Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

 

I’ve  been  staring  at  the  screen  for  hours,  trying  to  determine  the  best  opening  line  for  this  blog  post,  but  my  brain  is  frazzled,  dead  to  any  and  all  words.  I’m  a  blank  dictionary  hiding  in  the  burnt  out  corner,  hoping  for  lexis  to  come  flooding  back  to  me.  It’s  exhausting,  isn’t  it?  Trying  to  find  the  right  thing  to  say  when  you’re  mentally  drained.  I  think  I  need  a  power  nap,  or  something  a  little  longer.  Is  it  too  early  in  the  year  to  go  into  hibernation?

This  month  I  have  a  treat  for  you  all.  While  I’m  suffering  with  airhead  syndrome,  it  hasn’t  escaped  my  attention  that  a  lot  of  you  are  anticipating  the  fourth  and  final  book  in  the  Nature’s  Destiny  series.  As  it’s  the  ONE  YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  for  this  hop,  I’m  going  to  share  with  you  the  first  few  lines  of  the  novel.  I’m  in  the  very  early  stages  of  creating  this  one,  but  I’m  still  aiming  for  a  release  this  year.  Please  bear  with  me!

*Unedited.  Content  subject  to  change.  Copyright.  Justine  Winter.  2015. *

“It’s  all  my  fault.”  I  stared  at  nothing,  blind  to  the  gravestone  I  knew  was  in  front  of  me.  The  rain  catapulted  from  the  sky,  splashing  down  on  the  ground  around  me. 

“You’re  gone,  and  it’s  all  my  fault.”  I  sobbed  into  my  cold  hands,  my  body  heaving  with  motion.  I  cried  harder,  my  throat  sore  from  the  lump  that  had  been  building  with  each  tear.

Water  dripped  from  my  hair  and  face  on  to  my  already  soaked  clothes.  I  was  drenched  to the  bone,  my  arse  numb  from  sitting  in  the  middle  of  the  pack’s  lonely  graveyard  for  hours.  My  burden,  my  despair  had  brought  me  here.

“I  tried,  Lara.  I  tried  so  fucking  hard  to  get  to  you!”

Giveaways

Heather  Hildenbrand  is  offering  a  $70  Amazon  Gift  Card  on  Instagram.  Click  here  for  full  details.

Steph  Nuss  is  giving  away  a  signed  paperback  copy  of  Fantasized  By  You  on  Goodreads.  Enter  here.

Amanda  Aksel  is  giving  a  free  eBook  copy  of  The  Commitment  Test.  Enter  here.

And  I’m  offering  a  signed  paperback  copy  of  Alpha  Wanted:  The  Complete  Serial.  Read  this  post  for  details  on  how  to  enter.

Also,  today  is  our  blog  hop’s  creator,  Amanda  Aksel’s,  birthday.  I  just  want  to  wish  one  of  the  kindest  women  I  know  a  super  HAPPY  BIRTHDAY!  In  honour  of  her  turning  the  Big  3-0  she’s  set  up  a  campaign  with  Charity  Water,  an  organisation  that  brings  clean  water  to  third  world  countries.  Please  consider  helping  her  reach  her  goal  of  $750  by  donating  here.  And  here’s  the  interview  that  inspired  it  all.

As  always,  don’t  forget  to  check  out  what  this  great  group  of  talented  authors  have  to  share  this  month.

Amanda  Aksel
Heather  Hildenbrand
Kayla  Smith  – Check  out  her  latest  novel  releasing  today!
Steph  Nuss
Felicia  Tatum

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Seven 11 Blog Hop

Good morning  you  sexy  bunch!  I  hope  you’re  holding  on  to  your  underwear  because  it’s  TEASER  day!  And  boy,  oh,  boy,  do  I  have  a  spicy  little  sneak  peek  for  you.  Grayson  Rush  is  back  and  his  story  has  a  title.  So,  keep  an  eye  out  for  WICKED  SUNSHINE  coming  later  this  year.  Even  the  sequel  has  a  title,  but  I’ll  save  that  for  the  back  mattter  of  this  novel.  😉

Anyway,  who’s  up  for  seeing  some  more  of  our  resident  arrogant  arsehole?

