Friday, June 28, 2013

Release Week Blitz: Playing for Keeps by Emma Hart




From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game…

 She's in love with him. 
He's trying not to love her. 
One night changes everything.

Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realising she was doing it.

Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away.

Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down.

What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long.

And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.

Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder.

**This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.**

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My Review

Playing for Keeps is a companion novel to Emma Hart’s The Love Game—both are about the same group of friends at UC Berkeley, and both are love stories told through alternating male and female POVs.  In The Love Game, the story really belonged to the female lead, Maddie, who is dealing with a troubled family background.  In Playing for Keeps, it’s the guy, Aston, who’s wrestling with a broken past—and it’s a doozy.  Aston comes from a heartbreaking background of abuse and neglect that’s vividly described through flashbacks, adding a layer of realism and emotional depth to this story.  While there were certainly many sexy and fun scenes, it’s really Aston’s struggles that are at the center of this novel.

As for Megan, the female lead in Playing for Keeps, I loved that she was a strong, self-confident, self-reliant character.  Megan and Aston realize pretty quickly that they’re perfect for each other…the problem is that to everyone else, Aston is no more than the asshole/playboy façade he shows to the world.  And “everyone else” includes Megan’s lifelong best friend Braden, who has a serious protective streak.  Braden got on my nerves SO MUCH in this book!  Of course, Megan and Aston keep their relationship secret for as long as possible, mostly to avoid Braden’s disapproval.  But the truth always comes out eventually…

In a book like this, we know where the characters are going to end up, but the satisfaction comes from watching them get there.  Playing for Keeps might make you cry a few times, but it will leave you feeling happy and hopeful too.

About the Author

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

Visit Emma on her websiteFacebooktwitter, and Goodreads.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Release Day for Trying to Get Over You by J.D. Rivera!

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Synopsis: Choices in life are hard. College student Emily Reynolds has been in a three year relationship with Cooper Thomason but one awful night has left their relationship shaken. She soon finds out she is pregnant and Cooper can’t give up his partying ways. Emily leaves Cooper and tries to find a life without him. She finds out a life without Cooper is harder than she thinks. Will Emily be able to move on from Cooper and find a relationship with another man or run back to him?


Author Bio:
 J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows and little league sports.  She loves Diet Mt. Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and of course reading.
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon

Welcome to the cover reveal for Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon.  The adorable cover was designed by B Designs.


Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon 
Publication date: August 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary

Synopsis:

When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it's crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Rowe. But as their relationship blossoms, a  jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.
Add it on Goodreads here.

About the Author:

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book Blitz and Sale for Precious Things

The book blitz and sale officially starts tonight, but the sale part has already begun...so now through next Sunday, you can get Precious Things for just ninety-nine pennies on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  (BN is taking a long time to change the price, but I did it last night so it should go through soon!)  Next week Precious Things will be featured on a bunch of book blogs (THANK YOU to everyone who signed up!) with features including the official Precious Things playlist.

I know it's a long shot, but I would really love to get on the New Adult bestsellers list next week, or maybe even the general New Releases list...so I am asking for any help you're willing to give.  If you know anyone who might be interested in Precious Things and can tell them about the sale, I'd really, really appreciate it!  Basically, this is the one week when I'm hoping to sell as many copies as I can...

So wish me luck!

And happy reading!

And THANK YOU!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Book Blitz: Romancing the RA by Ashelyn Drake


Welcome to the book blitz for Romancing the R.A.!  This book looks super-cute and absolutely nothing like my own college experience, so I'm hoping to dive into it for some good escapist reading soon!


Romancing the R.A. (Campus Romance #1)
Release Date: 05/28/13

Summary from Goodreads:

Noelle Buckman is looking forward to making a fresh start in college, one that doesn’t involve immature high school boys. The second she steps on campus for freshman orientation, she can sense the possibilities. Especially when she spots Andy, a resident advisor who’s not just hot but also thoughtful enough to open doors for a girl. 

