Monday, January 19, 2015

New Novel News + GIVEAWAY

So, as promised, something *new* for the blog in 2015! I'm excited to introduce New Novel News. The idea behind this is to give you, my dear readers, a chance to try something new. Or at least hear about it!

Every Monday New Novel News will highlight new novels, blogs/websites, or ideas (or maybe a mixture of all three). I will give the particulars of whatever is being shared and then provide a little insight into the author or creator by having them answer 3 fun questions. My hope is that you'll see their personality and want to see more of their work.

If you're an author or writer and think New Novel News is something you'd like to be a part of, contact me. If you're a reader, then my HOPE is that I'll be able to introduce you to some new and amazing reads and the authors who create them. And don't worry, there will be the occasional giveaway too!

Enjoy!
-Em



Prelude: Prequel to The Lewis Legacy Series 
by JoAnn Durgin

Published December 19, 2014
Purchase: Prelude: Prequel to The Lewis Legacy Series

“Give me a reason to stay, Sam.” Sarah’s eyes glistened in the dim light.

Lowering his head, he prayed for the strength to resist pulling her into his arms, this woman who held his heart. He couldn’t bear the thought of letting her go to Austin. Increasingly, it’s all he could think about and distracted him at work, at home, and even in church. Lifting his chin, with everything in him, Sam fought what he was about to say. “I can’t.”

“I see. My mistake. I thought. . .” Her shoulders heaved and, rising from the swing, she walked quickly to the front door.

“Sarah, wait—”

When she turned back to him, the heartbreak in her features shattered him. Crossing the space between them in seconds. . .
Get to know JoAnn...

If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?
I’d want to be Typo Girl. Able to detect and automatically correct typos (including grammatical errors) as they are made. Protecting authors worldwide from the humiliation of dangling participles and other shame inducing mistakes.

If you were stranded on an island what are three things you couldn’t live without?
-Toothpaste. I can brush with my finger, but I can’t sleep with myself if I don’t brush.
-Popcorn. Trying to figure out how to pop it would kill time until my rescue.
-A book I don’t like. Thinking up ways to rewrite it would keep my brain cells active.

Name one song/artist you’re embarrassed you like.
Donny Osmond. Funny thing how he’s popular again since proving middle-aged white guys can dance. Donny inspired one of the most vivid dreams of my life; we met at summer camp and . . . well, we called it puppy love and kissed under a tree. True story: I served his mother and brother ice cream during my very short-lived career at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor.

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***JoAnn has graciously offered 2 eBook copies of Prelude!!! Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win one of the copies! Winner will be drawn and announced next Monday.***


Buried
by Elizabeth Goddard

Published January 1, 2015
Purchase: Buried (Mountain Cove)
NOWHERE TO HIDE

Fleeing to Alaska is the only option for Leah Marks after witnessing a murder. Afraid for her life, the legal investigator hopes a remote cabin will be a safe shelter. But the killer has tracked her to Mountain Cove. As he chases her into snow-packed Dead Falls Canyon, an avalanche buries them both. Saved by daring search and rescue specialist Cade Warren, Leah longs to tell him the truth. But how can she, without bringing even more danger into Cade's life? Especially when they discover the killer is very much alive and waiting to take them both down.

Mountain Cove: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide.

Get to know Elizabeth...

If you were a superhero, what would be your super power?
Though it sounds kind of boring I think it would be awesome to have the super power of clean! I could instantly clean the house, instantly clean the world of all the clutter and war and ugliness.

What's one chore you hate doing?
I love to cook but hate cleaning up the dishes and the kitchen. So see, I need that super power of clean!

If you could live in a fantasy world, who’s would it be? I’m not sure if it’s fantasy or science fiction, but I’d love to live in Pandora, the world in Avatar because I’d love to ride one of those dragons.

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