*Unedited.  Content  subject  to  change  come  publication. © Justine Winter. *

“Creating  pleasure,”  I  say,  watching  Maya’s  eyes  widen  with  a  little  bit  of  shock.

“That’s  your  company’s  motto?  It  sounds  like  a  review  title  for  a  porno.” 

My  smile  widens  at  her  obvious  discomfort.  “Everything  I  do  caters  to  society’s   need  to  feel  good.  Drinking.  Exercising.  Partying.  Holidays.  It’s  all  legal.  It  makes  people  happy.  And  there’s  no  better  return  on  investments  than  pleasure.  I  give  it.  I  take  it.  I  make  it.”  I  drip  my  voice  with  heavy  seduction,  lowering  my  tone  to  drive  her  wild.

She  visibly  swallows,  that  small  movement   lets  me  know  she  isn’t  totally  unaffected  by  me.  Thank  fuck  for  that,  because  my  dick  is  choking  on  my  boxers  at  even  the  smallest  thought  of  having  her.

“Is  there  anything  else  you  want  from  me?”

Sex  on  the  table?  “That’s  all  for  now.”

As always,  don’t  forget  to  check  out  these  authors  also  participating  in  a  little  teaser  action. Ooh,  it’s  a  saucy  Thursday!

Amanda  Aksel
Heather  Hildenbrand
Bethany  Lopez
Kayla  Smith
Felicia  Tatum
SC  Ellington

PLUS!  Heather  Hildenbrand  is  giving  away  a  Passion  Planner  to  one  lucky  winner  that  spreads  the  word  about  the  Connective  Collective!  All  you  have  to  do  is  enter  the  Rafflecopter  giveaway  here  and  click  on  one  of  the  pre-made  posts  to  enter.  Sound  simple?  It  is!  AUTHORS!!  Want  to  find  out  more  about  the monthly  FREE Connective  Collective  call?  Click  here.

Seven 11 blog hop

Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

Bloody hell! I almost forgot to type this month’s teaser, and I know that would’ve been devastating. Right?  Anyway, now that I’ve remembered, how about a little less chit chat and a little more show and tell. I got you covered. Next month I intend to release all 3 parts of my werewolf serial, Alpha Wanted, a week apart from one another. So, how about a teaser from part 1?  Alrightey then!

 “It  was  a  mistake,”  I  forced  out  of  my  mouth.  Even  hearing  the  words  out  loud  turned  my  stomach  against  me.

“Sure  didn’t  feel  like  a  mistake  when  you  were  moaning  into  my  mouth.” 

I  turned  to  Ryker,  fixing  my  glare  on  his  rugged  face.  I  hated  how  easy  it  was  for  me  to  lose  control  around  him,  to  lose  all  my  inhibitions  inside  the  pools  of  his  blue  eyes.  I  tightened  my  lips  together.  “It  won’t  be  happening  again,”  I  promised,  keeping  my  grip  firm  on  the  steering  wheel.

“Princess,  that  was  the  best  mistake  I’ve  ever  made.  So  you  can  trust  me  when  I  say  I  intend  to  do  it  again.  I’ll  make  sure  I’ll  never  learn  my  lesson.”

I’m a mixture of excitement and nerves to find out the response to this serial as it’s something I haven’t done before. But, you know what? No great accomplishment was achieved without a little risk taking. So I’m diving in head first. It’s also the closest I’ve come to writing a crime/mystery type of book within the boundaries of paranormal/supernatural goodness. Of course. What’s a little crime solving without a hunky wolf? So be on the lookout for cover reveals/blurbs etc in the next couple of weeks. Yay!

As always there’s many brilliantly talented authors participating on the hop, so be sure to check them out. And GIVEAWAYS! So here’s what’s what this month:

Heather Hildenbrand has a custom Dirty Blood Mug up for grabs! Enter here.
Bethany Lopez has 8 weeks up for grabs on goodreads. Enter here.

