Spotlight On: Lost Energy by Lynn Vroman

Lost Energy (Energy Series #2)
Release Date: 02/03/15
260 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Last spring, Lena discovered who she was.Now all she wants to do is move on—and find a way to be with Tarek, the new Warden of Arcus and the love of her life. Even though worlds separate them now, she holds onto the hope they’ll be together again. Until then, Lena focuses on being truly happy for the first time in her life…this life. She has new friends, an apartment free from her abusive father, and the chance to live a normal life.

But for Lena, the past never stays gone.

A woman from another lifetime reveals Cassondra, Exemplian’s new authority commander, is seeking revenge against Tarek for killing her brother. There is only one way to end this new threat…

This time, it will take more than Wilma to keep the monsters away. It’ll take an entire army–an army who remembers Lena from her past life, and who might just want her dead, too.

Lena’s past will shape her future more than she could ever imagine.

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Book One:
Tainted Energy
Release Date: 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
For seventeen-year-old Lena, living in the trailer park with the rest of town’s throwaways isn’t exactly paradise. Dealing with a drunken father who can’t keep his fists to himself doesn’t help matters either. The only good thing in her life, other than track, is the mysterious man who visits her dreams, promising to find her.

When a chair burns her arms, Lena chalks it up to stress-induced crazy. Yet as bizarre incidents escalate, even being crazy can’t explain it all away… until one day dream guy does find her.
Tarek lost Lena seventeen years ago after she was accused of treason and marked Tainted. He finally discovers her reborn on Earth into a life of suffering as punishment for her crime.
However, someone else has already found her… and wants her dead. Willing to sacrifice everything, he fights to keep her safe so she can live the only life she’s ever known—even if that life doesn’t include him.

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Excerpt

Fear cured most things. Hunger, thirst…hope. It filled me up until it ate my insides, burrowing deep into my psyche to remind me I was a piece of shit.

A failure.

I left them there, killed a mother and her child because I wasn’t strong enough.

My eyelids, heavy and thick, refused to lift, forcing me to see their faces–Cara and her precious baby girl screaming for us, needing us. And we just left them. My mind replayed the same image of those lights swallowing them up, disintegrating them to ash.

Wake up!

My eyes shot open and pain lanced my brain. The static was gone, but the memories of it a dull, throbbing reminder. I tried to breathe, but panic forming in my throat made it difficult to do properly. Hyperventilating created clouds of dizziness. I tried to get up, but slammed back onto a floating surface as soft as velvet. When my movement made the swaying worse, I rolled to the edge of a bed and released all the dried apricots and fish from my stomach.

A bucket scooted under the vomit stream, the heaves so violent I almost fell to the floor. Warm hands held me up and pulled back my hair as I emptied the last of my stomach’s contents, leaving a hole so big I wanted to disappear in it, escape everything.

Sobs filled the room, distant at first, but then blaring right inside my head, almost as loud as the Guides’ attack. Moisture coated my face, coming from my eyes, my nose…my mouth. I couldn’t do it anymore

I couldn’t.

“Shhh…I’m here, you’re safe.”

Familiar safety of soft arms held tighter, the smell of vanilla pushing past the pain.

Wilma.

I clung to her, not opening my eyes again, not wanting to face reality. Ever. She didn’t force me and held on until the very last sob escaped. Until nothing was left.

I wanted to go home, forget everything.

I killed them.

My head stayed nestled in the crook of her arm. She rocked me, stroked my hair. Said words I didn’t bother to try to comprehend. I cleaved to her voice. Too much. All of it had become too much. I couldn’t deal anymore.

Take me home!

Oblivion rescued me again. This time, blackness gave me peace.

About the Author
Born in Pennsylvania, Lynn spent most of her childhood, especially during math class, daydreaming. Today, she spends an obscene amount of time in her head, only now she writes down all the cool stuff.
With a degree in English Literature, Lynn used college as an excuse to read for four years straight. She lives in the Pocono Mountains with her husband, raising the four most incredible human beings on the planet. She writes young adult novels, both fantasy and contemporary.
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Hot for Fridays: Hot and Swoon-Worthy with Book Boyfriends Cafe! Sanguinary

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It’s Hot for Friday with Book Boyfriends Café!

On Fridays the admins over at Book Boyfriends Café post a fun little task for everyone to complete or question to answer. Writers can sign up with the link up tool to provide a link to their answers.  I’m loving this weekly hop, and I’m finding some great new writers!

