Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fairy Tale Fortnight

Fairy Tale Hop

It's time for the Fairy Tale Fortnight Giveaway Hop hosted by:
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This is in conjunction with the 4th annual Fairy Tale Fortnight. Since I happen to have several fairytale retellings, I figured this was a good place for me to be.

Below you can read about my fairytale retellings, and then enter to win a copy of my Enchanted Fairytales. Beneath the Rafflecopter for that, you'll find the Linky list to hop to all the other blogs participating in this fun event, and giving away their own goodies. Good luck! And may all your happily ever afters come true - whatever they might be.

     Enchanted Fairytales is a retelling of five different fairytales from the imagination of Cindy C Bennett.

Beautiful Beast: Though she knows it's cruel, Calli agrees to accompany her friends to Monster House where it is rumored the beast howls at the moon each sunset. Alex believes Calli has bribed her way into his home in order to get a look at the beast of Monster House, and is determined to hate her. He isn't prepared as she batters down the hard walls of his soul with her kindness and humor.
Red and the Wolf: Three years ago, Rafe Wolfe left their tiny mountain burg of Piera, leaving Ruby Hood behind to mend her shattered heart. Now, Rafe has come home to compete with his brother Lowell for Ruby's heart. But Rafe and Lowell have intimate knowledge of the wolf attacks that threaten their home. Can Ruby live with the same knowledge, or will it forever destroy her?
Snow White: Left her at the mercy of her stepmother Katarina, Snow White is sent into the forest to be killed. Escaping, she stumbles upon an enchanted village created by Katarina to entrap Prince Philip after he spurned her. Philip believes Snow White is the one spoken of who can break the curse that holds Fableton. Snow's only hope of winning freedom for herself and Fableton is to defeat the evil and powerful Katarina.
The Unmasking of Cinderella: Amella Augustus has lived under her stepmother's cruel reign since her father's death. Then she meets the mysterious, enigmatic Dayla. A day later she runs into Char - literally. Just when Amella begins to believe she's found her happily ever after, Iona pounces in and takes Amella away from Char, Dayla, and dreams of happiness. Now Amella must take charge of her own destiny, and make a decision that can either give her the peace she’s longed for . . . or return her to the misery she’s lived in for so long.
The White Swan: Benno von Rothbart, a powerful sorcerer, is jealous of Odette's love for Victor. Victor and Odette are unaware of Benno's powers and manipulations to come between them and win Odette for himself. When Benno uses his powers to transform Odette into a swan, she finds herself in a fight for her freedom and for Victor in this retelling of the classic Swan Lake fairytale.


A Girl Trapped in a Mansion
A Mysterious Old Woman
The Boy Who Will Change Everything

Rapunzel is not your average teenager. For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction.
But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is.
Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Husband Maker

Woot! A new book from Karey White!

Coming July 15th from USA Today Bestselling author Karey White

The Husband Maker by Karey WhiteThe Husband Maker Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

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kareyAuthor Karey White Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.  


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter 2

It's that time again - time for the Hoppy Easter Eggstavaganza Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader and Read Now Sleep Later.

For my prize, if you live in the US I'm going to send the winner a bag of Easter goodies, and a copy of my newest release, The End of Feeling. I wish I could afford to send that to anyone who enters, but unfortunately it's too costly to ship foreign. So if you happen to live outside of the US, I'm going to send you a digital copy of The End of Feeling, and I'm going to give you $10 PayPal cash, or a $10 Amazon gift card (your choice) so you can get your own Easter goodies!

Here's some info about The End of Feeling, so you know what you can win! After you read this, enter using the Rafflecopter below, and then hop on over to some other blogs to win beneath the Rafflecopter.

Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality.
Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship.
Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the façade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SLC Comic Con


So excited for Comic Con to begin again! There's nothing cooler than being immersed in the midst of geeks and nerds. I love all of the cosplay, the geek speak, the Doctor Who conversations -- all of it. Last years SLC Comic Con was the largest debut of a Comic Con with over 80,000 peeps attending. That's a lot of peeps!