Also it’s an exciting month for book releases!
Today, Heather Hildenbrand’s Broken Blood, book 5 in the Dirty Blood series comes out!
Steph Nuss is releasing Pleasured By You on March 20th.
Kayla Smith is releasing The Sacrifice on March 31st.

Congratulations, ladies!

Amanda Aksel 
Heather Hildenbrand
Bethany Lopez
Steph Nuss
Kayla Smith
S. C. Ellington
Felicia Tatum

Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

 

Happy  December, everybody, and  a  very  Merry  Christmas  to  you!  

As  Christmas  is  two  weeks  today,  (I  know,  right?  Didn’t  that  come  fast!)  I  have  a  holiday-themed  teaser  for  you.  This  time  next  year  I  intend  to  release  a  book  of  short  stories  from  different  points  of  view  within  the  Nature’s  Destiny  world  that  all  focus  on  one  theme;  holidays.  Today’s  teaser  is  from  Sky’s  (Nature’s  Destiny  character) POV,  and  I  will  release  her  FULL  CHRISTMAS  STORY  via  my  newsletter  on  Christmas  day.  So,  if  you  want  IN  on  a  FREE  read,  be  sure  to  sign  up  here.

*Copyright,  Justine  Winter,  2014*

The  cobbled-stone  town  was  a  frantic  mess  of  rushing  shoppers  dashing  into  every  store  for  last-minute  gifts.  Tinsel  covered  windows  and  doors,  and  colourful  lights  hung  like  a  welcoming  invitation,  embracing  the  festive  cheer.

I  wrapped  my  arms  around  my  chest,  pulling  my  coat  tighter  to  keep  in  the  warmth.   A  frosty  breeze  twirled  past  my  face;  my  nose  was  frozen  to  the  touch.

Christmas  was  only  a  few  days  away,  and  every  year  it  was  the  same  depressing,  lonely  holiday  of  my  life.  I  was  always  the  grumpiest  person  around  all  this  holly  jolly  spirit;  the  Grinch  had  nothing  on  me.  

God  knows  why  I  thought  a  trip  into  town  would  help  cheer  me  up.

Okay,  so  I  know  that  doesn’t  sound  particularly  happy  and  festive,  and  it’s  not  my  intention  to  bum  you  out  on  Chrimbo  day,  so  I  do  promise  it  gets  better.  Honestly.  Also,  while  I  remember,  the  Nature’s  Destiny  paperback  giveaway  finishes  at  the  end  of  this  month  on  goodreads,  so  hop  on  over  here  quickly  and  make  sure  you’ve  entered  to  win.

Now,  be  sure  to  check  out  this  great  list  of  authors,  and  see  what  brilliant  teasers  they  have  to  offer  this  month.  Seriously,  these  peoples  are  amazing  writers.

Amanda  Aksel  –  Women’s  Fiction
Heather  Hildenbrand  –  YA
Bethany  Lopez  –  NA  Romance
Kayla  Smith  –  Paranormal
Shawn  McGuire  –  YA –  also  has  a  cover  reveal  today!  Check  out  the  beauty  here.

Seven 11 Blog Hop

Seven 11 blog hop

 

It’s  the  eleventh  of  the  month?  Well,  I  guess  you  know  what  that  means  then,  right?  Oh  yes,  several  authors  get  together  on  a  blog  hop  and  post  7-line  teasers  of  their  works.  Fitting,  don’t  you  think,  considering  it’s  #TeaserTuesday  today.  😉

This  month  I’m  trying  out  something  different.  So  far,  I’ve  always  posted  a  teaser  from  one  of  the  novels  in  the  Nature’s  Destiny  series  and  while  I’m  still  working  on  Guardians  Dynasty,  I  wanted  to  showcase  something  else.  Something  I  haven’t  shown  anyone  yet.  Back  in  May  I  started  writing  a  dual  POV(point of view)  MC  romance  novel  (MC  as  in  Motorcycle  Club),  but  I  pushed  it  aside  to  concentrate  on  my  hunky  werewolves.  Though  it  isn’t  finished  (I  hope  to  get  back  to  it  next  year),  I  wanted  to  show  it  off  a  little.   This  teaser  is  how  the  novel  starts,  and  if  you  want  to  read  the  rest  of  the  prologue  then  sign  up  to  my  newsletter  here  which  will  be  sent  by  the  end  of  the  week.

