unnamedIt’s the most wonderful time of year…or is it?

Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they’re not the least bit jolly or merry. Let’s just say some presents are better left unopened.

‘Tis the season to be screaming alongwith our thirteen talesof holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons.And more!

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for…

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Author List:


Jackie Horsfall

Boyd Reynolds

Lea Storry

Ally Mathews

Laura Pauling

Ty Drago

Jessica Bayliss

Judith Graves

Andrea Stanet

Patrick Hueller

Dax Varley

Medeia Sharif

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Fright Before Christmas by Shannon Delany

Fright Before


by Shannon Delany

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SPOTLIGHT! SMOKED by Mari Mancusi (& a giveaway!)


Title: Smoked

Author: Mari Mancusi

Series: Scorched, #3

Pubdate: September 1st, 2015

ISBN: 9781402284649


Once upon a time the world burned.

Until a girl and her dragon smothered the flame.

But the spark that ignited the apocalypse never went out…..And the scorch is about to begin…

When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret—a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent.

As a dragon hunter, Connor has committed his life to saving the world. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to complete his mission…even if it meant betraying his brother and losing Trinity’s heart. Even if it meant doing the unthinkable.

But a desperate choice meant to prevent The Scorch, may be the spark that sets the world aflame once more.

The epic conclusion to the genre-bending Scorched series, which Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series, called  “A heart-pounding, twisty, time-travel fantasy.”

Mari Mancusi is a two-time Emmy award-winning television producer and author of novels for adults and teens. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and young daughter. When not writing or producing she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, reading fantasy novels, and her favorite guilty pleasure: video games.

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An Excerpt


“Okay, Fire Kissed,” he said. “It’s showtime.”

Together they jumped out of the truck, slamming the doors behind them. Connor ran around the back, rolling up the door and pulling out a huge box. Trinity helped him heave it onto the loading dock.

“Are you okay in there?” she whispered to the box. “Perfect,” Nate assured her from inside. “You guys go on ahead. I should be close enough now to hack into their security cameras and get them offline.” He paused then added, “Good luck. Just don’t forget about me once you have your dragon.”

“Never,” Trinity assured him, patting the box. Then she rose to her feet and approached Connor. “Ready?”

“As I’ll ever be.”

With confident, casual steps, they strode up to the guard, who was propped in a chair by the elevator, his feet up, nose in a book, completely ignoring the chaos around him. Guess deliveries weren’t in his job description. Connor gave him a small smile. “We need the elevator,” he informed him.

“Yeah, well, I need my ex-wife to get off my back,” the guard said lazily, snapping his gum. “We’ve all got problems.” Connor’s eyes zeroed in on him. “I don’t think you under- stand,” he said. “We need the elevator. We need to get upstairs. You need to let us in.”

Trinity drew in a breath, watching him work. She had to admit, Connor looked particularly hot when he was working to manipulate people’s minds. It was like he got this look in his eyes—those blue, glowing eyes of his—like he was some kind of Jedi Master or something. Truth be told, it kind of made her want to jump his bones. Not that this was the time or the place.

Pushing the inappropriate thought down, she turned back to his victim. Sure enough, the man’s face had gone slack, and he was staring up at Connor with vacant eyes. “You need the elevator,” he droned. “You need to get upstairs. You need me to let you in.”

Then, to Trinity’s excitement, he slowly rose to his feet, walked over to the elevator in question, and inserted his key. Just like that. A moment later, the doors yawned open. The guard looked at them expectantly.

Trin flashed Connor an approving look. You didn’t even need my help for that one, she teased.

Yeah, well, it’s all you from here on out, he shot back, but he looked pleased by the compliment all the same


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The Heartbreakers Blog Tour – Day 6 with Laurie J. Edwards, Ashley Poston, LS Murphy, and Sara Hantz!


it’s the last day of the HEARTBREAKER’S BLOG TOUR, so today I’m featuring FOUR awesome authors : Laurie J. Edwards, Ashley Poston, LS Murphy, and Sara Hantz! check out their answers to my quickie-two questions and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

1. Best book you read in 2014?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

So many things! I have 7 books coming out, I just signed with an amazing agent, and I’ll be finishing up my MFA. But those are only the things I know about. I look forward to seeing all the unknown wonderful things unfolding!


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 The first book in YA series set in the Wild West… After her family is slaughtered by outlaws, sixteen-year-old Grace Milton  goes on a vendetta to capture the gang who did it. But once she meets a rugged range rider, she’s torn between revenge  and love.