Last week our characters woke up to a variety of different situations on the morning after. This Friday our Book Boyfriends take center stage as we share a Hot and Swoon-Worthy line from a Book Boyfriend to his heroine.
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Excerpt 

I sat silent for a long moment, contemplating a world where vampires bled their victims dry on a regular basis, or tore them to shreds in their own homes. A world where humans went on a city-wide hunt for the monsters who were killing them.

Is that the kind of world the perpetrator of the vamp murders wants to create?

The laws, spoken and unspoken, made just a little more sense.

I shivered again, but this time there was no desire in the tremble.

“Let’s get this over with,” I said, pulling the collar of my shirt aside and baring my neck to Reese. I didn’t trust him—not really, not yet—but no one else was around, and I had no choice but to do this.

“First,” he whispered, “let me help you.” He licked his thumb and ran it across the wound the other vampire had left. A tingling, burning sensation followed his touch, and when I reached up to check the bite, I felt the hard edges of a scab—the kind that shouldn’t be there for days, at least, or maybe longer.

I opened my mouth to ask about it, but Reese shook his head and placed his fingertip across my lips.

My heart stuttered as he bent down and slid his tongue gently across the recent wounds he had created, drawing a line of fire between the two puncture marks. Then he traced another line with his tongue up a little higher on my neck, following the vein. With a sigh, I closed my eyes, and he sank his fangs into me.

This shouldn’t feel so much like coming home.

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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins

Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.
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The North Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter 2015 Great Expectations Finalists

(Check it out: TWO of my manuscripts are in the finals! ~ Margo)

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The North Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter is proud to announce the

2015 Great Expectations Finalists

 

Congratulations to all who entered and put your work in the hands of strangers.

Best of Luck to the finalists as they submit their work to our final round editors.

*denotes double finalist

(Listed in alphabetical order by title)

CONTEMPORARY SERIES

Final Round Editor:  KAREN REID, Associate Editor, Harlequin SuperRomance

Cordelia and Her Cowboy by Deborah Vlahakes

The Right Sister by Sharla Francis

The Trouble With Freddie by Diana Waldhuber

Wrong Side of Love by Susan JP Owens*

HISTORICAL

Final Round Editor:  GABRIELLE KECK, Editorial Assistant, Avon / William Morrow

A Lady In Shadow by Robin Delany*

Love’s Triumph by Jeanine Englert *

Love’s Wager by Jeanine Englert*

Rescuing Mr. Gracey by Eileen Barnes

The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter by Janna MacGregor

INSPIRATIONAL

Final Round Editor:  RAELA SCHOENHERR, Fiction Acquisitions, Bethany House

Healing Grace by Anna Taylor

Lead Me Home by Natalie Monk

Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald

The Sacrifice by Megan Besing

MAINSTREAM with ROMANTIC ELEMENTS  

Final Round Editor:   ALEX LOGAN, Editor, Grand Central Publishing

Between Nowhere and Lost by Alexandra Christle

Cave Girl by Liz McClure

Waking The Dead by D.B. Sieders

What You Wish For by Gina Wynn

NEW ADULT 

Final Round Editor:  JULIE MIANECKI, Assistant Editor, Berkley Publishing Group

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen*

A Not So Sleeping Beauty by Sheryl Kaleo

Branded by Robin Delany*

Feel Again by Carilyn Ballentine

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE         

Final Round Editor:  LAURA FAZIO, Assistant Editor, NAL/Penguin Group

Broken River:  Redemption by Lindsay Cross

Forsworn by Michelle Hazen*

Stalker by Sidney Bristol

Wrong Side of Love by Susan JP Owens*

SINGLE TITLE            

Final Round Editor:  MADELEINE COLAVITA, Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing

The First Word by Isley Robson

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Nicole Evelina

How Not To Be A Tabloid Cover Story by CA Speakman

If I Should Remember by Kirk Van Brunt

SPECIALIZED (Alternate Earth, Dystopian, Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Time Travel)

Final Round Editor:  KRISTINE SWARTZ, Assistant Editor, Berkley Publishing Group

Awake and Dreaming by Andrea Contos

The New London Marriage Stipulation by Margo Bond Collins*

Not His Dragon by Annie Nicholas

Skin Deep by Margo Bond Collins*

YOUNG ADULT 

Final Round Editor:  ALICE JERMAN, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins

Beest by Debbie Van Brunt

Colliding Skies by Debbie Koristz

The Nascent Bloom by Janet Halpin

Song of The Sirens by Carolyn Rogers

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GREAT EXPECTATIONS FINALISTS!