*Unedited,  content  subject  to  change  come  publication. Intended  for  readers  17+.  Copyright,  Justine  Winter,  2014. *

A  broken  heart  was  only  healed  by  the  glue  of  life.  It  pulled  at  the  muscle  while  the  searing  pain  of  daily  struggles  reminded  me  of  the  shit  storm  I  was  a  part  of.  The  seconds  of  the  clock  ticked  by  as  did  the  days.  I  woke  in  the  dark,  and  slept  in  the  dark.  My  body  detached  from  my  mind;  I  lived  but  I  wasn’t  living.

I  was  angry,  pent  up  with  a  rage  that  needed  unleashing.  It  wasn’t  time  yet;  I  needed  to  prepare.

 And,  as  always  here’s  the  list  of  authors  also  participating  this  month:

Amanda  Aksel  –  Women’s  Fiction
Heather  Hildenbrand  –  YA  SciFi
S. M. Boyce  –  YA  Fantasy
Bethany  Lopez  –  Women’s  Fiction
Steph  Nuss  –  Contemporary  Romance
Kayla  Smith –  YA

Seven – 11 Blog Hop & Giveaways

Seven 11 blog hopWhoa!  I  can’t  believe  we’re  at  the  11th  August  already.  Where  did  the  last  month  go?  Fear  not  though,  I  have  some  goodies  for  you.  It’s  officially  the  second  post  in  the  Seven-11 blog  hop,  and  there’s  plenty  of  appetisers  for  your  eyes  to  feast  on.

Today’s  seven  lines  come  from  Sapphire’s  Divinity  which  will  release  in  16  days!  I  don’t  know  about  you,  but  I  can’t  wait!  If  you  enjoy  this  little  teaser,  then  be  sure  to  mark  it  as  to-read  on  Goodreads  here.  August  27th  will  soon  come  around! And  if  you  haven’t  read  Nature’s  Destiny  yet  (the  first  in  the  series)  then  you’re  in  luck  because  it’s  currently  on  sale  for  99c/77p  at  Amazon,  Kobo,  Smashwords,  B&N &  iBooks.

Now  for  the  snippet:

The  creatures  grabbed  at  my  arms,  and  stretched   me  as  they  chanted  something  I  didn’t  understand.  Minutes  ago  I’d  been  contemplating  doing  the  exact  same  thing  to  them,  yet  here  they  were  pulling  me  apart.

I  screamed  from  the  tearing  pain,  my  body  searched  for  every  last  drop  of  energy.  The  bubble  inside  me  had  grown  from  all  of  the  fighting,  but  I  couldn’t  concentrate  on  it  long  enough  with  my  arms  ripping  from  my  torso.  I  felt  like  a  doll  with  its  stitches  falling  apart.

“LUNA!”  I  heard  the  sound  of  Riley’s  cry,  and  I  blinked  back  the  tears  as  I  watched  him  running  towards  me.  Everything  turned  into  slow  motion  as  I  realised  he’d  never  get  to  me  in   time.

I  hope  you  enjoyed  that  sneak  peek!  And  if  your  tastebuds  are  tickling  for  some  more,  then  you  should  check  out  the  amazing  list  of  authors  below  who  are  also  sharing  some  teasers  from  their  work  today,  and  you  should  definitely  enter  these  awesome  giveaways  going  on  right  now:

Author  Steph  Nuss  is  giving  away  (US  Only)  a  SIGNED  PAPERBACK  copy  of  her  new  release,  Fantasized  by  You.  Enter  to  win  at  Goodreads  here.

AND!  Author  SM  Boyce  is  giving  away  a  Stacey  Marie  Brown  Swag  Bag.  Enter  to  win  here.

Amanda  Aksel

Steph  Nuss

Heather  Hildenbrand

Bethany  Lopez

Shawn  McGuire

Alicia  Sheehy

Kayla  Smith

SM  Boyce

Heather  Brewer