I’m pleased and honored to be part of the cover reveal for Tiffany King’s Contradictions.
First a little about Tiffany-
USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
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“Books provide the ultimate getaway for me. A good story is a vehicle that takes you to another place, another time, or another world. I love reading the words and letting my imagination do the rest. I appreciate and respect every author who has the courage to put your work out there for the world to see.”
USA Today Bestselling Author of Misunderstandings
Coming December 2014
From The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin Group (USA) LLC
When everything starts spinning out of control…
Three years into college, Tressa Oliver’s life is a nonstop party. She’s skating by in her classes, and there’s no shortage of drinking, dancing and general hell-raising. The only aspect that hasn’t been much fun: she can’t shake the toxic jerks that always seem to gravitate toward her.
It will take someone totally wrong…
Trent Lawson is the classic anti-bad boy: smart, boring, and way too serious. To a wild girl like Tressa, there’s no way in hell they’re compatible—especially since Trent seems to see straight through her defenses.
To set her right.
When a college prank goes terribly wrong, Tressa starts to suspect that her partying ways are leading nowhere fast. Now, she has to turn to the last person she ever thought she’d ask for help—and quickly discovers that there’s more to Trent than meets the eye…
Praise for the novels of Tiffany King
“A MUST-READ for New Adult contemporary romance fans.”
—New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young
“Sweet and sexy! Great characters and an intriguing romance…So good!”
—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
And now with no further ado, here it is, the main event . . . the cover of Contradictions
Go on, add it to your TBR list and tell me what you think of it!
First, I would like to thank you for coming here to check out my special announcement. First, I’d like to thank all the bloggers that haven given up their time not only to read my books, but for the reviews that follow as well. I’d like to thank every reader that has ever picked up one of my books and given them a chance. And finally I’d like to thank all of my fans that have felt compelled to reach out to me. I have appreciated all of your letters, messages, and support, whether it came in an email, or just a short and sweet tweet.
When I began this journey, I had no expectations. I had dreams and hopes and wishes, but to say I expected For Always to take on a life of its own would not be true. Since its release in October of 2011, many people have contacted me asking me if I planned to write a sequel. I thought Stephanie and Jordan’s story had been completed, but for many of you, it wasn’t enough. So because you asked, because you told me in no uncertain terms you wanted it, I am working on And Forever, the sequel to For Always. And Forever picks up where For Always ended. While Stephanie and Jordan are finally a couple, they still carry the same baggage they had before. Can their love survive the ghosts of their past and the challenges of the future?
I hope you are excited about this as I am. I expect And Forever to be released in July 2014. Until then, look for teasers on Facebook and Twitter. And before I go, I leave you with this, the prologue of And Forever. Once again thank you for being so amazing. Happy Reading!
The scent of death lingered nearby. Always. Only I didn’t attract it, I repelled it, like a deflector shield. This was my lot in life, to extend the days of those I loved. That theory came from Jordan; the keeper of my heart, and the love of my life!
I sighed. I didn’t realize I did it until Jordan apologized. Again.
“I’m sorry Steph, I don’t want to be distracted.”
“I know. I understand. Promise.”
He misunderstood. It was a contented sigh. One that said I was thrilled my boyfriend was driving me to school. The sigh was a sign of how surreal sitting next to Jordan and knowing that he loved me was. How I couldn’t believe in a matter of hours he’d be leaving me alone on the college campus, and I intended to savor each minute with him. The sigh was the only chance I had of getting any of those sentiments across because he didn’t want me to talk while he was driving. I knew just being in the car together was challenging for him.
Jordan still suffered the after effects of a terrible car accident that left his ex-girlfriend dead. Of course he was breaking up with her at the time because he loved me, and I pushed him into making a choice between us. When he served as my unexpected prom date, I made him admit his feelings. That’s what led to his break-up with Madison, leaving him in a swamp of guilt induced quick sand when she died. But we worked through all that.