And Andy has his eye on Noelle. Even when her nerves take control and she thinks she comes off as a hillbilly with no direction, Andy can see what she’s really like and he’s more than a little interested.

But orientation is less than two full days and there’s an entire summer between Noelle and Andy. Will her attempt to romance the R.A. be as short-lived as college orientation?

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***Excerpt***

He’s stunned at first and doesn’t move. I start to pull away, thinking I’ve made a huge mistake, but then I feel Andy’s hand on my lower back, pulling me closer. His lips part, and he deepens the kiss.

Every inch of me is on fire. Andy’s an incredible kisser, but the position we’re in is awkward. I reach my hands up and bury my fingers in his hair, which prompts him to lift me onto his lap. Much better. Our bodies are pressed so close I can feel every inch of him. My lungs are screaming for air, but I’m not willing to give in to them. I’ve been dying to kiss Andy ever since he first smiled at me, and I’ll be damned if I’m backing away that quickly.

His hands move up my back to my hair, and he pulls my head back gently exposing my neck. His lips trail down my jaw and to the nape of my neck. I bite my lip to stifle a moan, but it manages to slip out anyway. Andy slowly eases off, opening his eyes to see my reaction. I debate pulling his lips back to mine, but for the moment I drape my arms around his shoulders and just stare into his baby blue eyes.

“Wow.”

He can say that again. “Yeah.”

“I can honestly say that’s the first time I didn’t have to make the first move.”

“And it’s the first time I ever made the first move.”
           

He smiles. “Then I’m honored.” He leans forward and places a single kiss on my neck. His hips rise under me, and I know exactly where he’s hoping this is going to lead. My body is screaming for his touch, but I don’t want to be that girl. The one who goes off to college and sleeps with the first guy she meets. As much as I want Andy, I can’t do this right now.

About the Author
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management. Look for her debut New Adult romance, Romancing the R.A., from S.B. Addison Books!

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Book Blitz: Barbie World by Heidi Acosta

Welcome to the book blitz for Barbie World, the sequel to Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta.  I seriously LOVE the covers of these books, and I really really hope I can find time to read them soon!


BOOK ONE:
Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Baby Doll #1)
Publication date: November 1st 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
The only thing that 17 year old Barbie Starr wants to do is graduate high school so she and her little brother, Everett, can get out of Alabama. She doesn’t care about the rumors that are spread around about her like wild fire. Rumors are nothing new to her. Sure, maybe she could change her reputation, but why bother. She is leaving Alabama as soon as she can. That is, if she can pass algebra and graduate.

The only thing Dylan Knight would like to do is go through high school unnoticed; he has had enough of the drama that is high school. He took the whole of last summer to bulk-up: finally he is not being called names or being shoved into lockers. He wants to remain on the outside of the circle of constant rumors that surround the so-called popular kids who get all the attention. He would not, however, mind if his long time crush Katie took notice of him.

But it is Barbie who notices Dylan and she offers him a deal he can’t pass up: if he helps her pass algebra, she’ll help him get the girl of his dreams. Dylan agrees, but, as it turns out, nothing is simple when it comes to Barbie. Somehow, she can’t help but draw attention to herself — and to him. Soon Dylan finds himself tossed into the whirlwind of rumors that seem to follow Barbie everywhere. Can he save his reputation and still get the girl of his dreams? Or will Barbie be the one to break through his carefully-built facade?

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BOOK TWO:
Barbie World by Heidi Acosta
Series: Barbie Girl, #2
Publication date:  May 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
“One Night is all it took to change everything between Barbie and me. One night to potentially lose the girl of my dreams forever. How do I prove to her that she can trust me? That all I want to do is protect her carefully guarded heart. I need to prove to her that I want to be a part of her world. But How? ”

Dylan lost Barbie once before, now he is determined more than ever to win her heart and trust back. Easier said than done, especially with the new hot guy in town who is in a rock band and is the complete opposite of Dylan.