Spotlight On: Tell Me a Secret, by Ann Everett

New Adult Romance
Date Published: August 2014

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Jace Sloan has it all. He’s smoking hot, a college football star with a storybook family, and he’s never met a woman he couldn’t charm. He’s also never met one who makes him want to be a better man…until he meets Maggie. Now, this self-proclaimed geek with wild red hair and the greenest eyes he’s ever seen has him thinking all kinds of crazy thoughts. Like settling down and being a one-woman man.
Maggie Fielding is anything but Jace’s type. For starters, her IQ is bigger than her chest size. But Jace is panty melting hot, and she’s having a hard time remembering that he’s bad news. If only she could stop telling him her secrets, because her answers to his questions just might have both of them falling in love for the first time.
Excerpt
 “Why do you do it?”
“Do what?”
“Go from girl to girl. My mother was promiscuous because she tried to make up for everything wrong in her life—no relationship with her family, a kid she didn’t want. But you have the most wonderful family in the world. And you have friends—and talent. I don’t understand what you’re trying to compensate for.”
He didn’t say anything, so she said, “You don’t have to answer. I shouldn’t have asked. I just finished telling you to stay out of my business and now I’m butting into yours.”
“It isn’t that I don’t want to answer. It’s—I don’t know the answer. Maybe it’s evolutionary psychology. You know, spill your seeds and all that crap.”
“You’re kidding, right? That theory has to do with finding the best candidate for breeding to produce the best offspring. It isn’t an excuse to screw every female in Texas. Unless you’re saying you want to impregnate women to create a bunch of little football All-American’s?”
“Hell, no. My policy is no glove, no love. I’m saying, could be, men aren’t supposed to be monogamous.”
“You’re speaking for your entire gender?”
“Yeah.”
“So—your dad could have women on the side and that would be okay.”
“No! All right, you’ve made your point. Some men can be happy with one woman.”
“But not you.”
He rolled up on his elbow and rested his face in his hand. “I don’t know how to say this without sounding like a complete jerk. I guess I do it because I can. From the time I was in junior high, girls have thrown themselves at me and all I’ve done is take advantage of it. I’ve never lied to get a girl to sleep with me. I’ve never told one I loved her or promised forever. I don’t even spend the night. They know what to expect from me.” He flopped back down. “Maybe I’ve slept with more than my share, but I don’t consider myself a bad guy. Do you?”
“Does it matter what I think?”
“Yeah.”
“Well then, I think you’re just as emotionally unavailable as I am. I avoid men because I’m afraid I’ll lose my heart, and you go from girl to girl to keep from giving yours away.”
About the Author

Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth.  When speaking to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
An award winning author, she’s also a member of Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization and a top ten reviewer on thenextbigwriter.com
When Ann’s not writing, she spends her days listening in on people’s conversations at the local Wal-Mart, beauty shop, Goodwill, and numerous other gathering spots. She draws from that research to pen her romantic suspense novels full of southern sass and Texas twang. For her new adult romance stories, she blends her dramatic writing style with a kick of humor.
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Spotlight On: Burdened, by Peiri Ann

Title: Burdened

Author: Peiri Ann

Series: Burdened #1

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

(Warning: Burdened contains mature content and strong language some may not find appropriate for readers under the age of 17.)

Eighteen-year-old Tracey Warren is a ‘run-of-the-mill’ high school student on the verge of graduation. She has her friends and her fun; she has life all figured out. Or she thought she did.

Her pedestrian reality crashes around her after an innocuous touch from a diabolically handsome stranger. Just one touch from Nathan Newcomb and her head and her world spins out of control. Soon she discovers that the only cure for the uneasy feelings and pain is Nathan himself. A man whose very existence balances between violent chaos and rigidly controlled dangers.

Nathan knows that the life of a woman mated to a burdened Sephlem is destined for peril beyond a human’s reckoning. But Tracey calls to his desire to experience love in spite of the hazards. And Nathan’s impossibly potent magnetism draws Tracey into a bonding that will put her in mortal danger again and again.

Once the pair becomes one, the threat escalates and nowhere is safe. There are enemies that lurk behind every corner. But the greatest danger may be in the bloodlines that course through Nathan’s veins.

Can a love for all time survive or will their burdened souls surrender and fade away?

