Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: INSPIRE by Cora Carmack

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

The cover was designed by VLC Productions.


Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #2

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event splotlighting upcoming releases that we readers are eagerly anticipating and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2)
by Ann Aguirre
Publication Date: September 30, 2014

From Goodreads:

Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But 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's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever—until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her.

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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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event splotlighting upcoming releases that we readers are eagerly anticipating and is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Stay With Me
by J. Lynn
Publication Date: September 23, 2014

From Goodreads:

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Introduction Post

Helene Reich is a pen name that I have chosen to use for my new adult writing. I was born in the great state of Wyoming and raised in the hills of Central Texas. I lived on the Jersey Shore for ten years. Yes that Jersey Shore, I was about 10 to 15 minutes (depending on traffic) from the shore house where MTV taped the series.

I'm now back in Austin and so happy to be back. I have two children who are 11 years apart. Yes, I know I am crazy to go through with the parenting thing all over again at that point, but I wouldn't have it any other way. My oldest will be a senior in high school when the youngest starts Kindergarten.

I have kept a journal of some sort, most of the time, since high school. Now, instead of keeping a journal I write young adult stories in the paranormal realm. It was in the 6th grade that my English teacher had us all write and illustrate our own books, which she then had bound for us. Ever since then I have thought about writing in some form or another.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in History and 3 teacher certificates. No, I haven't done anything with that expensive education that I worked so hard at graduating with honors. Yet. It was with this history degree that I had thought about possibly writing research books on local and not so local historical topics.

My hobbies include photography and genealogy. I am also relearning German. Yes, relearning. I took three years in high school and two years in college. After not speaking the language with anyone for years I am back to learning it along with my dad, who was born in Germany. Oh, and did I forget to mention writing and reading? :-) Again, thanks to the genealogy research I have also gained an idea for a book that would be more on the research, historical, and nonfiction side. Who knows, maybe I'll write them all. 

For now though, I am happy writing new adult under the pen name Helene Reich and young adult and middle grade fiction under the name Heather Helene.

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