Picture Perfect is OUT & A Giveaway

YOU GUYS! I am so excited!!! Alessandra Thomas’s AMAZING new adult romance – Picture Perfect is OUT today! Go buy it now, I’ll wait! I was lucky enough to read this book as a Beta, and OMG let me tell you, it’s so fantastic – steamy, hot, romantic, and just plain fun. I mean who wouldn’t want to read a book with a description like this:   Fashion design major Cat Mitchell has a closet full of gorgeous clothes – and not a single thing fits. After two years of runway modeling for easy cash, an accident shattered her lower leg bone and her self-esteem in just one swift fall. Ten months of no exercise, prescription steroids, comfort eating and yoga pants meant returning to campus as a size twelve instead of her former size two. When her gorgeous long-time friend with benefits sees her for the first time after her accident and snubs her in front of all her friends, Cat’s self-image hits rock bottom. Her sorority sisters all insist that she looks gorgeous, but all Cat sees is the roll of her stomach when she sits down, or the dimpling at the back of her thighs that wasn’t there last year. Cat’s therapist prescribes something radical to stop the downward spiral – nude modeling for a nearby college’s human form drawing classes. When Cat faces her fears and bares it all for the class, she realizes that she’s posing naked in front the most gorgeous, buffest guy she’s ever seen in her life. He asks her out after the class, and after one steamy night together, Cat’s...

The Trajectory of Dreams Blog Tour & Giveaway

You guys! I am so excited to have amazing Author Nicole Wolverton on the blog today to talk about her new book, The Trajectory of Dreams and do a reading from the book. She’s also doing a fantastic giveaway – a 2 Chapter Critique! And trust me, Nicole is awesome, you definitely want to win this! So, take it away Nicole:     Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? So how do you enter Nicole’s giveaway? Super simple – just leave a comment below and tell me what your Lucky Charm is (or would be if you had one). Giveaway closes at midnight on 3/16 and I’ll pick a random winner and announce him/her on 3/17 And don’t forget: THE TRAJECTORY OF DREAMS Available from  Amazon   Barnes & Noble  Add to: Goodreads | LibraryThing | Shelfari   Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a...

Do You Have Book Recommendations For Me?

I’m kind of afraid to admit this, but I haven’t read a non-Crit Partner book since early December. And the one before that was in October. I am having a serious problem with reading. Nothing is holding my interest, I’m afraid to start a new book and invest the time in something I might hate. I want something that will make me happy, not stressed or sad. So I’ve just not been reading anything. I need to get out of this funk. Seriously. I have dozens, maybe even hundreds of books on my Kindle. I have a fantastic local library and book store. I love to read. Really, I do! HELP ME GUYS! What books have you read lately and loved? What would you recommend to someone who’s burned out on books? (Caveat: I don’t like sad books. I can’t handle those right now. Also, no books where animals die.) Everything else is pretty much fair game. Please suggest away! ETA: Adult book recommendations are great – I read pretty much everything!     Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a...

Do you Re-Read Books or Not?

So I saw a tweet the other day from agent Bridget Smith (who I highly suggest you follow, because she’s awesome) about re-reading books that got me thinking. I totally agree with her. Last year I didn’t read nearly as many books as I usually do. And at least half of the ones I did read were books I’d already read before. In some ways that’s a bad thing – I have hundreds of new books on my Kindle I was dying to read, books I’d been looking forward to and haven’t got around to yet. But I realized something after reading Bridget’s tweets. I’m ok with that. Last year was rough for me both at work and in writing. And when that happens, I tend to dig in, to nest, to want familiar and comfort around me. And re-reading books I know I love helps with that. I’ll tell you a secret. Sometimes reading new books stresses me out. What if I hate it? What if something bad happens to these characters I’ve spent time with? What if the ending sucks or someone dies? (I have a book I was so excited to read but I haven’t, because I heard a character I fell in love with died. Yeah, I couldn’t handle it.) Or it’s just meh? Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with the thought of getting involved in these stranger’s lives, even if it’s only for 300 pages – feeling their angst and pain and worry. Sometimes I don’t want to go through the stress of will they make it? And sometimes, I just want to catch...

5 Things I Love About YA

Hey guys! I’m over at the YA Misfits blog today talking about 5 Things I love About YA. Stop over and say Hi!!   Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a...

Winner of the Blog Giveaway

I’m excited to announce that Akossiwa Ketoglo is the winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Certificate!!!! Congrats Akossiwa!!! If you could email me at greyjamie1 (at) gmail (dot) com, I will get that sent out to you right away! And thank you to everyone who entered – I found SO many books to look forward to – my TBR pile is growing by the second! Thank you for making the YA Misfits launch SO amazing! You guys ROCK!       Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share on Google+ share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a...