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The Cover of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and a giveaway…

I can’t believe it…my novella A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER is coming out in three weeks. Three. Weeks. And today I’m so happy and nervous to share the cover of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER with all of you.

Why nervous? Because I designed it. Crossing my fingers you like it 🙂

To celebrate, I’m giving away several prizes (including a $50 Amazon gift card)…You can enter here.

oh and if you want to know all the not-so-dirty details about the behind-the-scenes of the cover, don’t hesitate to sign up for my newsletter. 

I’m sending it out today (July 9th) at 9.30 a.m. EST. And it includes an EXCLUSIVE: the first two (non-edited) chapters of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER.

Annnnnd….here it is!

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She’s his best friend’s little sister. He’s the biggest player of them all.
They shouldn’t be together. But this summer’s just too tempting.

Sixteen-year-old Emilia Moretti’s goal for the summer is simple: forget her brother’s best friend—Nick Grawsky—ever existed. It should be easy: He’s spending his summer in the Hamptons, adding girls in tiny bikinis to his list of broken hearts. Guarantee he won’t be telling them they’re like his little sisters. This summer, Emilia won’t stay awake at night thinking about him. She’ll need flawless ballet movements to have a shot at next year’s showcase, and she’s finally ready to search for her birth parents. But when Nick decides to stay in the city, Emilia’s resolve disappears in a pirouette. Maybe it’s the spin they needed to be together. As long as she doesn’t get stuck believing in happily ever after…

Nick is tired of pretending to be the happy, let’s-have-fun guy. His father wants him to change his career from professional dancer to…lawyer. He needs to put all of his focus on dancing to prove to Daddy Dearest he’s good enough to make it big. And he may have a case of the bluest balls in history courtesy of Emilia. She’s off-limits: The bro code with Roberto even forbids the dirty thoughts he has about her. Besides, he’s not boyfriend material. He only has time for flings, for girls who don’t expect much, for girls he doesn’t want to kiss goodnight. He knows he should resist her, but he’s not sure he wants to…

At least for this summer.

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Tell me, what do you think about the cover? 🙂

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Soooo happy for this COVER REVEAL (and there is a giveaway too!)

Those are happy days for cover reveals. Yesterday, B&N revealed the cover of Jessica Love’s IN REAL LIFE (and it is gorgeous) and today, I am so excited for you all to see the cover of Riley Edgewood’s latest book: TRUTH & TEMPTATION.

Disclaimer: I absolutely love Riley’s writing. And her. She’s amazing all around and her books are not only sexy (because they are. Oh yes, they are) but they are also full of gorgeous prose and feelings and characters that you want to hang out with.

I am so looking forward to reading TRUTH & TEMPTATION (and other disclaimer: I am going to do that before it is released and yes, you can be jealous :))

And now the cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? And there’s a giveaway too! Scroll down for ALL details 🙂

Truth and Temptation

TRUTH & TEMPTATION:

She’s a liar. He knows the truth.

Teagan Walker gets around. Ask anyone—hell, ask her. She’ll own it with a smile. But beneath that smile is a girl whose parents didn’t want her. Whose grandparents raised her without affection. Whose struggle with a burning anger threatens to consume her, though she’d rather punch someone in the face than talk about it. With a new job looming, she’s determined to work her way into a better life. When she meets the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, she decides to kick it off with a bang. And she makes her move.

But he’s got moves of his own, and before the night is out, he strips her of way more than she means to reveal—without removing a single piece of clothing. That comes, too, of course. He’s gotten under her skin like nobody before him, and what’s the harm in one night with a sexy stranger? Exposed or not, she never has to see him again.

Except she does.

On Monday morning, they come face-to-face. He’s the son of her new CEO—and he threatens to bring her entire world crashing down, making her face every lie she’s ever told.

Truth & Temptation is the third standalone book in Riley Edgewood’s Summer Love series. 

SALES INFORMATION:

Truth & Temptation is available for preorder now—at a discount for preorder only, $2.99! The book releases on July 23, 2015.

PREORDER GIVEAWAY: 

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  • Every (EVERY!) person who enters will receive a signed TRUTH & TEMPTATION bookmark! (US only)
  • Ten (10) winners* will receive a Summer Love series pin! (US only)
  • Four (4) winners* will receive a Summer Love series tote bag! (International!)
  • Three (3) winners* will receive a signed paperback of TRUTH & TEMPTATION–and an e-copy will be sent to a friend of their choice! (International!)
  • One (1) winner* will receive a $50 Amazon gift card! (International!)

ALSO AVAILABLE:

 

 

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She wants to forget he ever existed.


He’d never give up her memory.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

RileyRiley lives in Northern Virginia and spends most of her time with her characters, playing with her toddler and husband, and pretending she knows how to be an adult. Former dancer. Current writer. Lifelong lover of accessories, books, and the beach. And cats. Can’t forget the kitties. Of which she has two.

Sign up for Riley’s newsletter and never miss out on new book releases or other fun things: http://smarturl.it/rileynewsletter

You can also find her online–make sure to say hello! She loves to hear from her readers.

 

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You could win a signed paperback copy of ONE DREAM ONLY :)

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Giveaway time

I published ONE DREAM ONLY a few months back already as an e-book and it is soon going to be available as paperback too.

So, to celebrate, I am giving away a signed paperback copy of ONE DREAM ONLY over on my Facebook group, Elodie’s Cozy Nook

ONE DREAM ONLY is the prequel novelette of ONE TWO THREE.

PBOOK001 (1)She thought she was on her way to the top…  

Sixteen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya has one dream and one dream only: becoming the best ballerina ever. Dancing’s always been who she is and she’s working her hardest to land the main role of the School of Performing Arts’ end-of-the-year showcase. But…will she make it?

Within a week, Natalya’s life will be changed forever. 

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If you have already read it, don’t hesitate to leave a review on Goodreads and/or online retailers. It really helps ❤ Thank you and hope to see you in my Facebook group soon…

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Celebrate great books and you could win a KINDLE :)

Release Day Party

I am so excited for two wonderful friends who are publishing their books on Monday. If you like New Adult contemporary romance, those books are for YOU.  No kidding, the writing is flawless and engaging, the characters jump out of the pages and you’re going to LOVE the stories. To celebrate their releases, Elizabeth Briggs and Riley Edgewood are hosting a FACEBOOK party on Monday, February 23rd with tons of amazing authors and pretty awesome prizes, like a KINDLE. You can find all details and RSVP to the party here.

SURF & SURRENDER (A SUMMER LOVE NOVEL #2)
(Available February 23rd, 2015)

She wants to forget he ever existed. He’d never give up her memory. 

Quinn Westwood is completely over Sawyer Carson. He broke her heart years ago and disappeared from her life without a word. So yeah. She’s over him. Never even thinks of him. In fact, she’s spending her college summer break surfing and lifeguarding in the Outer Banks, while nursing a bruised heart from a differentrelationship gone wrong. She doesn’t have room in her mind or heart for Sawyer–until she runs into him at a beach bonfire and the sparks that fly between them are way hotter than the flames heating the sand.

Sawyer never got over Quinn. The only thing stronger than what he feels for her is the secret keeping them apart, but sharing it would destroy more than just his life–it’d ruin hers, as well. Still, he can’t seem to keep away from her, can’t seem to keep his hands off of her soft, tempting skin. Especially since she has even less self-control when it comes to reigniting the physical side of what made them perfect together.

But secrets have a way of slipping out, and when Sawyer’s is revealed, it threatens to shatter everyone involved. He’ll have to face walking away a second time, and Quinn will have to decide if fighting for him is worth it when the fallout could affect more than just her heart, but also those of the people she loves most.

MORE THAN COMICSMORE THAN COMICS (CHASING THE DREAM #2)

They’re friends online – but can they be more in real life?

Writer Tara McFadden has been friends with artist and drummer Hector Fernandez for years, long before his band became famous on reality TV – yet they’ve never met in person. They finally have a chance to connect offline when they’re both sent to Comic-Con to promote the graphic novel they collaborated on.

Hector’s secretly been in love with Tara for as long as he can remember, and once they meet, she sees him in a new light. All the years of longing lead to an incredible night of passion after one of his concerts, but neither is sure if their online relationship can translate into a real life romance – or if this will ruin their friendship forever.

Over four crazy days at Comic-Con, Hector and Tara must decide if they want a future together. But when their story seems to be over, it’s up to Hector’s entire band to make sure he and Tara get their happy ending.

Buy it now:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes 

Google Play | Kobo | All Romance

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It’s BLACKOUT release day! (and psshhh, you could win a Kindle!)

I am so happy and excited for Meredith! It’s BLACKOUT release day 🙂 Did you pick it up already? To celebrate, Meredith is giving away some pretty awesome prizes: TWO Kindle Paperwhites, a signed copy of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN, and a signed hardcover of BLACKOUT.

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Seventeen-year-old Amanda Obermann (code name: Iris) has more on her mind than usual. As a member of a covert government organization called the Annum Guard, which travels through time to keep history on track, Iris has been getting some particularly stressful assignments. Plus, Jane Bonner, the Guard’s iron-fisted new leader, seems determined to make life as hard as possible. Thankfully, Iris has Abe (code name: Blue), her boyfriend and fellow Guardian, who listens to her vent—and helps her cope with her mentally ill mother’s increasingly erratic behavior.

