Thursday, May 29, 2014

Move over, Mindy's in the Hizzouse!

 Hey all,
Uber excited today to announce that Mindy Ruiz, YA author extraordinaire, has a new book coming out just in time for UtopYA!

Enchanted Heart takes place in Las Vegas ... How could a teen possibly find trouble there?

Here's the synopsis: 

Cassandra Vera never ever broke the rules.


She’s also had a nonexistent social life since her best friend moved to Vegas. Armed with a new set of resolutions, the promise of a hot date, and her adoptive parents out of town, seventeen-year-old Cassandra agrees to a road trip, which is the perfect way to celebrate her birthday and ring in the New Year. After all, she’s headed to Vegas, the city where secrets are meant to stay hidden. Little does Cassandra know her past is buried there as well.

Cloaked in the shadows of the glitz and gaudy lights of Vegas lies a power struggle centuries old. One wrong step and Cassandra could destroy the delicate web of secrets. Now an enemy she never knew existed is after her, and the one boy who may be the missing piece to the puzzle — and her heart— is the one person she can’t afford to trust.

About Mindy Ruiz: 
Mindy Ruiz lives in a sleepy Beach Town in Southern California. When she’s not writing, she spends her time chasing after three boys, making flirty eyes at her hunky husband, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, and hanging out at the beach with her very large and loud Italian family.
Her career in publishing started in the 4th grade with a story about a magic, museum-hopping chair. Now, Mindy writes young adult, new adult, and adult paranormal romance. Her books always include tormented heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of swooney moments that will put a smile on your face or make your heart race. Mindy is the lover of a good romance, the underdog, and John Hugh’s 80′s teen movies.

When her toes arent in the sand or her mind isnt in the clouds, Mindy loves hearing from readers. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Great Pinterest Smackdown!

Hey all,
We are participating in Nicole Williams' Great Pinterest Smackdown.
There's a chance to win a bunch of great prizes, one being having a character named after the winner! (Although how Nicole is going to name a character Chirenjenzie is beyond us! :-)

Anywho, we'll be posting a few pins over the coming days, and we'd love if it you'd like or share our pins (which is how you win the contest :-)

 This is from Nicole's newest work, Crossing Stars, which is the first book in a three part series.

What do you think?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

***Cover and Trailer Reveal*** The Ascendant series by Raine Thomas

Double Cover Reveal!!! 
Titles: Rout of the Dem-Shyr and Rise of the Faire-Amanti 
Series: The Ascendant Series, Books 2 and 3 
Author: Raine Thomas 
Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC 
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design 
Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi Romance 
Recommended Audience: Readers 17+ 
Projected Release Dates: Rout of the Dem-Shyr (July, 2014) and Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Nov, 2014)

On to the big reveals! Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant Series, Book 2) Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Ascendant Series, Book 3)

Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant Series, Book 2)

 Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Ascendant Series, Book 3)

 Check out the covers all together. Don’t they look amazing??

Did you miss the first book in the series, Return of the Ascendant? Grab your copy today!
 Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

And now, it’s Trailer Reveal Time! Turn those speakers up!!! Trailer created by Flatline Films

Friday, May 9, 2014

*COVER REVEAL* The Space Within by Kristie Cook (The Book of Phoenix, Pt 3.)

With the release of The Space Beyond by Kristie Cook barely more than a week away (May 19), how would you like to see the cover for the final part of The Book of Phoenix series, The Space Within? If you haven't read this New Adult Paranormal Romance series, you are so missing out!

The Space Within

Part Three in The Book of Phoenix series
Author: Kristie Cook
Release Date: July 14, 2014
Where: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo (all countries)

When Darkness threatens, what matters most lies in The Space Within

Completing a mission that reunites Guardian Twin Flames turns devastating when the Book of Phoenix throws Leni and Brock into a Dark world, leaving Jeric and Asia behind. They count on their other halves to rescue them, but when that doesn’t happen, they must fight through the Darkness and find a Gate that will take them home.

Except all of Earth’s Gates are sealed.

Enyxa, ruler of Darkness, and her horde of Dark souls storm the Gates to push their way through to Earth. While Leni and Brock fight Enyxa on their side, Jeric and Asia must figure out how to save their Twin Flames without jeopardizing all of Earth’s souls. Through it all—and with a little help from Enyxa—Brock and Asia begin questioning their relationship and whether they’re truly meant to be together…or if they’re two Lost souls forced to become one.

If the Broken dyads don’t find each other fast, they’ll be lost to the Dark forever. But to reunite means choosing themselves over all of Earth’s souls. Can Jeric make that decision? And will Brock and Asia find the love they both desperately crave? Or are they all doomed to perpetual Darkness?

Discover how it all ends in The Space Within, the explosive conclusion to The Book of Phoenix trilogy.

Other books in the series:

The Space Between
Part One in The Book of Phoenix series
Author: Kristie Cook
Currently Available - ON SALE FOR 99C


When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between

Leni Drago can't make a smart decision on her own, according to her mother anyway--the few times she's tried resulted in disaster. When her uncle sends her on a dance tour in Italy to find her real self, she returns to an empty home and any evidence of his existence wiped out. Then things get even stranger, like the mysterious appearances of Jeric Winters--inked, pierced and a hit-'em-and-quit-'em type. He's one decision that should be easy for Leni. Or is he?

Jeric doesn't do girlfriends. Unless they're someone else's. He left the fighting cage and modeling for a reason, and girls who want more than a night of fun are distractions he doesn't need. Especially when they come with as much baggage as Leni carries. But he can't shake the gut feeling that he needsto know her. All of her.

To discover the truth behind their connection and their ties to a journal from 1989, they must face painful secrets from their pasts. And they must do so quickly because their own existences are falling to pieces.

This first part of The Book of Phoenix takes you on a heart-wrenching ride as you discover the answers that lie in The Space Between.

The Space Beyond

Part Two in The Book of Phoenix series
Author: Kristie Cook
When: May 19, 2014
Where: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo (all countries)

Hearts break. Souls shatter. Love lies in The Space Beyond.

As members of the Phoenix, Jeric and Leni are thrust into their new lives, expected to lead Earth’s Guardians. But Leni struggles with trusting her own soul, and Jeric is more concerned about keeping Leni safe than meeting others’ demands. When Darkness swarms Lake Haven, they embark on their first mission with little preparation and no idea which soul the Dark hunts.

Born and raised in Lake Haven, Bex hopes to escape her small-town life, ideally in the arms of her soul mate. She knows he exists, and her heart aches with the need to find him. When her long-lost mama calls to announce she's knockin' on death's door, Bex reluctantly makes the trip to see the uncaring bitch (bless her heart), only to be knocked off her feet by the sexy and charming Dr. Mason Hayes. Is he really The One?

Leni’s soul felt an instant connection to Bex, but if Bex found her soul mate, she isn’t their mission. So who is, and why does Leni instinctively feel drawn to her? Can Leni even trust her intuition? And will Jeric step up and lead when the time comes or continue to hold them back?

If they don't learn to trust themselves and each other quickly, Darkness will claim them all…along with the rest of Earth’s souls.

About Kristie Cook:

 Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, a New Adult paranormal romance/contemporary fantasy, with the first four books, Promise, Purpose, Devotion, Power and Wrath available now. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis: A Soul Savers Novella, currently available.

The Space Between kicks off her second New Adult paranormal series, The Book of Phoenix, which includes The Space Beyond (May 19, 2014) and The Space Within (July 14, 2014).

Besides writing, Kristie enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at:

Author's Website & Blog:
The Book of Phoenix Website: 
Soul Savers Series Website: