the first full-length novel in your South Beach series!!! Without giving any spoilers, can you tell everyone what they can expect?
MC: What a tough question! *nervous laugh* Since it’s a contemporary romance novel, readers can expect a happy ending. They can expect a couple hours of feel great reading where they get a peek inside the lives of two people finding friendship and love. At least that’s what I was hoping to write. *big grin*
KS: What was the inspiration for REFORMING THE COWBOY? How did this particular novel come about?
MC: I’m definitely inspired by everything around me. This one was fun, because my best friend helped me plot it so wonderfully. But the actual idea stemmed from The Voice. I rarely watch T.V., but one night I put down a book to watch Blake Shelton. It was crazy for me to stop reading because of a T.V. show. I blogged about it here: http://marisacleveland.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/because-of-blake-shelton/.
KS: So, why South Beach for the setting? What about this location makes it perfect for a contemporary romance series?
MC: I love South Beach! My hubby and I take trips there, and it’s like entering another dimension from our everyday lives. It’s sunny like 250 days of the year. Plus, South Beach has it all. Shopping, Starbucks, beaches, hotels, the Art Deco district, people-watching, Palace, bars, restaurants, entertainers, volleyball, parasailing, puppies! So much I’m not listing here… Basically, it’s a hub for HEA or HFN!
KS: It sounds like Billy Hardy is definitely a man in need of reforming… Could you give us a little glimpse into what we can expect from this super sexy Country singer?
[BILLY] “Back in the day I could slam out an entire album in one weekend.”
[LACEY] She laughed. “I remember reading that. With a bottle of Patrón, a notebook, and a pen.”
KS: How about Lacey Durant? What’s the most important thing for readers to know about her?
MC: She’s the girl I wish I had for a friend. She’s opening a cafe exactly like the one I’d love to hang out in every night, and even though she’s had an unlucky streak with men – namely her lying, cheating, good for nothing ex – she’s determined to move on and succeed.
KS: How many books are currently planned for the SOUTH BEACH series? Anything you can share about the next book?
MC: My super, wonderful, amazing agent sold my South Beach series in a three-book deal! I wrote a novella that was released last February, and book two is in edits right now. I love this book, because it’s with Beth, the lawyer, and of course my research had to include law firms. I have one Montblanc. Some lawyers have ten on their desks!
KS: What drew you to contemporary romance? Did you always know that this was a genre you wanted to pursue? What writers inspire you?
MC: I’ve been reading romance novels since I was twelve years old. Probably younger, but twelve is when I remember realizing that romance was my favorite genre. Before twelve, I would choose books from all over the bookstore. After twelve, I preferred the romance section over thrillers or mysteries. When I taught high school students, I wrote a light paranormal young adult novel. I still love that novel, and I might return to that age group one day, since I love to read it as well, but everything fell into place the moment I wrote an adult contemporary romance novel.
KS: Is there anything exciting on your TBR list that you’d like to share?
MC: I have so many piles of print books in neat little stacks around my house, and there are so many digital books I’m dying to read! I can’t wait to read the other Indulgence books that released with mine this month.
KS: So, what has been the most exciting moment in your publishing journey so far? Anything you’d change if you could do it over?
MC: The most exciting moment? Every moment! I try to enjoy the journey as it’s happening, even the bad stuff, because I can usually find something good. It took me a long time to reach that point, but I made it, most days, and I wouldn’t change anything – except maybe that one night I sobbed for hours and ate pizza and fries and was sure my world was ending. But it’s all good now. One – or eight – shots later, I found my perspective.
KS: Thanks so much for coming by for a chat today, Marisa!
MC: Thanks again for having me! I love to connect with other readers and writers through social media. My website (www.marisacleveland.com) lists all the familiar places to find me.
Here are all the other places you can find Marisa:
Website – http://www.marisacleveland.com
Twitter – http://twitter.com/marisacleveland
Facebook – http://facebook.com/marisacleveland00
Google Plus – http://plus.google.com/102206201174009013772
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/marisacleveland
Tumblr – http://marisacleveland.tumblr.com
Goodreads – http://goodreads.com/marisacleveland
And if you’d like to run out and buy REFORMING THE COWBOY, here are all the buy links:
And Marisa is hosting an awesome release party giveaway! Click HERE to enter!
Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often. As a writer, she writes. Every day. If she couldn’t express herself through writing, music, and dance, she would die. Perhaps because she married her best friend, her adult romance novels focus on playfully naughty relationships developed through friendship and family-oriented values. She believes romance novels are the perfect “how to” books, because no matter the obstacles, the characters keep working toward their happily ever after. She loves to connect with writers and readers through social media. Visit her website (www.marisacleveland.com) to find where she is online.
Woohoo! It’s almost time to kick off the blog tour for Along Came a Spider (Transplanted Tales #3)!!
I’m so excited to finally be able to share Trish and Nicky’s story with all of you! From July 29th through August 31st, I’ll be visiting numerous blogs to chat about my Transplanted Tales. I hope you’ll all stop by to share the fun and help me celebrate the release of Along Came a Spider!
Below is a list of all the fantastic folks who will be participating in the blog tour, offering reviews, exclusive excerpts, and some guest posts from yours truly. :) Happy reading!!
July 29th – Talk Supe
July 30th – Paranormal Cravings
July 31st – The Reading Cave
August 1st – Yummy Men and Kickass Chicks
August 2nd – Fight for Your Write
August 4th – Kait Ballenger
August 5th - WTF Are You Reading?
August 6th - Tonya Kuper
August 8th – Little Read Riding Hood
August 9th – Books Make Me Happy
August 12th – Literary Escapism
August 13th – Kindle-aholic’s Bookpile
August 15th – My World… In words and pages
August 16th – Bookaholic Cat
August 20th – Caffeinated Book Reviewer
August 21st – Book Lovin’ Mamas
August 22nd – Between Dreams and Reality
August 23rd – Urban Girl Reader
August 28th – Readers Confession
August 30th – Marisa Cleveland
And don’t forget — there’s a giveaway, too!! Starting July 29th, you can enter here or at the participating blogs for your chance to win Transplanted Tales 1-3, a $50 gift card, and some Transplanted Tales swag!
Well, folks, I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride for my Transplanted Tales lately! RED hit the bestsellers lists on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble recently, and then took home the National Readers’ Choice Award at RWA over the weekend. I’m still grinning! But the good news doesn’t stop there!
I’m so happy to announce that there will be a Transplanted Tales novella and at least one more full-length Transplanted Tales novel coming in 2014!
The novella, GRIMM CONSEQUENCES, is a sequel to RED and is a continuation of the story of Nate Grimm and Tess “Red” Little. GRIMM CONSEQUENCES is tentatively scheduled for publication in February 2014.
And I’m happy to report that Book 4 of my Transplanted Tales series will be Gideon’s story! I fell in love with Gideon in THE BETTER TO SEE YOU and fell even harder when I wrote him in ALONG CAME A SPIDER. And considering the tweets and emails I received from readers, I get the impression you all fell for him, too! ;) I hope you’ll enjoy the story — and the very special woman — I have planned for the formidable fae bodyguard. The title for Book 4 is still pending, but I’ll share as soon as I can. Publication is tentatively planned for fall 2014.
To celebrate the new books, I’ve decided to hold a giveaway. Three winners will receive an e-book of one of my Transplanted Tales books (winner’s choice). The grand prize winner will receive a signed print copy of RED and some Transplanted Tales swag. Just enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
Thanks for all your support for my Transplanted Tales! The opportunity to write more Transplanted Tales novels wouldn’t have been possible without you, my amazing readers! XOXO
I am so incredibly excited to announce that RED (Transplanted Tales #1) has won the National Readers’ Choice Award in the paranormal romance category! I couldn’t be more thrilled!!
Special thanks to the members of Oklahoma RWA, who sponsored the contest, and to the judges who gave their time to read and score all of the entries. I’m so honored to have been selected!
And I also have to say thank you to my agent, Nicole Resciniti, and all the folks at Kensington — especially my editor, Alicia Condon. Hugs all around! XOXO
Check back here Monday, July 22nd, for some other exciting news about my Transplanted Tales, and for your chance to win a signed paperback copy of my award-winning novel and some Transplanted Tales swag!