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Excerpt
“Which house is yours?”
“Just five more houses. It’s a brown and white one with a garage facing us.” He nods in
understanding. “You have been very nice to me and I appreciate it. I mean it,
you know…what you’ve done for me.” I pause to gather my thoughts. “So what’s
your name? Sir hits a lot?”
He looks at me deviously, then turns back to the road. We are coming up on my house.
“Well, here we are,” he says, completely ignoring my insinuated question. He turns to look at
me. “Hello Tracey, I’m Nathan. I apologize again, for hitting you. I give you
my word, it will never happen again.” He gives me a boring look. “Sorry you
were wrong.”
“Wrong about what?” I ask as he pulls up in front of my house.
“My name.”
“Drat!” I snap my finger for extra exaggeration.
I sit, knowing I should leave, but I can’t. I need to, but I don’t want to.
He turns off the engine but does not turn off the truck. Getting out, he walks over to my side
and opens the door for me. “Does your head feel any better? You really don’t
know how sorry I am.” He says it in a way that seems like he is apologizing for
more than just hitting me.
I shrug. “I’ll be fine after I eat and wake back up. If it gets worse, I’ll go to the doctor.” I
smile. He unexpectedly returns it and I melt.
I reach out to grab the handle, in preparation to jump out of the truck. He grabs my outreached
hand softly, taking me by surprise.
I am at ease, no pain. Comfort and happiness fills me, yet there is a fire. It is so…alive. It
burns through my hand, starting in my palm, making its way up my arm, and
starts to creep through my chest.
It’s short-lived as the fire fizzles away with the release of his hand. Although it was burning, I
welcomed it. There was a minor discomfort, but it was bearable and I want more.
Not more of the burn, but more of his touch.
I don’t even realize I am out of the truck and standing in front of him, when he clears his
throat, drawing my attention. He is looking at me and we make eye contact.
Unable to resist it, I stare into his eyes that are looking back into mine as
they start to swirl again, turning into a deep ocean-blue with grey edges.
Strikingly beautiful.
My eyes widen, and as if he realizes what I see, he quickly looks away, toward the setting sun.
“I’ll watch you make it in the house safely. I’ll see you around sometime, Tracey. Sorry again.”
Through suspicious eyes, I drag out a “Yeah,” slowly stepping back. “Okay, Nathan.” He shivers. It is getting a little chilly suddenly. “And
you don’t have to keep apologizing. It’s okay.” I turn, walking toward my front
door.
“Don’t go to sleep just yet. Your car should be back within thirty minutes.”
I wave over my head saying, “Thank you.”
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About Peiri

Peiri Ann is author of the new released A Burdened Novel. She has been writing since childhood with her short stories and poetry published in school publications. She fell in love with the creation of new worlds and the people she imagined would live within them. Peiri has her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and English and in Psychology. You can find her in the heart of the Windy City reading, writing, enjoying the loves of life.

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Spotlight On: Final Stand, by Rose Garcia

Final Stand by Rose Garcia
The Transhuman Chronicles #2

Dominique is still alive after killing Tavion, the Tainted who’s hunted her for lifetimes. Yet her protectors still fear for her life. They force her to flee Houston and abandon the friends she loves. But they can’t protect her from herself. When Dominique starts hearing Tavion’s voice in her head, she realizes that her personal connection to the Tainted still exists. And when her car is ambushed, she discovers another frightening truth—someone close to her is a traitor.

Desperate for answers, Dominique seeks the aid of first lifers Trent and Infiniti. With their help, she hopes to find her new enemy. But things get complicated with Trent because of her emotional pull toward Farrell, and even more complicated when the whispers in her head threaten her loved ones. Determined to live, Dominique decides to make a final stand against the forces that want to end her. For good.

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ABOUT ROSE

Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles–a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.
Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com

Paranormal Love Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Sanguinary ~ Bloodlust

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Welcome to this week’s Paranormal Love Wednesdays Blog Hop!

Before I share this week’s excerpt with you, I also want to point you to the inaugural post on the Paranormal Love Features site–it’s the blog connected to this hop, and I will be a regular contributor over there, along with several other excellent writers; it’s going to be a busy place! You can read my first post here: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and More.

Today’s excerpt is from Sanguinary–and today is the last day to pick up an ebook copy for $.99, so be sure to pick it up (along with the companion novel, Bound by Blood, FREE through today)!

 

Excerpt

Lifting his head, he looked searchingly into my eyes. A shudder ran through me, lust and power combined.

“Are you sure you want this?” he asked. His voice was raw and ragged. His eyes were almost completely dilated; I could see only the tiniest rim of white around the edges of his pupils. They were beginning to glow with that strange blue light.

“Yes.” I whispered. “Please.”