“Packed with action, drama, and, yes, a little romance, this book is sure to draw in readers from the first sentence and hold them there until the last.” ~TeenReads

“A budding romance, clues to a possible conspiracy, and a cliffhanger ending promise exciting adventures ahead.” ~VOYA

“The descriptions give me the chills. I love the character. She’s so brave and practical and so mature.” ~Wattpad reader

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After her family is slaughtered by outlaws, sixteen-year-old Grace Milton goes on a vendetta to capture the gang who did it. But once she meets a rugged range rider, she’s torn between revenge and love. In WANTED Book 2, HER COLD REVENGE, Grace’s saga continues as she singlehandedly tracks down train robbers and fugitives in her quest for justice.



Erin Johnson grew up watching classic western movies with her father, which fueled her lifelong love of horseback riding.  She’s always dreamed of being a fierce-talking cowgirl, but writing about one seemed like the next best thing. She loves  traveling, painting, riding motorcycles, and teaching, and lives in North Carolina. You can find out more about her and her  books, which are written under the name Laurie J. Edwards, at Another recent release,Cyber  Self-Defense, co-written with Alexis Moore, gives tips for coping with cyberbullying and other cyberabuse. To read about  her humorous, true-life romance, watch for the anthology Love & Profanity coming from Capstone in March 2015.










1. Best book you read in 2014?

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. I have so much envy for that book. 

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?


The companion to The Sound of Us, We Own the Night! It comes out this spring, and I can’t wait for everyone to meet Iggy, her midnight radio show, and her mystery caller!




 America’s favorite pop band, Roman Holiday, is done, dead, and so totally last year. For eighteen-year-old rockoholic  Junie Baltimore, this is music to her ears. But when she discovers their sexy ex-lead singer hiding out on the boardwalk,  her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year. She’s willing to keep him a secret, but when a sleazy paparazzo  offers her the cash she needs to save the bar her father left behind, could she sell out for the chance to save her future? Who is she kidding? That’s a no-brainer…but she never planned on falling head over heels for the lead singer.







 Ashley Poston is a fangirl at heart. Inspired by everything from Sailor Moon to Firefly to Harry Potter, she  began writing at a very young age and never stopped. Her play, MOTHLIGHT, won best direction, best  actor/actress, and best stage play at SCTA’s 2008 conference. Since then, she’s written for Quirk and  ThoughtCatolog, apprenticed under a Hollywood screenwriter, spoke at Anime Expo’s Academic  Conference, interned at Random House, and somehow found herself a book contract. She currently lives in  South Carolina with her cat and a plethora of books. When not writing, she hangs around on Twitter  fangirling about all the feels. THE SOUND OF US, from Bloomsbury Spark, is her first novel. Tweet her at  @ashposton and read her inner-most rambles at












1. Best book you read in 2014?

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

I can’t wait for everyone to read The Artisans by Julie Reece. I got my hands on an early copy and it is AMAZING!



There’s no way sixteen year old Quincy Amarante will become the fifth grim reaper. None. Not over her shiny blue Mustang. Her Jimmy Choos. Or her dead body.

She’s supposed to enjoy her sophomore year, not learn about some freaky future that Destiny says she has no choice but to fulfill.

It doesn’t take long for Quincy to realize the only way out of the game is to play along especially since Death can find her anyway, anywhere, anytime. And does.

Like when she’s reassuring her friends she wants nothing to do with former best friend Ben Moorland, who’s returned from god-knows-where, and fails. Miserably.

Instead of maintaining her coveted popularity status, Quincy’s goes down like the Titanic.

Maybe … just maybe … that’s okay. It seems, perhaps, becoming a grim reaper isn’t just about the dead but more about a much needed shift in Quincy’s priorities—from who she thinks she wants to be to who she really is.


LS Murphy

 L.S. Murphy obsesses about St. Louis Cardinals baseball, fangirls over her favorite authors, and watches every  episode of Doctor Who like it’s the first time. When she’s not doing those time-consuming things, the former farm-girl  turned city slicker turned suburbanite writes sweet romances for teens and adults. Her upcoming YA novel,  PIXELATED, about a high school senior whose ambitious life plan is jeopardized by her parents’ divorce and a move  to Nowheresville, and who can’t help falling for the small town golden boy with a secret, was acquired by  Bloomsbury Spark. PIXELATED is expected to be published in Spring 2015. Visit her online at and  follow her on Twitter @LSMurphy









1. Best book you read in 2014?

Gone Girl

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

Moving to New Zealand


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Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job. Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi’s completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one. But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?  check out WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP!


Sara Hantz comes from the UK and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family business. She has two grown-up children and when not writing or working she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV – in fact if TV watching was an Olympic sport she’d win gold.






