Natasha Raulerson

FROSH 2: SECOND CHANCES

_FROSH2FINALHey guys! Welcome to the Blog Tour for FROSH 2: SECOND CHANGES by Monica B. Wagner. After reading the blurb, don’t forget to check out Monica’s amazing playlist!

Blurb:

In FROSH: First Blush, Ellie, Grant, Devon, and Charlie spent their welcome week falling head over heels for each other–before totally falling apart. Now, in FROSH: Second Chances, they’ll have to pick up the pieces.

After ruining Grant’s football career (and her own reputation), Ellie has been trying to lie low–which means not making more enemies. But some students still want her to pay for what she did, and now, Ellie’s determined to fight back–and fight for Grant.

Grant is adjusting to his new reality: no more football means no more free passes in class, and definitely no more distractions; especially from Ellie, whom he misses even after she destroyed his world. Can he find a way to move on without her–and without football?

Devon finally has it all: her brother’s sober and her boyfriend is an adorkable genius. But when her parents threaten to tear her and Charlie apart because he doesn’t ‘fit’ into their high society, she will go to dangerous lengths to prove that nothing–nothing–can defeat Devon Connors.

Charlie’s never questioned who he is: pre-med science geek, and now, Devon Connors’ boyfriend. But when he discovers a secret about his past, Charlie isn’t sure of anything–especially whether he can trust Devon with the truth.

Perfect for fans of Cora Carmack and Colleen Hoover, Monica B. Wagner’s sexy New Adult series follows these four characters all the way to winter break–when the only thing they’ll want more than first love is a second chance.

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Hi! Thanks for inviting me to this blog today. : )

I’m here to share a playlist for each of the main POV characters on Frosh: Second Chances.

Ellie: Set Fire to The Rain and Rolling in the Deep – Adele. Can’t Remember to Forget You – Shakira ft. Rihanna.

Grant: The Scientist (Nobody Said it Was Easy) – Coldplay. Misery – Maroon 5.

Charlie: Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley. I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons.

Devon: Fancy – Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX. Work Bitch – Britney Spears

Thanks so much for reading!

Mónica

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Mónica was born in a Peruvian city by a snow-capped volcano. Growing up, books were her constant companions as she traveled with her family to places like India (where she became a vegetarian), Thailand (where she *almost* met Leonardo di Caprio), France (where she pretended to learn French), and countless other places that inspired her to write. Now, Mónica lives in Chile with her husband, three boys, eleven hens, and stray dog. Keep up with Monica and follow her on Twitter @Monica_BW or visit her website: http://monibw.blogspot.com.

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Natasha Raulerson

Cover Reveal: FROSH by Monica B. Wagner

FROSHfinalDuring welcome week at Hillson University, the FROSH will hit the fan.

Type-A aspiring journalist Ellie plans to take freshman year by storm. But hell-bent on breaking a huge on-campus scandal, she risks becoming one herself—and getting the mysterious, heart-melting QB in serious trouble.

Grant, star quarterback and charismatic chick-magnet, is hiding a life-altering secret. The last thing he needs is an overeager (absolutely adorable) journalist asking questions. He’s got a reputation to protect.

High-society legacy student Devon is ready to catch the football hottie of her dreams. If the tabloids feature her with the “it” boy on her arm, her tainted past will be buried—or so she thinks.

Charlie, pre-med, is done being the sweet and funny geek that girls like Devon ignore. But if he tries to impress her with a new edgy, spontaneous attitude, will his heart end up in the emergency room?

FROSH intertwines the stories of Ellie, Grant, Devon, and Charlie in Mónica B. Wagner’s sexy NA debut series, about falling in love and falling apart.

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Mónica was born in a Peruvian city by a snow-capped volcano. Growing up, books were her constant companion as she traveled with her family to places like India (where she became a vegetarian), Thailand (where she *almost* met Leonardo di Caprio), France (where she pretended to learn French), and countless other places that inspired her to write. Now, Mónica lives in Chile with her husband, three boys, eleven hens, and stray dog.

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Finding Immortal Cover Reveal

I am pleased to bring you the cover & trailer reveal for Finding Immortal, Book #2 in the Bearwood series by E.L. Wicker

 

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After losing the love of her life, Ilia Rose will do anything to feel Nathaniel’s presence, even if it means freezing or drinking copious amounts of alcohol.

When she learns that Alex is tracking down the remnants of Sol’s army to deliver his own style of justice, she rushes off to find him.

On an alcohol induced killing spree, Ilia and Alex receive information that sends their hopes soaring, thus beginning a race to discover the truth about Nathaniel’s death.

Unfortunately, for Ilia, the truth may prove far more dangerous than any enemy she has ever faced.

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If you haven’t read book #1 yet, Fractured Immortal, it’s free over on Amazon.