Barbie has been hurt beyond repair or so she thinks. It would be easier for heart to decide if she didn’t have to protect her little brother. And if Dylan would just put on a shirt! Dylan is not making this easy on her. It helps to have the distraction of the new guy in town cute bad boy Kai. But even though her heart is damaged it still knows what it wants. 

When Barbie learns she has a family and with the help of Roxie and Kai, oh and Third and Dylan. They embark on a journey to help bring Barbie closer to a past she never knew existed. 

Heidi Acosta brings you the heart felt story of friendship, love and heartbreak in the second book in of the Baby doll series Barbie World.
Add it on Goodreads here.

Interview with Author Heidi Acosta


Have you always wanted to be a writer?


Yes as long as I can remember, I have wanted to write.  When I was in school I would write stories if I was in any class that did not peek my interest, ah hum…math, science.

How did you come up with Barbie’s character and what made you deviate away from the clichéd good girls?

Barbie was a character from another book I was working on and she was so predominate that I wanted to tell her story. I knew that despite the challenges that she faces, she would remain true to herself. And through I completely LOVE the typical good-girl falls for bad-boy theme. I never read about a bad-girl/good-boy. It is such a fun character to write to push what she is going to do.

How did you come up with the name Barbie’s name?

When you here Barbie you get a certain image in your head. I wanted to take that image and break it. I wanted her to be the complete opposite of her namesake.

Which Character do you most resembles you?

I am a little like Barbie in a sense that she has a fierce love for her little brother. I too, to a fault love my brother and sisters fiercely. I would hope that I am like Third a good hearted person and loyal friend.

If Barbie was stuck on an island, what would be the one thing she would have with her?

Everett! She could not live without him. He is the reason she fights so hard. To keep on going on and not fall in temptations that are in front of her. He would be the reason she would fight to survive.

About the Author

Heidi Acosta was born on Long Island, New York. Moving around a lot when she was younger, she has lived in New York, Arizona, New York (again), Washington, Georgia, and Florida, in that order. Each place offered her something special, but she will always consider New York her home.

Heidi started writing as soon as she could spell. When she was three, Heidi’s mother gave her a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods; thus beginning her lifelong love affair with literature.

Writing soon also became a form of therapy for Heidi, when she realized that no matter what was happening in her life, she could find emotional escape while writing. Some of her earliest stories featured her as a princess who explored new worlds with her horse Buttercup. If it sounds romantic, it wasn’t, there was no prince charming in those fairy lands (boys where yucky).

Heidi now resides in Florida with her husband, very active daughter, one hyper Chihuahua, two sweet cats, and one very fat moody cat.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Book Review: Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan


“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”

I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he’s marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to…

“If you shatter, I’ll find you…”

But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my façade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his. 

With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?

I received an ARC from ATOMR Tours.


Wow!  Lexi Ryan’s Unbreak Me was so much more emotional and intense than I was expecting.  I’ll admit I was a tiny bit taken aback at the beginning because, while this book is marketed as NA and main character Maggie is twenty-one, it really read to me more like a contemporary romance.  Which is fine, and once I adjusted my expectations, I was completely on board.  Lexi Ryan’s writing is smooth, well-paced and a pleasure to read, and many of her descriptions and imagery in this novel are really beautiful.

Unbreak Me is told from three alternating points-of-view, but the story really belongs to Maggie, who has returned to her small hometown after dropping out of college and breaking off an engagement a year earlier.  I really liked the use of all three viewpoints, and I felt that seeing the two male perspectives—one from a character who grew up with Maggie, and another from a man who’s getting to know her for the first time—gave us a more complete picture of Maggie’s character.  Maggie judges herself very harshly, and I appreciated the chance to get to know her not only through her own thoughts, but through outside eyes.  While some reviewers called the relationship between these three characters a love triangle, it didn’t read that way to me—one character was a part of Maggie’s past, the other her future.  So even for readers who normally avoid love triangles, I don’t think the romance in Unbreak Me would prove too bothersome.