He leaned in and kissed me. His mouth was cool and I could taste the tinge of copper that was my blood on his tongue. A single thought raced across my mind—This should be really disgusting—and was gone. It wasn’t disgusting at all; it made the fire in my veins burn hotter and brighter, and I tugged at Reese’s jacket, pushing it off his shoulders and down his arms.

 

 

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Now, HOP on over to the rest of the participating blogs and check out all the great writers we have lined up today!

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About the Author

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Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.
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Spotlight On: Ever Darkening, by Janeal Falor

Ever Darkening
Release Date: 01/28/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Perfection. Goodness. Elimination of evil. It’s what
seventeen-year-old Kaylyn has trained her entire life to achieve. But no one is
prepared for the consequences of her actually defeating all evil people on the
planet. Finally successful in her mission, Kaylyn faces an unfamiliar world,
full of good people doing good things, in which she no longer has purpose.



When the skies grow dark, and a stranger from another village pleads for her
help, her instincts roar to life. It turns out their perfect world isn’t
exactly what it seems. Kaylyn’s new quest, harder than any she’s been on
before, will rip apart her friendships, her life, and her soul more than any
evil man ever managed to.

Excerpt

The darkness is filled with a silence so thick and unnatural, I want to draw my sword and slice through it. I don’t want to think what that could mean. But it’s the whole reason we are here. To figure it out, this slimy, oily thing that sticks to my Zophasken like tar. My power burns even as I keep it tightly wrapped inside me. Malryx no longer exist. Except no one told this forest.

About the Author
Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years without moving. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.






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Cover Reveal: Awakening, by Shannon Duffy

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Date: 04/07/15
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Summary
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A thrilling, futuristic sci-fi novel set
in a unique and thought-provoking world, from author Shannon Duffy.
 
Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the
Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire
life planned out—her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn’t
even think to question when Darien, her childhood friend and neighbor, is
convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family.
But if he was convicted, then he must have done it.
 
Then Darien shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped from the
Terrorscape—a nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliants—and needs
Desiree’s help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her
doubt everything she’s ever been told. With this new information, will Desiree
and Darien be able to escape the Protectorate before it’s too late?
 
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fashion, fitness, and traveling.
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Romance is in the Air ~ in Fairy, Texas ~ Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Romance is in the Air Blog Hop!

For today’s hop, I’m giving away an ebook copy of my YA novel Fairy, Texas. To participate, check out the excerpt below, tell me about your favorite YA romance novels (it’s an entry on the rafflecopter!), enter to win, then HOP to the rest of the participating blogs for the chance to win more prizes!

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Laney Harris thinks there might be monsters in Fairy, Texas.

She’s right.

When her mother remarried and moved them to a town where a date meant hanging out at the Sonic, Laney figured that “boring” would have a whole new meaning. A new stepsister who despised her and a high school where she was the only topic of gossip were bad enough. But when she met the school counselor (and his terminal bad breath), she grew suspicious. Especially since he had wings that only she could see. And then there were Josh and Mason, two gorgeous glimmering-eyed classmates whose interest in her might not be for the reasons she hoped. Not to mention that dead guy she nearly tripped over in gym class.

Boring takes on an entirely new dimension in Fairy, Texas.

If she’s going to survive in this small town, she’ll have to learn to wing it.

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Excerpt

I was partnered with Mason Collier, the infamous football-playing, cute, but possibly black-magicky friend-of-Bartlef I’d heard about at lunch. I looked around and saw a guy waving at me from across the room. He was looking at me kind of like he was hungry and maybe I was breakfast. It worried me.

Still, at least I hadn’t been paired up with Kayla. It could have been much worse.

“Okay,” Carlson said. “Go ahead and meet with your partner and plan your strategy.”

Mason and I stood up at the same time and walked toward each other. I was so busy making sure I didn’t trip over any desks that I didn’t see Kayla headed toward me until she was right in front of me. And then she leaned in close to my face and hissed at me. “Don’t get too cozy. He’s way out of your league.”

I rolled my eyes and moved around her without responding. Three days. Three days I’d been in Fairy, and already I had an enemy. And I lived in her house. My life kept getting better and better.

Mason and I met in the middle of the room. Kayla and her friends huddled nearby, watching us.

“Hey,” Mason said.

“Hey.” Nice, neutral word, hey. Can mean almost anything. Or nothing.

“So,” he said, “where do you want to start?”

He was asking me? Where I wanted to start was away from here, where there weren’t any dead boys to trip over.

So much for that option.

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About the Author

Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including Taming the Country Star, Waking Up Dead, Fairy, Texas, and Legally Undead. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading romance, urban fantasy, and paranormal fiction of any genre, and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them.
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