Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What Should We Always Remember About Old Flames?

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My guest blogger today is author, Annabelle Blume, author of the YA novel, Old Flame, with a bit of advice for us about old flames:

Ten Things to Remember About Old Flames 
by Annabelle Blume

1. Old Flames are part of what makes you who you are today––never be ashamed of who they were.

2. Hold on to the good memories, they keep you encouraged about possibility and love.

3. Forgive, but don’t forget. Walk away reflecting on the life lessons, but refrain from allowing yourself to become bitter.

4. If they were never yours to begin with, they are not an Old Flame, they are an Old Infatuation. Learn it. Live it. Love yourself.

5. Don’t be a drama queen and burn the pictures. Just put them away in the back of the closet. If in a few years you don’t care, toss ‘em.

6. They were never as great as you remember.

7. If all of your Old Flames bear a striking resemblance to each other in looks or personality, it may be time to start thinking about what you can do to change things up, because whatever you’re doing now ain’t working.

8. Don’t stalk people. Ever. No exceptions.

9. They were never as horrible as you remember.

10. Old Flames should remain just that. Don’t try to reignite something that went down in a fiery ball of destruction the first time around.

About the book:

Title: Old Flame
Author: Annabelle Blume
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Keywords: New Adult, Contemporary, Sweet, Romance, Novella

Hannah Sullivan has spent the past three months stalking her ex-boyfriend, lurking in the bushes and hiding behind fake social media personas, convinced she can eventually rekindle the love they once shared. But when she meets Marc, who is everything James never wanted to be and more, she begins to wonder if she’s got it all wrong. Hannah must come to terms with her own demons before she can decipher between her delusional mission the man of her dreams.

Now to celebrate her new release, Annabelle has a giveaway going:

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Author Bio:

Annabelle is a best-selling Romance and New Adult author, that is, when she's not checking homework or begrudgingly cooking dinner. Wife, mother, and creator of alternate worlds, Annabelle has a penchant for that which is outside the norm.

Her degree in Sociology has given her the ability to construct worlds that exist only in her head and translate them passionately to the page. The time spent studying individuals, interpersonal relationships, and particularly, women, within the constraints of our society led to Annabelle's unabashed ability to talk about sex as it fits into our modern lives.

She's also the author/personality of The Bombshell Mommy at where she helps modern Bombshells and their families live “green”. 
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Happy First Birthday, Evernight Teen! #Giveaway celebration

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Isabelle is left stranded at the airport, and her only chance of getting home is with her boyfriend’s older brother, Harper. When this good girl and bad boy set off towards home, it turns out that maybe she’s not such a good girl after all. And even bad boys have reasons for their bad behavior.

The road trip is full of shocking revelations and unexpected emotions, bringing the two of them closer than Isabelle ever thought possible. Maybe too close.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Cover Reveal! Night & Day (The 19th Year #3.5) by Emi Gayle

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Something is wrong with Suze. His memory, his magic, even his muscles have all gone mental. If he's not careful, the underworld's version of the loony bin may be his next stop.

Not ready to give up the goat yet—if he had one he didn’t eat that is—Suze sets out to stop the mystical mayhem. Unfortunately, this isn't a fairy tale, and Suze isn't Snow White felled by an apple waiting for a kiss. Nor is he Prince Charming.

Nope, he's just Suze. A destroyer demon stuck without the one person who probably kept him sane for the last eighteen years. Mackenzie Thorne. Or, maybe, just maybe, Mac made him insane, and what was once wrong is now right.

The only thing Suze is sure of—maybe—is that he needs to find the cure. However, with boy wonder memory-less and Mac in California, he’s not even sure where to start.

Of course, once he does figure it out, everything will fall into place like a well designed set of dominoes. Where the path leads, though, is a place Suze never would have expected.

  • Release date is February 10, 2014 - just in time for Valentine’s Day 

  • The price will be $.99!

  • Available in ebook and paperback

  • Add this novella to your Goodreads shelf HERE

  • Find Emi Gayle online : Web | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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