I didn’t bother saying anything further to try and reassure him I wasn’t upset. I’d already been warned he couldn’t concentrate on the road and to keep the radio down. The problem was he wanted it down so low I couldn’t hear the music. I glanced at his hands on the steering wheel, his knuckles were white. He held on so tight I expected his fingers to cramp up. I hated that this was so hard for him. I wished I knew how to make it better, but the only thing I could do was stand beside him and hope in time he’d heal.
I turned to my window, watching the never ending expanse of trees zoom by. I wished for a brief moment I’d gone in the other car with my mother and her new, at least new to me, boyfriend Eddie. I’d been clueless about Eddie, but after her health scare last week, she came clean. She wanted to see him and had been ordered to take a few days off of work. Work is where they’d rendezvous during lunch. She’d been frightened when they first told her it looked like a heart attack and realized it was silly to keep him hidden away. No way I wanted to hear what cheesy, weird things they might be talking about. I mean it was my mom, gross. Still, I was happy for her. My father died a decade ago and as far as I knew she’d never dated before.
I chose to ride with Jordan, because even in the deafening silence, and the tension he carried on his shoulders every time we got in a car together, there was nowhere else I’d rather be. From the first moment he spoke to me, he owned my heart. It was branded with his name. I’d tried for four years to move on, to forget him, but that wasn’t an option for me. No one could hold a candle to him.
“Hey,” He pulled my attention back to the here and now. “You know I love you right?”
I smiled. Of course he knew that would make me smile, that’s why he said it. It felt like that’s all I’d done over the last week since he found me crying on the beach. I’ll never forget the wave of relief that washed over me when I found out he’d been spared from a terrible plane crash. He never made it on the plane because I called him at the last minute in an attempt to get him to stay. Thank goodness I did. I didn’t know where he was going or why, but Maria warned me that he was leaving, and it might be forever.
I always believed myself to be the root cause of the bad things that happen to people around me, Jordan thought I was what kept them hanging on. I didn’t believe him, at least not yet. But having him try to convince me otherwise promised to be amazing.
So what do you think? Are you excited? Remember, your thoughts and comments keep me inspired! And now for the giveaway!
It is my extreme pleasure to present you with the cover for my fellow author and friend Jen Naumann’s new book Paranormal Keepers. I’ve had the pleasure of reading two of Jen’s books so far, Mind Static and Cheating Death both books sucked me in right from the beginning and kept me intrigued throughout. I have no doubt Paranormal Keepers will live up to the same high standards I’ve come to expect from Jen!
Ready to learn more about Paranormal Keepers?
Everyone thinks Harper Young killed her boyfriend. No one will say it to her face, but the signs are everywhere.
It’s almost been a year since Gavin was torn from Harper’s arms and brutally murdered. The police wrote it off as a freak accident, deciding Harper’s strange testimony was given under duress. But she knows something unnatural was involved and refuses to stop looking until she finds his killer, even if it means her reputation as a senior is ruined. Even if it means there really are monsters living among us.
With the discovery of the mothmen, witches, vampires and all the creatures she always suspected were out there, Harper finds herself amidst a complex bundle of unseen heroes who call themselves “Keepers”, sworn to keep the secret of the paranormal creatures that walk this earth. As she tries to understand what’s so special about her that she’s able to break an old Keeper law, Harper has a baffling vision of kissing a mysterious guy before a blade is brought down on him. Before she can get a handle on her future, she becomes central to a battle between the questionable “heroes” and the evil she’s been training to fight, leaving her to wonder if there’s any way to change the fate that has been foretold
Ooh sounds awesome, I can’t wait to read it.
And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, here’s the cover to Paranormal Keepers.
So What do you think?
I don’t know if it was spending Christmas Eve in Brooklyn, or my husband telling me about the squirrel stew on Duck Dynasty, but I’ve had a longing these past few days for home. Sure I love where I live now, but even recent dreams have brought me back to streets of Brooklyn. Maybe not the streets exactly, more like Remsen Pharmacy. It seems like every few months I look to find my way back there. No matter how wonderful my life is here, a part of me will always long to recapture my younger days.