When Guardians start to disappear on their assignments, Iris makes a terrifying discovery: a “blackout” squad is targeting anyone who gets in the way of a corrupt force that’s selling out both the Annum Guard’s missions and Guardian lives. Together, Iris and Blue must go undercover to untangle the Guard’s elaborate web of secrets and lies. But when Iris discovers that the terrible truth may involve her own father, a former Guardian undone by his own greed, she must decide how much she’s willing to risk to rescue her friends…and how dangerous the consequences will be for all of humanity.

A thrilling time-traveling adventure that spans from Abraham Lincoln’s assassination to the Cuban Missile Crisis and back to the present day, this pulse-pounding sequel to The Eighth Guardian reveals that playing with time can turn into a deadly game.

PURCHASE LINKS:
Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | The Book Depository | Indiebound

To enter the giveaway, just click on this link:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can check more details on Meredith’s blog (here) and don’t hesitate to wish her a happy release day too 🙂

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Cover reveal: ONE DREAM ONLY (with giveaway and pre-order :-))

I am so so soooooo happy to share the cover of ONE DREAM ONLY, the prequel novelette of ONE TWO THREE. Derek Murphy of CreativIndie designed the cover and I LOOOOOOOVE IT! 🙂

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Summary: Sixteen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya has only one dream: becoming the best ballerina ever. Dancing’s always been who she is and she’s working her hardest to land the main role of the School of Performing Arts’ end of the year recital. But…will she make it? Within a week, Natalya’s life will be changed forever.
Prequel novelette of One, Two, Three.

Publication date: October 14th. 2014

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And you can pre-order it on Amazon already now (only $0.99) 

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And….there´s a giveaway

You can win:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

$25 to the project of your choice at DonorsChoose.org

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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My book is out in the world!

Me holding an ARC of ONE TWO THREE :-)
Me holding an ARC of ONE TWO THREE 🙂

It’s the 26th of June and my little book is out in the world…it’s an insane feeling. It’s crazy and exciting and scary and amazing. And SURREAL. And did I mention amazing?

I chose this date to find a way to celebrate my parents’  4o year anniversary. They are wonderful parents and I am so grateful for them. They’re the reason I’m here today, they helped me and supported me and let me go while always making sure I know that my home is still my home. They’re strong together and I admire them.

Happy anniversary! I love you! The Chemical Engineer and I will be lucky if we’re like you in more than 30 years.

I also simply want to say “thank you”. Thank you to everyone who supported me throughout this journey. I honestly couldn’t have done it without my husband (<3) and without my CPs, beta readers, my amazing friends dispersed in so many countries…people who offered their support, my #Team123,  agents who offered their feedback, colleagues who cheered me up along the way.

Thank you for listening, for nudging me when needed, for being there, for believing in me…I’ve met so many amazing persons and I’m really grateful for all of you! And thank you to everyone who reviewed my book. I’m really realizing now how important those reviews are.

I’m currently in Galveston, Texas and in a public place so I probably should stop typing right now, or I might start crying.

I am so happy that you can all now read ONE, TWO, THREE and maybe fall in love with Nata & Tonio.  You can enter this giveaway to win a signed copy of ONE, TWO, THREE or a $50 gift card to Amazon or B&N or $25 donation to the literacy project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org:  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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ONE, TWO, THREE: Last year, seventeen-year-old Natalya Pushkaya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.

But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.

At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present. Keeping him an arabesque away proves to be a challenge for Natalya and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell.  When upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself.

Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?

 

 

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For fans of New Adult: Discover “More Than Music” (with giveaways)…

Fans of New Adult novels, of music, of reality TV, of fun and sexy novels, of finding yourself novels…MORE THAN MUSIC is all that is more.

This was my very brief review right after reading it: Couldn’t put it down! MORE THAN MUSIC is like Jared to Maddie: addictive, sweet and sexy, funny and real. (and that elevator scene? Wow!)

What is MORE THAN MUSIC about?

From Goodreads.com: Music major Maddie Taylor seems to have her life all figured out. She’s just finished her junior year of college, has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, and plans to go to grad school to write movie scores. Only her roommates know she practices guitar every night and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don’t get to be rock stars.

Tattooed singer Jared Cross has a new girl every week, but when he catches Maddie playing one of his songs, she attracts his attention in an unexpected way. His band needs a fourth member for The Sound, a reality TV show competition—and he wants her. Though Maddie refuses to be another notch on Jared’s bedpost, she agrees to risk everything for the chance to be a rock star.

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there’s more to Jared behind his flirty smile, and with each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore. When the show pressures Jared to flaunt his player image, they’re forced to keep their relationship secret, but Maddie can’t help but want something real.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.

