Sunday, June 30, 2013

.99 Cent SALE!!!!!!!!!



Happy almost 4th of July!!! I love fireworks, good food, and spending time with family, friends and a good book.

So, in honor of July 4th, I'm having a sale on The Devil Drinks Coffee! The ebook is only 99 cents! But it's for a limited time and the sale only lasts from July 1-3!

So get it while you can! And please, tell EVERYONE about the sale! I'd love for as many people to get it at the cheaper price as possible!

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords


And don't forget that if you review the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and/or Goodreads before the end of July, you can enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of The Devil Drinks Coffee!!!

xoxo!

Ang (Destiny)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Blast!!! Sign Up!!!



The book blast for The Devil Drinks Coffee is coming next week!!!

What's a book blast, you ask? It's basically a way to blast a book around the interweb as much as possible in one day! It's supposed to help increase awareness for my book, and since the success of a book depends on people knowing about it, this is a big deal!!!

My fabulous friend, Jean Booknerd from Booknerd Tours, put the book blast together! Anyone can sign up, you just need a blog to participate, and need to commit to posting about the book on your blog and social media sites next Tuesday, July 2nd.

And!!! If you participate, you'll be entered into Jean's special Booknerd Tour Host Giveaways!

So, if you haven't signed up, click on THIS LINK, fill out your name and blog info., and send it to Jean!

Thank you so much for participating! I'm so lucky I get to do something I love for my job, but I absolutely couldn't do it without you and all of your support!!!

xoxo



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Giveaway!!! Amazon Gift Card and Signed Book

It's giveaway time!!!

This giveaway is mainly for people who have read The Devil Drinks Coffee because it's centered around ratings and reviews. There are places I can't even advertise until I have a certain number of reviews and ratings. Amazon is the place they look at most, but Barnes and Noble and Goodreads are also important. So, this giveaway is for people who like to rate and review books. If you've read The Devil Drinks Coffee and you rate/review it, you can enter! You don't need to write a long review. Even a sentence or two with a rating helps me a lot! You can also enter if you add the book to your Goodreads to-read shelf, and tell people about the book online or in person.

Talking about The Devil Drinks Coffee and reviewing it are two of the most important marketing tools I have, and that means you're a huge part of my marketing team!

Because of that, I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of The Devil Drinks Coffee to the winner!



Please share the giveaway, and help me spread the word about The Devil Drinks Coffee!

Thank you so much!!!

xoxoxo!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Pretty Little Lies Blog Tour! Book Review!

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for Pretty Little Lies, hosted by the fabulous Katie at Mundie Moms

Pretty Little Lies is a funny, sexy debut by the lovely and amazing, Jennifer Miller!



About the Book

A little lie can change the course of everything. . .

Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves. 

Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn’t – and that’s fine with Olivia.

Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn’t expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn’t. 

Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?

Purchase it from: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Add it to Goodreads

My Review


Coming off a really bad relationship (seriously, her ex-husband is a jerk of EPIC proportions), Olivia moves home and in with her best friend Pyper. Pyper insists Olivia get back into the dating world and Olivia finally relents. She has a string of horrific/hilarious dates before she runs into Luke, the man she once thought was the love of her life. He hasn’t seen Olivia in years, and the time has only made his feelings for her stronger. Scarred from her past, Olivia is hesitant to let her emotions take hold. But Luke isn’t afraid of her habit to run, and he’s determined to prove that she should give him another chance.

Okay, first, I have to say I loved, loved, loved the romance in this book. It was the perfect story of true love and second chances. Olivia was a great character, and I enjoyed watching her grow and change throughout the book. And then there’s Luke. Sheesh. Make sure you have the air conditioner set on high when you’re reading this! He’s absolutely swoon-worthy and my new book boyfriend. Honestly. He knows what he wants, and he’s not afraid to fight for it, even if there are no guarantees.

Another one of my favorite things about this book is the fashion tips at the beginning of each chapter. They’re all so true, and a lot of them are hilarious! My favorite was:  “If you’re riding a magic carpet with a guy who’s named Aladdin and a monkey named Abu, then I can see why you may have a need for harem pants. Otherwise, unless you are a washed out rapper, or a genie in a bottle, I would recommend staying away from this horrid fashion trend!”

Pretty Little Lies is funny, sexy, romantic and fun. It’s the perfect summer read! Fans of New Adult and Adult books will love the first book in this series, and you’ll be filling Jennifer Miller’s Facebook Wall asking for the next, trust me!
*Pretty Little Lies has mature content.


About The Fabulous Author

Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own. Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change. For more information about Jennifer and her books please visit www.jennifermillerwrites.com 

Follow Jennifer via: her Website | Goodreads Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest  

The Giveaway
Jennifer is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite! With this giveaway, those entering to win the Kindle paperwhite need to show proof of purchase of Jennifer's ebook. By doing that, all you'll need to do is enter your confirmation number in the form below, BUT, since the book isn't available until June 12th, the giveaway doesn't start until 12:01 am that morning. You'll be able to enter on each of the participating blog tour sites at that time.
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Cover Reveal! Blood Revelation by Jamie Manning!