About The Author

EmE.L. Wicker lives in Hampshire, England, with her husband and two daughters. Her debut book, Fractured Immortal, was released in December 2014, and in June 2015 was short listed for a Self published and Small press award. She is a regular contributor to YATopia, Whiskey, Wine, and Writing, as well as a co-host for the Whiskey, Wine, and Writing web show. E.L. Wicker is a New Adult junkie, with a stack of NA books a mile high on her TBR list and a stack that could possibly stretch to the moon in her already read list. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. She also regularly sets up new blogs and designs logos and banners for people at no cost.

Natasha Raulerson

Fractured Immortal by E.L. Wicker

Fractured Immortal

The Bearwood Series Book 1

by E.L. Wicker
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Fractured Immortal has been shortlisted as 
Best Paranormal Romance of 2014 for a SpaSpa award.
Synopsis
After a terrifying vampire attack in 1810, Ilia Rose spent the next two centuries hunting Sol, the man responsible for turning her and her friends into vampires. 

When Ilia discovers he’s run to the one place she’s running from, she’s forced to face her most painful memories back in her hometown, Bearwood. 

There, Ilia finds herself face to face with Nathaniel, an insanely hot vampire, and despite the evidence he’s working for her enemy, Ilia can’t fight her attraction to him, especially when he seems to show up whenever she needs him most. 

But Nathaniel is keeping secrets and as they begin to unravel, instead of running away from him, Ilia finds herself falling for him. When his last secret is revealed Ilia’s past comes together in a way she never imagined and she’s left with only one option: trust Nathaniel to help her kill Sol, or risk relinquishing her new found strength thus causing catastrophic and devastating consequences for her and everyone she loves. 

Ilia begins a gut-wrenching battle to save her life and the lives of her friends, a battle which not everyone will survive. 

A vampire tale like none other, love, pain, devastation and revenge, all weave together to create the first in a dark and unmissable new adult series. 

Due to sexual content, this book is intended for readers age 18+ 
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Born in Dublin Ireland, E.L. Wicker moved to England when she was nine years old. There she attended Coombe Girls School and her love of writing developed as she began to win literary competitions. A graduate of the Social Science’s at University of Essex, E.L. Wicker uses her knowledge of human nature to craft interesting characters and emotional relationships. Fractured Immortal is her first publication and the first in The Bearwood series.
 
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CAPTIVE – A Giveaway & Q&A With Author Brighton Walsh

*****GIVEAWAY CLOSED THE WINNER IS AMANDA NICOLE! BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR AN EMAIL FROM BRIGHTON!***

I had the pleasure of meeting author and fantastic all around person, Brighton Walsh, last year during Pitchwars. She came on Whiskey, Wine, & Writing to talk about her mentor status, what she was looking for in a mentee, and of course how she landed her awesome agent. Her New Adult novel CAGED IN WINTER was published by Penguin in late 2014. Today we’re doing an interview and giveaway for her newest book full of win CAPTIVE!

Captive-by-Brighton-Walsh200x300He’s the most dangerous man she’s ever met…and she’s falling in love with him.

Madison Frost is desperate to escape her life. Daughter of a prominent businessman, she has everything a girl could ask for. Except for a family who’s present in her life, and anyone to talk to outside the four walls of the prison she calls home. Madison dreams of one day leaving her life behind. She never thought being kidnapped is how it would happen.

Now she’s being held captive by a man who’s as frightening as he is sinfully gorgeous. Enormous, muscular, and filled with secrets, the man they call Ghost is an enigmatic mercenary, and Madison is trapped with him. She doesn’t know who hired him or why, but the more time she spends at his mercy, the more she realizes he’s not what he seems. Beneath his rough exterior lies an unexpected gentleness and a heart as broken and battered as her own.

But as Madison lets down her walls, Ghost holds tight to his, hiding secrets that could destroy everything.

Q&A

Natasha of the Blog: Hey Brighton, thanks so much for chatting with me. Why don’t we start by telling people a bit about who you are, what you do, and the awesome stuff you write.

Brighton the Scribe: Heyyyy! Thanks for having me! Let’s see. I’m a full-time writer, full-time mom, full-time wife, and full-time crazy person. I write adult and new adult books, and the things I can guarantee they’ll be full of is swoons and sex. (What more do you need, amirite?)

Natasha of the Blog: A multitalented woman, you were originally a photographer, so how did you mingle your way into the world of writing?

Brighton the Scribe: It’s actually not that big of a leap between the two. In photography, I did a photojournalistic approach, which meant I captured moments. Stories. In writing, I just put those stories down with words instead of images. I wrote long before I started in photography, though. But between life and kids, writing (and reading for that matter) took a back seat. About six years ago, I finally got pulled back in.

Natasha of the Blog: All right, let’s jump into CAPTIVE! Give us the juicy info, the delicious details, the concept behind the creative!