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Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She plays the guitar, mentors at-risk teens, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of small, fluffy dogs.Author Links:

Where to find it?

Amazon|Barnes & Noble|iTunes|Kobo | Smashwords |All Romance

 

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Blitz-wide giveaway

Open INTL – Ends June 24th

1) signed paperback of MORE THAN MUSIC + bookmarks
1) paperback copy of FIFTY FIRST TIMES: A New Adult Anthology

To enter: follow this link –  a Rafflecopter giveaway

e-book giveaway

To win an e-book copy of MORE THAN MUSIC, simply leave a comment on this post. I’ll randomly pick the winner
CONGRATS AGAIN ELIZABETH!
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Threats Of Sky and Sea is out today + Giveaway! #TOSAS

Details on the giveaway are at the end of this post

Once upon a time, I took a wonderful revising class with Mandy Hubbard (who is as amazing as everyone says, and she has a cow. That’s not what makes her amazing, but still pretty cool). In this class, I met quite a few talented writers, including the lovely Jennifer Ellision.

Fast-forward 15 months or so, and Jen announces she’s self-publishing the debut novel she was working on in Mandy’s class. Jen’s novel already sounded good back then, and after reading an ARC, I know it’s even better that what I thought! Jen and I have been in very regular contact as we go through the self-publishing process at around the same time. We have behind-the-scenes emails and cheer each other.

But, this doesn’t take anything away from the awesomeness that is her main character, Bree or the way a certain someone is totally swoon-worthy, or the fact that despite the fact that I don’t read a lot of fantasy, I still couldn’t put this book down.

Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share. Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war. Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees

You can find the book on Amazon, B&N and other online retailers.

Here are a few quotes I loved from the book:

  • “If you tell me one more time that I’m using the wrong fork for a part of a meal, I swear I’ll show them exactly how multi-functional the utensil can be.”
  • “Wishes, I am finding, are fickle things when they turn on you.”
  • “I have been thinking”, he says. Kingdoms have been known to fall in the wake of his thoughts.

 And more! 

The speculative fiction magazine Inaccurate realities reviewed it and loved it! 🙂

Tonight, Jen is hosting a #TOSAS Twitter Party, you can find all info here and you can ask her questions by leaving comments on her blog post.

And the giveaway?

Well, today is all about TOSAS and Jen…:) so all you have to do is head over Jen’s Twitter Party blog post by clicking here and ask her a question about TOSAS, her breakfast on this day, about elementals, whatever comes to your mind. Everyone who leaves a comment, asking her a question ahead of time will be entered into my giveaway…I’ll use a random generator number tomorrow to pick the winner of a paperback copy of TOSAS (and I will toss in a $25 donation to the book/literacy project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org)

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Self publishing, THREE...

So happy to share the cover of ONE, TWO, THREE…with all of you! (with giveaway)

I have to say I’m excited and anxious and happy (did I mention excited?) to share my cover with all of you today! Derek from CreativIndie did an amazing job in capturing the novel and #Team123 was super duper helpful in giving me their impressions on the different samples I received.

The cover I’m about to unveil is the one we all fell in love with, and it’s the one that had my heart from the very beginning. It’s SO gorgeous! And I love it!

Thank you as well to Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours who’s been wonderful. 60 bloggers signed up to help reveal my cover (THANK YOU!) To celebrate the cover reveal, I’m also organizing a giveaway (it’s open internationally and the link is at the end of this blog post)

And now….drum roll…

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Official cover

 

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Title: ONE, TWO, THREE…

Author: Elodie Nowodazkij (that’s me…squeeeeeeeeee)

Cover designer: Derek Murphy (CreativIndie)

Blurb:  Last year, Natalya was attending the School of Performing Arts in New York City. Last year, she was well on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. Last year, her father was still alive.

But a car crash changed all that—and Natalya can’t stop blaming herself. Now, she goes to a regular high school in New Jersey; lives with her onetime prima ballerina, now alcoholic mother; and has no hope of a dance career.

At her new school, however, sexy soccer player Antonio sees a brighter future for Natalya, or at least a more pleasant present, and his patient charms eventually draw her out of her shell. But when upsetting secrets come to light and Tonio’s own problems draw her in, Natalya shuts down again, this time turning to alcohol herself. Can Natalya learn to trust Antonio before she loses him—and destroys herself?

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And you can win things too (just click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link)

  • 3 gifts cards $15 to Amazon/Apple/B&N (your choice)
  • One autographed ARC of ONE, TWO, THREE…
  • 3 ARCS (ebook)
  • $25 donation to the classroom book project of your choice on DonorsChoose.org

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