Today I go to get set up, so I'll be sending lots of pics via Twitter and Facebook. Then for the 3 days it's here (Thurs, Fri, and Sat) I'll be posting even more. If you're in the area, make sure to get your tickets now because it sold out last year, and stop by my table to see me in Artist Alley, table K-4.

I'll be there will all my books, which you can get for $10 (cheap!) and with that you get an entry to win a pair of comic book shoes, which cost $100+ to buy. Kinda cool, huh?

 Custom Comic Book High Heels

See you there!





Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fractured Truth


It's finally here!

Fractured Truth, the final novel in the paranormal, YA Fractured Light trilogy, was just released! Follow the blog tour to find out more about Fractured Truth and enter below for a chance to a signed copy or a $25 Amazon gift card!




Llona is determined to end the fight with the Vykens once and for all. All she needs is to find and destroy the Shadow—the ultimate source of dark power. But when she makes a startling discovery about someone she loves, Llona has to fight the toughest battle yet in this exciting conclusion to the Fractured Light series.

My thoughts: Just when I thought I knew where Llona's story was going, Rachel McClellan throws a wrench into my theory and sets me on the edge of my seat with this fast paced, thrilling, heart stopping installment in the Fractured Light series.
For those who’ve read the first two books, you know the incredible shocker dropped at the end of book two. Don’t think from that that you have any idea of where Llona’s life is headed, because you’ll be entirely wrong. There are characters in this book that I seriously disliked, and yes, even hated, which I didn’t think possible based on how much I liked them in the other books. And there were characters I didn’t expect to come to care for as much as I did here. I can’t name them without giving away spoilers, but I think once you read it you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about.
McClellan's theme of light v. dark continues, with a lot of smudgy, gray edges where what seems like straight-up good or pure evil aren't as clear-cut as you might think. Just as in real life, McClellan’s characters have layers and are more than they appear on the surface.
Fractured Truth has a roller coasters worth of ups and downs. I was almost as raggedly tired as Llona by the end purely on her behalf. Be prepared for the ride of your life!

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Win a Copy of The End of Feeling!

I'm giving away a signed copy of The End of Feeling on Goodreads to one lucky winner. Sign up using the gadget below, or the one you see to your right. Either one gets you to the same place. Good luck!

Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality.

Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship.

Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the façade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.

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The End of Feeling by Cindy C. Bennett

The End of Feeling

by Cindy C. Bennett

Giveaway ends April 30, 2014.
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Friday, April 4, 2014

It's Finally Here: The End of Feeling

Now available: The End of Feeling

Can you believe it? After how many missed deadlines and pushed-back release dates, it's finally here!

Benjamin Nefer seems to have it all. He’s the most popular guy in school, the star quarterback with college scouts looking at him, his grades are near the top of his class, he can get any girl he wants . . . but he hides behind his dream life to mask the nightmare of his reality.

Charlie Austin is the new girl. Forced to move in with a bitter aunt, she only wants to protect her fragile mom from the world’s cruelty. When Benjamin sets his sights on Charlie, she’s armored against his charm—friends warned her about Benjamin’s game of pursuing and then dumping a long line of girls, not caring about the broken hearts he leaves behind. She doesn’t count on how single-minded he can be when she refuses him, or how charismatic, easing into her life through what he claims is just friendship.

Benjamin thought he could keep Charlie in the same place he keeps all girls—something to be used and then discarded. But Charlie has as many secrets as he does, secrets he’s determined to discover while keeping his own hidden. He realizes she’s the perfect girlfriend candidate . . . someone he can use to keep up the façade of a perfect life. Now he just has to keep his frozen heart from softening toward this unique girl, because if he doesn’t, his carefully constructed lies might just come thundering down around him, crushing him beneath the burden of feeling.