One of my favorite things about this book was the setting: a small, working-class town that’s also home to an elite private college.  The often uncomfortable coexistence of “townies” and wealthy college students added a very interesting dimension to the novel, and I felt it was portrayed quite realistically.  I was also impressed by the depth of Maggie’s character development.  Due to a traumatic incident at the age of fifteen, Maggie is labeled the town “slut,” a label that haunts her and influences her actions and decisions throughout her life.  The author did a great job of illustrating how the roles others try to force us into do have a huge impact, even if we know those labels aren’t true.  They still become a part of us, and they still hurt.  In a way, they often become a self-fulfilling prophecy.


Watching Maggie’s transformation throughout Unbreak Me was satisfying, and the romance was definitely swoon-worthy.  Unbreak Me is a good choice for readers who want emotional depth along with their angst and romance—and, of course, a happy ending.  

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cover Reveal: Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee is one of my favorite authors, and her third cover is my favorite yet, so I'm very excited to share it with you today!


About ESCAPING ME:


All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere—she couldn't.

He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.

Here's the thing they quickly found out—sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are.

Add it on Goodreads here.

About the Author

When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand.  Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination!  Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!




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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: Undertow by Leigh Talbert Moore

I love this cover...it looks like the perfect summer read!  The reveal was organized by InkSlinger PR.


Book #2 in the DRAGONFLY series, coming July 18, 2013!

"Falling in love will pull you under..."


Three friends, three dreams.

One of them will end up dead. T
Two will be forever shattered.


Recovering from her broken heart, Anna decides to spend the semester break diving into the three journals Bill Kyser gave her to read--the journals that hold the secret and that Bill says will help her understand his need for silence.

But the more Anna learns about the tragic events behind the powerful developer’s seclusion, the more she’s convinced silence is a mistake.

Anna has to decide if she’ll keep the secrets or tell him the truth about a past that’s been buried for decades. The only problem is the more she knows, the more Anna realizes either choice could cost her the boy she's starting to love.

About Leigh T. Moore:

Leigh Talbert Moore is the author of the popular young adult romantic comedy The Truth About Faking, its companion The Truth About Letting Go, and the mature YA/new adult romantic suspense novel Rouge, a Quarter Finalist in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

She is an award-winning journalist and editor, who has also worked in marketing and public relations for many years. Her writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the southeast and Midwest U.S., and she runs the popular writing-craft blog That’s Write.

A southern ex-pat and beach bum, she currently lives with her husband, two young children, and one grumpy cat in the Midwest.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Update on FORTY NIGHTS (Neima's Ark, Book Two)

This probably won't come as a huge surprise, considering I haven't mentioned Neima's Ark much lately, but...it's not going to come out in June, as I'd originally planned.  I am hoping to have it out by the end of July, but I'm changing the Goodreads date to August because I don't want to have to change it again, like I did with Precious Things.

I know this sucks, and I'm really sorry.  Precious Things took me much longer to finish than I was hoping, and my job this summer is also a lot more intensive than I was hoping, and requires a lot of outside-of-work lesson-planning time.  However, I'm going to do my best to get Forty Nights out as soon as possible, while still making it as good as I can.

I do have the cover for Forty Nights, and I'll be organizing a reveal for it soon.  Also, if you're worried you'll have completely forgotten Forty Days, I do plan on putting a bit of a cheat-sheet reminder at the front of the book--sort of an expanded version of the family tree at the front of the last book.

Thanks everyone

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cover Reveal: Manic by J.A. Huss

Today I'm revealing the cover for the NA contemporary Manic, the sequel to Tragic, which is currently on my kindle and impatiently waiting for me to read it!  (Yes, books can be impatient.)  I love the retro pin-up girl feel of this cover, and once again, the author designed it herself!


