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Monday, September 15, 2014

Cover Reveal: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Holy cow, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for Jennifer L. Armentrout's WICKED! WICKED is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy. It is being released on December 8th, 2014. So make sure you pre-order it today!


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 Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected publication: December 8th 2014

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WICKED Synopsis: 
 Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.  

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About The Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

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 # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! 
*fangirl squeals* I am SO excited about this new series! Wicked sounds amazingly awesome! I SO heart Jennifer L. Armentrout! Her book White Hot Kiss was my favorite book thus far in 2014. Are you all as excited as I am? What do you think of the cover?


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Book Spotlight: Frostbitten by Heather Beck + Giveaway!

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Title: Frostbitten
Author: Heather Beck
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance (Werewolf)
Length: 296 pages
Publisher: Enchanted Publishing
Purchase at: Amazon

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Great beauty hides dark secrets...

Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Lockhart has never led an easy life, but when she starts getting into serious trouble, she’s sent to live with her grandparents in Cedar Falls. The small, picturesque town hasn’t changed since she visited four years ago, with one exception – the presence of a handsome, mysterious boy named Frost. Despite warnings from her grandparents and friends to stay away from Frost, Anastasia can’t deny their attraction, and the more time they spend together, the deeper in love they fall. Unfortunately, Frost has a secret that is beyond Anastasia’s wildest imagination, and she soon finds herself in the midst of a supernatural legend that has haunted Cedar Falls for years.

Can Anastasia and Frost’s love really overcome anything, or are their fates much darker?



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About The Author: Heather Beck

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Heather Beck is a Canadian Author and Screenwriter who began writing professionally at the age of sixteen. Her first book was published when she was only nineteen years old. Since then she has written eleven well-reviewed books which have sold in six continents.
 

Heather received an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from university where she specialized in English and studied an array of disciplines. Currently, she is working on two young adult novels and has three middle grade anthologies slated for publication. As a screenwriter, Heather has multiple television shows and movies in development. Her short films include Young Eyes, The Rarity, Too Sensible For Love, and Circular.
 

Besides writing, Heather’s greatest passion is the outdoors. She is an award-winning fisherwoman and a regular hiker. Her hobbies include swimming, playing badminton and volunteering with non-profit organizations.



Heather has offered to giveaway a ebook copy of Frostbitten (any format) to one lucky Bittersweet Enchantment reader. To enter please use the rafflecopter form below.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Truth: Diary of a Gusty Tween by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein



Hello everyone! 
Today I am super excited to share with my readers all about a really great novel, called THE TRUTH: DIARY OF A GUTSY TWEEN. The author of the book, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has written a fabulous guest post about Selfies. hehe 
There will also be a giveaway below for a chance to win print copies of the book. :)
Enjoy!





Title: The Truth: Diary of a Gusty Tween
Author: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Published: July 1st 2014 by Sky Pony Press
Hardcover, 176 pages
Source: Print ARC via Publisher
Reading Level: Middle Grade (8-12 years)


Growing up is tough. Adults don’t always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?

In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.
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Selfies Play an Important Part in Tween's Lives, Including The Girl in The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Let's look back in time a bit, before selfies existed. 1999: Angie, age 11 is out with her family sightseeing in Manhattan.  Dad has the camera draped around his neck and is 'in charge' of the photos.  As they walk around Times Square and go up to the top of the Empire State Building, dad takes a ton of pictures, some with the family, some of the sights.  Occasionally mom, Angie or Tony request a certain shot and dad complies.  At the top of the Empire State Building Angie's dad asks a stranger to take a couple of pictures of the family.  Dad reminds everyone to hold still and say 'cheese'.  No one goofs around in these pictures. When they get home dad finishes the last roll of film with one picture of Teddy, the dog, and next day mom drops the rolls of film at the local drug store to be developed. Angie has little say in any of the picture taking.

Now let's look at today: 2014: Heather, age 12 is out with her family sightseeing in Manhattan.  Everyone has their phones with them.  As the day passes each member of the family takes whatever pictures they want to.  Mom and Dad take mostly pictures of the sights.  Heather and Scott are busy taking selfies that often show a sight behind them.  Some of Heather's pictures are herself, goofing off or showing off.  Most of these she immediately forwards to her five best friends or respond with remarks and/or selfies of themselves in whatever they are doing.  Toward the end of the day, mom realizes that they have no group picture of themselves.  She clusters them together and holds up her phone, for the family picture, another selfie.  She takes a few, each different.  In one they they are goofing off, in another they are a serious family.
When they get home, Duffy the dog is ignored except to be fed and played with.  Mom shares her pictures with her mom and dad via the internet and no one goes to the drug store.

Holding up a phone and taking your own picture is so common now that we don't think twice.How different for tweens today!  Almost everyone has a phone that takes pictures.  So selfies are the easiest way to stay capture the moment, whether it is for the tween herself or to send to a friend. The girl in The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween, is captivated by selfies of herself and her friends.  In her secret, secret diary she writes: 

Dear Diary, I took the most amazing pictures of myself today.  I put on my mother's long earrings, and lots of her make-up.  Then I got out her Chinese robe with the big giant flowers on it and put that on.  Then after I made sure no one was in the house I started taking Selfies of myself.  I posed in the craziest positions.  I lounged on the couch as if I were lying around on a Greek Island in the the 1920's.  Then I made all sorts of faces, some happy, some sad, some excited, some upset and I just kept taking picture after picture.  It was such fun, I felt like I was on some sort of imaginary stage.  I sent a few to Angela and she loved them.  She said that when her parents and brothers leave later she will put on a costume of some sort and send pictures back to me.  

Too soon I had to get out the cold cream and clean off my face and put everything away.  Today was my secret.  Only Angela knows.  And you, Dear Diary.




About The Author: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a positive psychologist and writer. Holstein is the originator of the Enchanted Self® positive psychology method for increasing happiness and has a private practice in New Jersey. She is the author of positive therapy books for adults such as The Enchanted Self, as well as a series of popular fictional diaries for girls.






The wonderful people at Skyhorse Publishing are giving me 3 print copies for a giveaway. How awesome is that? There will be 3 winners and the giveaway is open to US only. 

Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. 


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