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Here's what's being said about The End of Feeling


The End of Feeling is a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. Haunting, heartbreaking, in other words, another winner for Bennett!
~ Sherry Gammon, author of Unlovable

From the moment I picked it up, my heart was warmed, melted, broken, and pieced back together again. A beautiful story that will leave you aching long after the last page.
~ Jamie Canosa, author of Falling to Pieces

A tale of hope and love about a couple of teens who have every reason to believe in neither. It's raw and real, but leaves us believing in the power of redemption.
~ Juli Caldwell, author of Psyched

The reality both characters live makes their story captivatingly unique, and emotionally powerful. . . Demonstrates the beautiful truth that two people can learn to be true to themselves, no matter what—especially while falling in love. 
~ Heather Frost, author of The Seers trilogy

The struggles in this story bring to light the fact that beauty and truly miraculous things can be found in the everyday, and that the most important thing any one of us can possess, is love.

Once again Cindy C Bennett's incredible talent shines through yet another masterpiece . . . a triumphant story of love, compassion and human strength.

Bennett brilliantly weaves the fears and trepidation of two teens treading the hazards of acceptance, young love, and. Curl up with this story and enjoy the ride—it's terrific.

Visit The End of Feeling blog to read the full reviews.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: Unbearable

Here it is: The cover for Sherry Gammon's Unbearable, the final book in the Port Fare Series. Isn't it gorgeous?


Scheduled to be released June 9th, you can read about it and see updates at Sherry's blog. Just a little secret: I've read all the books in the series and love them!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wow! 7 Books for Under a Buck!

Grab this amazing deal while you can. Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love and Suspense, which is exactly what it sounds like, is only 99¢ for a limited time. Where else can you get 7 books for so cheap?

I've read 2 of them: Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon and Blog This by Cami Checketts, but if those are representative of the quality of the rest of the books, then it's a very good thing. You can read my review of Unbelievable here. The set is worth purchasing if for nothing else than these 2 books.

Here are the deets, links, and a few excerpts as well.


Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love and Suspense
Boxed set is on sale for only $.99 
March 24th through March 29th 






Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon
Deliah Dreser's in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there's more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole's in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. Is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother's murders?
Bestselling author Sherry Gammon's reviewers exclaim; "She has a gift for touching her readers with beautiful, gripping stories that you can’t put down."




Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt
Nothing good ever happens after dark. Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated.
Now her father is dead, and Daleigh finds a hidden journal hinting that his death was no accident. Small town mechanic Ryan Shields is the only one who seems to believe Daleigh. As the two work to unravel the mystery, it becomes obvious that someone wants them dead. They must rely on each other—and on God—if they hope to make it home before the darkness swallows them whole.
Award-Winning Suspense Novelist and Bestselling Amazon Author, touted as "scary, funny, passionate, and quirky" by USA Today.

Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru
Rachel Saunders is looking forward to her all-expense paid weekend trip to New York. But, when her luggage is lost and she is accosted by an infuriating Homeland Security agent, events take a dangerous turn.
Amanda Tru, Bestselling Amazon Author of Romance and Suspense. Discover the author who, as an Amazon reviewer raves, “continues to impress me and dominate my time with a book I can’t put down even after it’s ended.”


Cassie's Cowboy Crave by Kimberly Krey
In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss.
In return, Cassie steals his heart…
When Cassie is forced to join the witness protection program, she fears her life is over… but then she meets Shane Emerson — the hunky cowboy posing as her husband. Will this sham marriage turn into the real thing, or will a hidden danger put it all at risk?
Kimberly Krey writes romance that’s clean without losing the steam. What’s Beyond Forks calls this Best-selling Western Romance author “the master of romantic tension.”



A Perfect Fit by Heather Tullis
Cami DiCarlo is not happy when her father forces her into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel and unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, insisting they live together while they launch the new resort.
When she meets Vince, the sweet, sexy landscaper her father would never have approved of, Cami can’t say no. If only she could be sure she is on the right track—and that they will be able to stop the person who is trying to destroy everything.