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The Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour – Day 5 with D.G Driver and Judith Tewes!



i am SO excited to be part of the Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour for the 3rd year in a row!

each day i will be featuring two authors from the tour, with my quickie-two questions. today’s guests are D.G Driver and Judith Tewes! also, don’t forget to enter the tour-wide contest at the bottom of the post!



1. Best book you read in 2014?

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

I have a huge stack of books to read in my office and on my Kindle. Of those, I am most eager to read Atlantia by Allie Condie.


PassingNotes Mark has finally gotten the attention of the girl of his dreams. Only, his lame attempts at romance through texts and  emails seem to be turning her off. When he gets put in the back of the room in an over-full class at school, he begins to  discover old notes giving advice about how to write a great love letter. At first he thinks he’s stumbled on some long-  forgotten notes passed in class ages ago, but every time he reads them they seem directed specifically to him. They also  appear at the perfect moment each time he needs more advice. It’s like someone is haunting him. How do the notes keep  appearing? Who’s writing them? Why?

 And if Mark follows the ghostly writer’s advice, will he win Bethany’s love?







Notes is D. G. Driver’s second book published by Fire and Ice. Her fantasy novel Cry of the Sea was released in 2014.  She has published several award-winning, critically acclaimed non-fiction books as Donna Getzinger. She is an active  member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee.  Visit her web site to learn more about her, and follow her to keep up with future projects.  @DGDriverAuthor











1. Best book you read in 2014?

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, I’m kind of obsessed with all her books right now.

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

All the wonderful stories I’ll get to read, written by fantastic authors, and those I’ll frantically try to write myself.





MSTBSL  Charlie is down to her absolute. Total. Last. Resort.

 Despite a thoroughly comprehensive list of potential cherry poppers,  er…suitors, and careful plotting, Charlie is three  weeks into her devirginization campaign, still untouched, and getting  desperate. In the movie of her life, this aspiring  screenwriter is giving herself a PG, for please, get some.

 Her project goes  into freeze frame when her mom checks herself into rehab and packs Charlie off to live with her  estranged, or just plain  strange, grandfather, Monty. How is she supposed to get a date when she has to go pick up his  Depends?

 Enter Eric, a hot  rehab grad on the road to redemption, and the only one who can make Charlie rethink her strategy. The  more she gets to  know him, the more convinced she becomes that is the one, and not just another to add to the list of  people who will  abandon her.

In this hilarious and heartbreaking story of one girl’s detoured road to womanhood, Charlie’s list develops  a life of its own – right when she realizes there’s so much more to lose.



Judith Tewes Judith Tewes resides in Northern Alberta where she: writes, sings, plays bass guitar, walks her three crazy  labs, and suspects she’s living the life of a superhero’s alias.

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The Heartbreakers Blog Tour – Day 4 with Shari Green & Janet Gurtler!




i am SO excited to be part of the Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour for the 3rd year in a row!

each day i will be featuring two authors from the tour, with my quickie-two questions. today’s guests are Shari Green & Janet Gurtler! also, don’t forget to enter the tour-wide contest at the bottom of the post!










1. Best book you read in 2014?

Only one?! *begs to choose at least two* GLORY O’BRIEN’S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE, by A.S. King, and THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER, by Leslye Walton.

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

So many books! But this time I’ll stick to the rules and pick just one… ONE THING STOLEN, by Beth Kephart.





Walking in the footsteps of a dead girl isn’t easy. After her social life flatlines, seventeen-year-old Anna Richards wants  nothing more than to lie low at her new school. But it seems Anna looks an awful lot like Chelsea, the sweet and popular  girl who recently died, and Anna finds herself stepping into the void created by Chelsea’s absence. Anna is determined to  make the awkward situation work in her favor, because Chelsea didn’t just leave a spot open with the in-crowd; she also  left  a gorgeous—and now available—boyfriend. But it turns out that following Chelsea might be a lot more complicated  than  Anna expected.








Shari Green writes Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction and occasionally masquerades as a poet. When  she’s not glued to  her laptop, she can often be found wandering in a blissful daze on the beach near her  home on Vancouver Island, BC. Visit  her online at











1 Best book you read in 2014?

I read a lot of great books. One that stands out is, Gone Girl.

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

So many great YA Contemporary books coming out. I’m especially excited for Joy Preble’s new book, Finding Paris.


The truth about us

 The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.

 She’s made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she’s paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole  summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

 The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is.

 She pretends it’s all fine. That her “perfect” family is fine. But it’s not. And no one notices the lie…until she meets Flynn.  He’s the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.