Brighton the Scribe: CAPTIVE is about a sheltered college student who’s kidnapped and held captive by an intense and secretive man. While in seclusion, they begin to fall in love. The concept actually came from my editor who sent me a hook very similar to what I just described. She loved my writing style in CAGED IN WINTER and wanted me to write this concept. I said okay.

Natasha of the Blog: If you could choose one character in CAPTIVE besides the protagonist that you would make a story for, who would it be and why?

Brighton the Scribe: Riley. Which I’m totally doing in EXPOSED. I just really loved his character. He was such a contradiction to Ghost in his demeanor. I wanted to know what his story was all about.

Natasha of the Blog: When is CAPTIVE set to release?

Brighton the Scribe: It comes out on March 24th!

Natasha of the Blog: I, personally, can’t wait to read it! I read CAGED IN WINTER in six hours. Four in one day and then ya know—I had responsibilities, so I finished it the next day. TESSA EVER AFTER is the next book in that universe—another one I can’t wait to read. Can you give us a little info about that?

Brighton the Scribe: TESSA EVER AFTER was so much fun to write, and I think the readers of CAGED IN WINTER will enjoy the tale of Tessa and Jason. It’s quite a bit lighter than CiW was, but there are still issues each of them needs to work through. Oh, and Jason is super dirty. And swoony. (sex and swoons!)

Natasha of the Blog: Awesome sauce! So for the New Adult Writer out there looking for an agent, do you have any advice on what to do or not to do?

Brighton the Scribe: NA is hard to break into now, from what I’ve heard. But I think no matter what category or genre you write in, excellent writing, a strong plot, compelling characters, and persistence will always be the magic combination. It doesn’t hurt to have a good attitude, too. Positive things happen to positive people.

Natasha of the Blog: You have been most awesome for doing this interview! Now, I know some readers are anxious to get going with that giveaway.

But first, a little bit about the awesome Brighton!

Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in Brightona different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.

Her debut novel, Caged in Winter, is available now from Berkley/Penguin. She is represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency.

GIVEAWAY

Here’s the details peeps:

A HARD COPY will be available to US entrants only. We love everyone from everywhere and if you can make the post office bring down their price so international shipping isn’t such a crime more people would win in countries outside of the one where the author resides.

If an INTERNATIONAL entrant wins, it will have to be an ecopy. Cause ya know, no evil shipping rates.

So, how do you win a copy of CAPTIVE? An excellent question! Follow Brighton @WriteasRain_ and myself @Raulersonwrites on twitter. Enter the rafflecopter giveaway and I’ll choose a winner on Monday, March 30th 2015 and forward the information to Brighton. She’ll take it from there!
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‘The Escape’ Preorder Blast

The Escape
Gumshoes & Grifters #0.5
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Genre- New Adult Contemporary/Suspense
Expected Publication Date- February 1st, 2015
 
Run for your life…
 
Sixteen-year-old Claire McBride just witnessed a brutal murder at the hands of someone she knew, someone she thought she could trust. Now she’s alone, afraid and desperate to put as many miles as possible between herself and the killer. Seeing no other options, she flees her home town of Galena, leaving behind everything and everyone she’s ever held dear.
 
Run for your life…
 
Carter Emerson’s whole world has come crashing down around him. He woke to the news his best friend, Claire has gone missing without a trace, and there’s nothing he can do about it. Finding out her car was abandoned in the busy city of Chicago, he and his brother can’t help but fear the worst… With no solid suspects or leads, it looks like Carter’s worst nightmare could come true, and Claire’s disappearance may turn into a cold case.
 
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With the killer at her heels, Claire has no choice but to leave Carter in the dark. She can’t risk his safety just because she misses the sound of his voice… But will the run of Claire’s life be worth it in the end? Or will her past catch up with her no matter how hard she tries to escape it?
 
 

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Whiskey, Wine, & Writing -Episode Six – Giveaway & Interview with Brighton Walsh

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Today we’re chatting with the awesome Brighton Walsh who’s debut New Adult Novel, Caged In Winter came out this week!

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouth-watering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby-hands, he’s shocked at her response…

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want…

 

You may remember Brighton was also on WWWriting with Jennifer Jackson during Pitchwars! Watch that Link to bide some time till tonight’s episode!

Brighton Walsh spent nearly a decade as a professional photographer before deciding to take her storytelling in a different direction and reconnect with her first love: writing. When she’s not pounding away at the keyboard, she’s probably either reading or shopping—maybe even both at once. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two children, and, yes, she considers forty degrees to be hoodie weather. Her home is the setting for frequent dance parties, Lego battles, and more laughter than she thought possible.

Her debut novel, Caged in Winter, was released with Berkley/Penguin on November 4, 2014. She is represented by Mandy Hubbard of D4EO Literary Agency.

Follow her on twitter: @WriteAsRain_

 

WIN A SIGNED COPY OF CAGED IN WINTER! (US ENTRIES ONLY!)