You Belong with Me by Shannon Guymon 
Layla Kendall is a burned out social worker one step away from a major depression. When she and her sisters inherit their grandmother's bakery, she doesn't know if she can trust her good fortune or not. But the chance to be with her sisters and get away from the heartache and pain she's faced day in and day out is a chance she's going to take. With Layla's new life, come new friendships, including Michael Bender, a single dad. She doesn't trust men but Michael's little girl grabs her by the heart and won't let go.
Shannon Guymon is an Amazon Bestselling Author of lighthearted and clean romance who according to her many fans, has the ability to paint pictures of her characters so real that readers would know them if they saw them walking down the street.

Blog This by Cami Checketts
Devastated by the loss of her brother, Natasha Senecot exposes the dangers of Matthew Chrysler's violent video games, bankrupting and humiliating him. Chrysler sends a hit man after her. In a race against time, can Natasha expose Chrysler before his assassin murders her family and shatters her world?
Bestselling author Cami Checketts has been touted as, "A genius! She writes about topics that aren't widely discussed, and she does such a brilliant job of crafting these things into wonderful stories that touch your heart and remain with you for days afterwards."






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Resisting Atlantis by Jamie Canosa

What if everything you think you know . . . is wrong?

Cora is your average college freshman. Battling the evils of boring classes and noisy dorms, her greatest concern is how to attract the attention of the drool-worthy, party-god next door.

That is, until Kaden comes barging into her life, insisting everything she knows is false. The family and friends she grew up with don’t exist. Her entire past a carefully-crafted fabrication, created to replace the truth.

Her name isn’t Cora, it’s Cameron. And she isn’t from New York. She hails from Atlantis. Yeah, that Atlantis. Oh yeah, and she’s psychic. 

Crazy, right?

Except, tall, dark, and out-of-his-ever-loving-mind doesn’t come alone. Trouble follows, thrusting Cameron back into a world she can’t remember and a life she must reclaim if they’re going to make it out alive.

But there’s someone out there who doesn’t want her to remember.

My Thoughts

Resisting Atlantis is a fantastically fun ride, from the cool, snarky heroine (my favorite kind) to the drool-worthy hero. Jamie Canosa once again gives us unforgettable, amazing, courageous, fun, amusing, sexy characters and a story you'll be thinking about long past the last page, with a writing style that I adore.

Cora is just happily trucking through life as a college student who keeps to herself, and gets her homework done on time. One day, a stranger shows up in her room, telling her that not only is her name Cameron, but that her life is a lie. She’s really from Atlantis (yup, the one you’re thinking of) and while she might think he’s crazy, it isn’t long until she finds out she’s right. Now she’s thrust into the middle of a war she doesn’t remember, with people who are now strangers though they claim to know her, and into the role of a leader in spite of the fact that she can’t imagine it of herself. I love the uniqueness of this storyline. I mean, Atlantis! Cool idea.

I’m a huge fan of Jamie’s work, her Dissidence series being one of my all-time favorites. My favorite vampire story happens to not star a certain sparkly vampire, but is Our Own Worst Enemies, also by Jamie. So when you have an author who you love so much, it almost becomes worrisome that you might not love their further works as much. With Jamie, I has as of yet to not completely adore everything she’s written. I’ll be honest, Resisting Atlantis is neck-and-neck with Dissidence now for favorite heroine and hero.


I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well told story, no matter your age. I can't wait for the sequel! 

You can get your copy of Resisting Atlantis right now at Amazon

If you want to read the amazing Dissidence, you can also get that at Amazon.

You can also win a copy by entering on the Rafflecopter below.


About the Author:

Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA/NA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Upstate NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird, and the rabbit.

Find Jamie at her blog, on Facebook, and on Goodreads.

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