 The truth is that Jess is falling apart – and no one seems to care.

 But Flynn is the definition of “the wrong side of the tracks.” When Jess’s parents look at him they only see the differences-  not how much they need each other. They don’t get that the person who shouldn’t fit in your world… might just be the one  to make you feel like you belong.
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A Rita Award Finalist and Crystal Kite Award Finalist, Janet Gurtler’s young adult books have been chosen for the JUNIOR  LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION and as BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS from the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Janet lives in  Okotoks Alberta, Canada with her husband, son, and a chubby black Chihuahua named Bruce.














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The Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour – Day 3 with Vanessa Barneveld & Denise Jaden!

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i am SO excited to be part of the Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour for the 3rd year in a row!

each day i will be featuring two authors from the tour, with my quickie-two questions. today’s guests are Vanessa Barneveld & Denise Jaden! also, don’t forget to enter the tour-wide contest at the bottom of the post!





1. Best book you read in 2014?

Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? by Sara Hantz. Fun read!

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

So looking forward to seeing my family in the Netherlands during my book research trip in July!



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When the one boy you crushed on in life can’t seem to stay away in death, it’s hard to be a normal teen when you’re a teen   paranormal. Sixteen-year-old Keira Nolan has finally got what she wanted—the captain of the football team in her  bedroom.  Problem is he’s not in the flesh. He’s a ghost and she’s the only one who can see him. Keira’s determined to do  anything to  find Jimmy’s killer. Even it if means teaming up with his prickly-yet-dangerously-attractive brother, Dan,  also Keira’s ex-  best-friend. Keira finds that her childish crush is fading, but her feelings for Dan are just starting to heat  up, and as the  story of Jimmy’s murder unfolds, anyone could be a suspect. This thrilling debut from Vanessa Barneveld  crosses over from  our world to the next, and brings a whole delightful new meaning to “teen spirit”. your-afterlife-9781619637771/



Vanessa Barneveld lives in Australia. She has one husband, two cats, and three Romance Writers of America® Golden  Heart® nominations. When she’s not writing, devouring chocolate, or dreaming of intergalactic travel, Vanessa works as a  closed captioner for the deaf and audio describer for the blind.













1. Best book you read in 2014?

It’s impossible for me to pick one, so I’ll cheat and pick one series: Just One Day, Just One Year, and Just One Night by Gayle Forman.

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

I’ll be touring on a cruise ship to and around Hawaii with my Polynesian dance troupe this fall. I’m really excited for that!





 Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-themoment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a    student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is    quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her best friend’s hotter-thanhot older brother, Sawyer. Sawyer and    Tristan have been neighbors for years, but as Jamie grows closer to the family she thought she knew, she discovers some   pretty big secrets. As she sinks deeper into their web of pretense, she suspects that her best friend may not be on a safe    exchange program at all. Jamie sets off to Europe on a class trip with plans to meet up with Tristan, but when Tristan  stops  all communication, suddenly no one seems trustworthy, least of all the one person she was starting to trust—  Sawyer.





Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith (Simon & Schuster), was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo and she loves talking with writers and students about her fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include Never Enough (Simon & Schuster) and Foreign Exchange (an Editor’s Pick from Evernight Teen). Her non-fiction books for writers include, Writing with a Heavy Heart and Fast Fiction. Find out more at







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The Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour – Day Two with Jen McConnel and Eileen Cook!


i am SO excited to be part of the Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour for the 3rd year in a row!

each day i will be featuring two authors from the tour, with my quickie-two questions. today’s guests are Jen McConnel and Eileen Cook!  also, don’t forget to enter the tour-wide contest at the bottom of the post!


1. Best book you read in 2014?

Tough question! I’m going to go classic; I’d never read JANE EYRE before, but had the chance to this fall during an MFA class, and OMG I loved it!

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

Infinite possibilities!




Five years after the trip to Scotland that changed her life, Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s      not on vacation. When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension    mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with Brian is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in  Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to  battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart? Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but  some secrets can’t stay buried forever. This story is the sequel to THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY.

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Jen McConnel-0034 Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state  of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion  University of Pennsylvania. When she isn’t crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga.  Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. Her  debut NA novel, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY, is out now from Bloomsbury Spark. She also writes YA and nonfiction.  

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1. Best book you read in 2014?