I'm so excited to be part of Jamie Manning's cover reveal for the third book in his Blood Prophecy Trilogy, BLOOD REVELATION! 

Check out the awesome cover below, and if you haven't read this series, do it!!!


Jamie is giving away a hardcover of the first book in the series, Blood Born! You only have to comment on his blog post to enter, so be sure to do it!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pretty Little Lies Blog Tour! Guest Post from Jennifer Miller!

I'm so excited to be part of the blog tour for Pretty Little Lies, hosted by the fabulous Katie at Mundie Moms

Pretty Little Lies is a funny, sexy debut by the lovely and amazing, Jennifer Miller!


Jennifer was nice enough to take over blogging duties for me today. Here's her guest post! And don't forget to read about her awesome giveaway at the bottom of the post!


Guest Post

Fashion in Pretty Little Lies



Olivia, the main character in Pretty Little Lies is a journalist, a fashion journalist that is.  During one of her college courses, she and her peers were given an assignment by their professor to start a blog.  The blog could be about anything they chose, as long as they wrote something a few times each week.  It was to be used as a creative outlet, and to give them a writing platform.  Olivia decided to combine her love of fashion and writing.  This is how her blog, ‘Pink Sugar Couture’ came to be. 
    

What makes Olivia so unique is the fact that she finds beauty in everything.  It could be a rich wood used to make a bookshelf that draws her attention, or she may notice how perfect a throw pillow is that manages to tie a whole room together.  These descriptions are prominent throughout the novel, giving you an inside look at Olivia’s personality.  


Shockingly, Olivia’s blog took off and she quickly gained thousands of followers.  Given her audience, it wasn’t long before word spread and major fashion magazines and fellow fashion bloggers began to take notice.  Olivia is bold and doesn’t mix words about how some fashion trends just don’t work.  She also uses her blog as a way to educate women about the key pieces of clothing everyone should own.  


Olivia’s fashion tips are fun and relatable, which is why one appears at the beginning of each chapter in Pretty Little Lies!    Here’s a sample….


“Fashion tip: Crocs, anything requiring batteries, trucker hats, leggings being worn as pants and too short jorts are a few things that you should treat like a fashion virus. Just say no!”



Tell me, what is a fashion tip or beauty tip that you would like to contribute to Olivia’s blog?  How about a fashion faux pas that you made?  Or do you have a fashion item you can’t live without?  Tell me about it! 



About the Book

A little lie can change the course of everything. . .

Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves. 

Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn’t – and that’s fine with Olivia.

Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn’t expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn’t. 

Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?

Purchase it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Add it to Goodreads

About The Fabulous Author


Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own. Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change. For more information about Jennifer and her books please visit www.jennifermillerwrites.com 

Follow Jennifer via: her Website | Goodreads Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest  

The Giveaway
Jennifer is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite! With this giveaway, those entering to win the Kindle paperwhite need to show proof of purchase of Jennifer's ebook. By doing that, all you'll need to do is enter your confirmation number in the form below, BUT, since the book isn't available until June 12th, the giveaway doesn't start until 12:01 am that morning. You'll be able to enter on each of the participating blog tour sites at that time.
 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Power of Hope

My favorite book series of all time is the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. (Side note: it's definitely for mature readers. If you're offended by swearing and sex, it's not for you.) There are so many fabulous things about the books (like Mac's character arc, sexy cars, and the most alpha of all alpha males, Barrons), but there's one important driving theme throughout the series.

"Hope strengthens, fear kills."

Ever since I first read the series, this has been my mantra. Seriously. I even have it printed on a shirt that looks just like this:
When I find myself getting in a rut about something, I think of Barrons telling Mac, "There are really only two positions one can take toward anything in life: hope or fear. Hope strengthens, fear kills."

I wrote The Devil Drinks Coffee in 2010. I loved the book and it's still my favorite thing I've ever written. I feel like I came a long way as a writer with Devil, and I truly believed readers would like it too. Hearing people in publishing tell me no one would want to read a story about a small Utah town was really hard, especially when the town, story, and characters were so close to my heart.

Taking a chance on publishing The Devil Drinks Coffee was pretty scary for me, and there were times when it was difficult to remember my mantra. I wasn't sure how the book would be received by family, friends, my YA readers, or readers in general. And I couldn't predict how the book would sell. Would people talk about the book and spread the word? Would they be excited about these new characters and want to read more? I had no idea.

Luckily, I have some pretty amazing people in my life, like my wonderful husband and my friends and family who have kept me from losing all my hair as I've gone through this process.

But you--my fabulous readers and bloggers who I count as friends and wish I could meet for coffee on a weekly basis--have been absolutely wonderful!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who has bought The Devil Drinks Coffee so far, everyone who's read it, everyone who's emailed me, tweeted, texted, told me their "Team," mentioned the book to friends, or reviewed it. Your enthusiasm for this book and the series has done more for me than you'll ever know and I'm so grateful to you!

You helped take away the fear, and you strengthened me.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!

Love to you all!!!