I went into Top Tomato today, and it brought me back. Back to days of passing it in Brooklyn, comforted to know that Buddy’s and Fairy Land Arcade are right behind it. How many times I’d beg my mother to take me to Buddy’s. How I loved to ride those ten rides. I looked at the different breads on the shelf. Breads I won’t buy because without my mother I know it won’t be eaten. I bought artichokes, a food my kids won’t eat, but a childhood favorite of mine, no matter which grandmother made them. I thought about calling my aunt to tell her I missed her, but she’s no longer here either.
So much has changed since my early days in Brooklyn. It’s not just about looking back and realizing what’s missing and no longer here, it’s also about celebrating what’s new. Today I cooked a meal I hadn’t before. My father stopped by and we all watched football together, not because it was a holiday, but just because. While I enjoy many of the new adventures life has brought about, I’ll never forget from where I came. Brooklyn isn’t just a place, it’s a part of me!
To all: wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year filled with health, happiness and love. With those three in hand the rest will come!
To celebrate the end of the year, I’ve been looking back on what I’ve done this year and decided to give you my 2013 playlist that coincided with my writing.
10. Demons by Imagine Dragons- This song makes me think of Carter from Into You. Out of all my characters, he is the one with demons haunting him at every turn.
9. Counting Starts- One Republic- This songs brings Tyler from The Heart Waves Series to mind. Every time I hear it, I think of how Tyler resented the money and power his father so desired.
8. Home- Philip Philips- This song makes me think of Ryan and Carly from To My Hero. He offered her an option, hope for the future when the future seemed hopeless.
7. When I Was Your Man- Bruno Mars- This song makes me think of Reece during Breaking Waves and Waves of Love. He looked on with regret as Tyler and Jenna’s relationship grew.
6. Stay- Rhianna and Mikky Ekko- Another Jenna Tyler song. What can I say, so many of the songs I heard this year kept me focused on completing the Heart Waves Series!
5. Our song- Match box 20- This song makes me think of the end of Waves of Love. I won’t tell if it’s Reece or Tyler that my mind goes to, I’ll leave that up to you!
4. Come to Me- Goo Goo Dolls- When I first heard this song I thought it was perfect for Waves of Love, but now hearing it definitely makes me think of Carter and Elizabeth from Into You
3. Clarity- Zedd- Hearing this song as I was writing Waves of Love kept me focused. To me, it really summed up the entire series.
2. Just Give Me a Reason- Pink and Nate Reuss- I felt this song really had the feeling of angst between Ryan and Carly when she lost faith in him.
1. Beneath your beautiful – Labrinth and Emily Sande- I felt like this song really told the story of how vulnerable Tyler and Jenna were and how much they needed each other. I thought it was perfect for them.
What do you thnk? Do you have any picks I left out? If so what are they?
Alert! I decided to release Into You before Christmas. It’s live on the Kindle now! And should be available on Nook and Kobo any day. You my reader mean so much to me. Thank you to all of you that have reached out to me after reading any of my books, and for all the fun you created for me around the Heart Waves Series. I want you to know that your feedback is very important to me. I listen to what my readers say because my ultimate goal is to make you happy. That being said, stay tuned I have some big news in the new year.
Here’s an excerpt of Into You from Elizabeth’s POV. I hope you enjoy it!
I looked around at the stores and shops, most of them were closed, with metal grates covering the windows. That was something you didn’t see much of in Jersey, at least not where I lived. That and the attached stores packed so close together, one on top of the other. The stores and restaurants on the main streets tended to be close, but only for a few blocks. All of Brooklyn had this tight squeezed-in feel.