Gah! How do people pick one? We Were Liars by Lockhart or Goldfinch by Tartt

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

Oh You Pretty Things by Mahin


Eileen Cook

Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. Her books  have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or  somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Eileen lives in Vancouver Canada with her husband and  one naughty dog and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else. Website:  Twitter: @eileenwriter Facebook:











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The Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour – Day 1 featuring Dawn Ius & Brenda Hiatt!


i am SO excited to be part of the Heartbreaker’s Blog Tour for the 3rd year in a row!

each day i will be featuring two authors from the tour, with my quickie-two questions. today’s guests are Dawn Ius and Brenda Hiatt! also, don’t forget to enter the tour-wide contest at the bottom of the post!

1. Best book you read in 2014?

Gah. So many great ones! But super excited to have discovered A.G. Howard’s Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired books.


2. What are you most excited for in 2015?

I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to being super excited (and nervous) about releasing A&H into the world.


Anne & Henry cover final (1)  ANNE & HENRY
A love worth losing your head over

Wild, brazen, mischievous, bewitching

Driven, haunted, charming, magnetic

Apart they are bound to destroy themselves. Together, they are bound to destroy each other.

  HENRY TUDOR’S LIFE HAS BEEN mapped out since the day he was born: student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of Henry’s brother—perfect, high-achieving Arthur—his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who’s not Tudor-approved. Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life. Anne is wild, brash, and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be—or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both. Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, ANNE & HENRY reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time. Add it to Goodreads:

DAWN IUS is a short-story author, novelist, screenwriter, professional editor, and communications specialist. She is the Assistant Managing Editor of the International Thriller Writers Association’s monthly magazine, THE BIG THRILL, co-founder and senior editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and the author of ten educational graphic novels published by the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. When she’s not slaying fictional monsters, she’s geeking out over fairy tales, Jack Bauer, Halloween, sports cars, and all things that go bump in the night. Dawn lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Jeff, and their giant English Mastiff, Roarke.

Connect with Dawn:
Twitter: @dawnmius


1. Best book you read in 2014?
Anthea Sharp’s FEYLAND

2. What are you most excited for in 2015?
Right now, the impending release of STARFALL. But ask me again later! LOL

The electrifying conclusion to the Starstruck series!

M, no longer a nerdy nobody, has finally been acclaimed Sovereign Emileia, ruler of the Martian colony Nuath. But at what  cost? Without her soulmate Rigel, life seems pointless but she’s expected to shake off her heartbreak and assume her  responsibilities. Reluctantly, M does what she must until an unexpected discovery restores a glimmer of hope for the  future. Now she is determined to do whatever she can to salvage her longed-for happy ending—if it’s not already too late.

  Brenda Hiatt is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels (so far), including traditional Regency romance,   time travel romance, historical romance, and humorous mystery. She is as excited about her STARSTRUCK series as  she’s ever been about any of her books. In addition to writing, Brenda is passionate about embracing life to the fullest, to  include scuba diving (she has over 60 dives to her credit), Taekwondo (where she is currently pursuing her 3rd degree  black belt), hiking, traveling, and pursuing new experiences and skills.





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We’re all mad here…..

my wonderful friends over at Leap Books are releasing a wonderful ALICE IN WONDERLAND inspired anthology! i am so happy to help them reveal the cover for BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT!

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Come Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic,


Join Leap Books on this curious exploration of madness, tea parties, Cheshire grins, moments of terror, fantastical settings, romance, and of course, MAYHEM!!

Our select group of talented authors are united by their passion for all things Alice and will delight you with their take on what really happened down the rabbit hole.

BEWARE THE LITTLE WHITE RABBIT releases on April 14, 2015.

Our menagerie of tale-spinners includes:

Laura Lascarso – Charlotte Bennardo – C. Lee McKenzie – Christine Norris – David Turnbull –

Jacqueline Horsfall – Medeia Sharif – Tom Luke – Jessica Bayliss – Crystal Schubert – Holly Odell –

Jennifer Moore – Liam Hogan

hello, 2015

so it’s the 2nd day of 2015 and look! i remembered to blog. though, i have no ideas on what to blog about, so i’m quickly jotting down what i’m looking forward to in the next year.

1. going back to England to visit the family.
2. going to visit my friends in California sometime in March!! i’ve never been to California outside of the airport in LA, so this is going to be pretty awesome.
3. GAME OF THRONES and HOUSE OF CARDS coming back. omg.
4. all the new music and books (too many to list) that i am looking forward to.

i have also decided that i’m going to walk the length of two of my favourite albums (weather permitting, which it isn’t today at 4F), as often as i can. i’m getting a calendar and i’m going to put a star on the calendar for each day i do it. this is in effort to get more fit.

i’m also reducing the amount of meds i’m on – i think i’m in a place where i can do that.  this is also in an effort to get fitter.

other than that, i don’t know nothing (as my dad and i would say).