Manic by J.A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #2
Publication date: August 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Synopsis:
TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? ;)

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

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Blog Tour: Never Let You Fall by Michele G. Miller

Welcome to my stop on the Never Let You Fall blog tour!  I have a top ten post from author Michele G. Miller as well as my review.  I'm so glad I got the chance to read this book!


Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her.

Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…

As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything... 

And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…

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My Review

I’ll admit I was initially attracted to Never Let You Fall by the gorgeous cover.  I read the blurb (which is, in a good way, rather vague) quickly, just enough to know the book had some sort of paranormal/fantasy element.  I actually think it improved my experience to know as little as possible going into the book, and I’m so glad I read it, because…I loved it!

I really don’t what to say too much in this review because, as I said above, I think readers will enjoy the book even more if you don’t know too much going into it.  I will say that Never Let You Fall was an escapist read for me, in the best way possible.  It swept me away into a larger-than-life story and romance.  I loved both main characters, even though Xander was at times almost too perfect to believe, and I felt for both of them dealing with difficult childhoods and the loss of their families and, for so many years, the loss of each other as well.  I also found the secondary characters interesting, and I appreciated the way the author continued to develop them throughout the story, leaving me questioning their motives and eager to learn more.

Another thing I really, really liked was the way this novel melded the contemporary and fantasy genres.  While I like fantasy, I often have trouble staying interested in traditional fantasy novels.  I’m not sure exactly why, but I think it has something to do with the combination of the quasi-historical settings and complex world-building.  As much as I want to like it, I find it hard to stay fully involved while reading.  Never Let You Fall got around those issues by beginning in a contemporary setting and focusing on characters who’ve grown up in our world, even when they transition to more of a fantasy environment.  This made the book much more accessible and enjoyable for me, as did the fact that the world-building, while interesting, wasn’t overly complicated.  And I loved the parts of the world-building that were reminiscent of traditional fantasy, and even of fairy tales.

While Never Let You Fall doesn’t end with what I’d call a cliffhanger, it definitely leaves a lot of possibilities open for a sequel.  And I’m definitely looking forward to reading it! 

Top Ten Post from Michele G. Miller

Never Let You Fall is the start of a fantasy series centered around another dimension named Tyalbrook.  One of my early readers wrote in her review who much she would love to live in Tyalbrook and it got me thinking.  What are the top ten fictional places I would love to live or at least visit?
(In no particular order)

(Comment from Stephanie: Can I just say I love this idea for a top ten!)

- Narnia.  Beautiful scenery, talking animals, Aslan and Kings and Queens of old.

- Oz.  Yellow brick roads, good witches and an emerald city.

- Harry Potters Universe.  Do I need a reason?  How cool would it be to go to Hogwarts!

- The Shire from Lord of The Rings.  Another beautiful locale where the people eat second supper!

- Neverland from Peter Pan.  Mermaids, Indians, faeries and never growing up.

- Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls.  Not a book universe but one I would gladly live in!  Small town where everybody knows your name and a bunch of quirky fun people and events.

- Sunnydale from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Living on the hellmouth wouldn't be so great but having Angel around?  Swoon!  Plus, hanging out with Buffy would be fun.

- Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid.  Under the sea they play all day *sing it*

- Pandora from Avatar.  The glowing plants and gorgeous scenery is enough to make me wanna visit.

- Mystic Falls from The Vampire Diaries.  Salvatore brothers.  Enough said ;)


**Honorable mention goes to the Star Wars Universe and Forks from Twilight

About the Author

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma.  She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow.  However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter! 

Her family, a doting husband and three awesome  minions, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Never Let You Fall is Michele’s first novel and she is beyond thrilled to have finally followed up on a dream she has held for over 20 years!  God willing there will be many many more books to follow.

Visit Michele at her blogGoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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