I’d gotten my fill. I found myself looking to get away from the noise of the cars beeping, buses screeching and music blaring. I wanted to go home. Yearning to feel my cool, crisp sheets cradle my bare skin, I walked faster, looked down at my watch, and yawned.
“Son of a bitch!” a male voice barked as I felt myself bounce off what felt like a brick wall.
I shook it off realizing there are no walls in the middle of the sidewalk. The hard object I bumped into was a man.
“Sorry,” I said, before even looking at him.
The striking young man shook his head annoyed. He looked down at his chest to assess the damage. I followed his gaze, and gasped as I made out the egg carton against his chest oozing with gook.
Without thinking, I reached into my pocket, pulled out a tissue and dabbed at the eggy spot on his suit jacket. I hesitated, embarrassed at the liberty I had taken. With heat filling my face I looked up, and met his eyes for the first time. My stomach tumbled. I stood frozen, mesmerized by his steely grey eyes. In an attempt to hide my awkwardness I pulled my hand away from him.
“Forget it,” the handsome stranger said.
“The yolks on you,” I recovered.
“Very funny,” he snapped.
“I didn’t mean . . .” I looked away, disappointed he didn’t get my humor. Why should he be any different than the rest of the guys I’ve come across? Especially since I left my mark on him.
“Yes, you did,” he said soberly. After a moment he continued. “Good thing I like my eggs scrambled,” the corners of his lips turned up ever so slightly.
Now back to my big news, can you guess what it is?
It’s been a while, and I have so much to tell you! Let’s start with what’s happening right now! I am so pleased and excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming NA Contemporary Romance Into You. Into You will take you on twists and turns you don’t see coming. For anyone that fell for Tyler in the Heart Waves Series, I think Carter will weasel his way into your heart.
Into You Synopsis
“You start out with the best of intentions, but inevitably you hurt each other. I love you, but that didn’t stop me from hurting you last night, or this morning. Love sucks. It’s just the way it is.”
Falling in love is easy. But what happens when that love has been tossed aside and trampled on by the person who swore to cherish it? Can you ever trust again, or will the bitter taste of betrayal keep you from allowing anyone else in?
Carter and Elizabeth come with their own baggage. Both have had their hearts broken and carry the scars of the past into their relationship with each other. Is love ever enough? Can it overcome?
By allowing the wrong person into her heart Elizabeth only knew of love tainted with secrets and lies. Can Carter convince her he wants the whole package, heart, body and soul? As Carter attempts to faces his past with Elizabeth by his side, it continues to haunt him at every turn. Can he let go and believe in her enough to leave his past behind him, or will he push too hard and send her running into another man’s arms?
Okay, ready for the cover- Here it is!
As you can see by the cover, this book is intended for readers age 17+ due to sexual situations and strong language
Into You will be released on December 27th 2014. So what do you think of the cover? Are you looking forward to it?
There are always a few movies that time seems to have forgotten. What I mean by that is no matter how much time goes by, you never grow tired of watching, and those initial feeling that have your belly fluttering, either because it’s incredibly sexy, or action packed never completely leave. Even though you’ve seen the movie before and know what’s going to happen next, you wait with great expectation, butterflies soaring as if you’ve never seen it before.
A few of these movies that come to mind are Star Wars, ET and Dirty Dancing. As I sit here and watch the end of a movie I’ve seen countless times, it brings back memories of the time in my life when I first saw it, and how I had this idea there’s nothing sexier than a man that can dance. I’m thinking the creators of Dancing With the Stars may have had similar thoughts.
I think it was the sexy connection between Johnny and Baby that made me pull the trigger on an idea I had swarming around my head for years. Searching for an activity neither of us engaged in before that we could learn and enjoy together, I set up a private dance lesson for my husband and me. I had this crazy Idea that dancing together would bring us closer. I don’t’ think we ever laughed so hard, and while we never went back for another lesson, it did bring us closer together, and there’s no one I’d rather dance with.
What’s move can you watch anytime anywhere? Which movie has moved you to action? How did it turn out?