Friday, August 1, 2014

Finding Keepers is here!

It's time to celebrate! Finding Keepers is here!



Finding Keepers by Kristi Strong
Cover art by Donna, Sharp Designs

     Starting a new life is never easy, but Alyssa Doe has turned it into an art form. Abandoned by her parents at age ten, six years in foster care has taught Alyssa how to get through life the hard way. Now sixteen and growing desperate for a stable life, Alyssa finds herself puzzled by her newest keeper, twenty-five year old Jessica Sona. A feisty woman who won't accept no for an answer, Jessica’s insistence on safety, family, and unconditional love begin to break down Alyssa’s walls and bring her hope, a dangerous emotion.
     Can such a thing as family and love exist for a girl whose birth name is Doe, or will Alyssa be forever left finding keepers?


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About the author

Fixing broken computers, wrangling a very spirited little toddler, and creating new fantasy worlds are all parts of the average day for Kristi Strong. While she has called Virginia her home for two decades, her head has rested in two countries, three states, and far too many houses to count. She was more than happy to give up her nomadic lifestyle and settle down with her husband, daughter, cat and chinchilla.


Kristi currently has three published books in the fantasy genre. These books can be read as stand-alone novels, but the experience is enhanced if you read them in order.

Monday, July 28, 2014

After Star Release!





After Star Release and Giveaway

YA Paranormal Romance
by Ashley Lavering

Will Tayla and James find their happily-ever-after?
Find out now!

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Grab your copy today!



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Don’t miss “Fallen Star” a Curse of the Beast Song!!

After Star is book three in the Curse of the Beast Series by Ashley Lavering:
A Choice was Made
The Curse was Broken
Yet the Wolf Remains

Tayla’s life changed forever the day she became a werewolf in James’ pack (aka Beast). Now they must flee their Wyoming home to escape the increasing wolf hunts caused by Kyle. With James, her alpha and intended mate, she finds refuge in the remote area of Crouch, Idaho.
Now that she's settled in to her new home with the man of her dreams by her side, Tayla wonders if she’s finally found some peace, but it doesn't take long for enemies to find her. They taunt her with secrets from James’ past, and revenge stalks the pack at every turn.

When James is severely wounded with an unknown poison, it is up to Tayla and her best friend, Chel, to solve the mystery of the poison’s origin and find a cure. Will they be strong enough to handle the truth they discover and defeat their enemies? Or will time run out and werewolves die?


(A clean Young Adult Paranormal Romance) 

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After Star Except:

The house smelled like I’d just walked into a Tuscan Villa. Roasted tomatoes and pasta with… I inhaled again, saut√©ed portabella mushrooms, yum. My stomach rumbled. James bent over to get two plates heaped with yumminess out of the oven. The sight of him in his cream colored apron and those tight Wrangler jeans made it a toss-up as to what I was hungrier for, him or the pasta. He set the plates on the stove top, and I closed the distance between us. I threw my arms around his neck and kissed his throat. “I am so in love with you right now.”

His arms squeezed me closer. “Hmm, are you sure it isn’t the food talking?”

I laughed. “It might’ve added more to your charm tonight than usual.”

“That hungry, huh?” The silver streaks in his eyes conveyed his double meaning, leaving me at a loss for words as my stomach fluttered, and I blushed.

“Eww you guys. Get a room,” Erika said, pushing us playfully out of her way. “So does the teacher get any dinner? I worked hard, too, so stop ogling each other, and feed me.” She grinned.

We chuckled, and he handed her a plate. She sat at the table and dug in. My stomach twisted in hunger as I watched her. That blending-in-with-nature exercise was energy zapping work. I hadn’t been this hungry in a while.
James stroked my cheek. “You better eat, too. Sounds like progress was made, and it carved a hole in both of your stomachs.” The hopefulness in his voice made me glad I hadn’t failed today’s lesson.

“I did have a little success.” I teased him with my vagueness. Smiling sweetly at him, I grabbed my plate and joined Erika, who was smirking behind her glass of water.

“Out with it you two.” James sat next to us. “From the way you both are grinning, and the fact that you are hours late tells me something big happened.”

“Go ahead,” I said to Erika, who was bursting to share the news.

“Tayla, blended with a fir tree! She did such a great job, I had to coach her back to her human rhythm.” Erika plopped a forkful of pasta between her lips, her eyes glowing with pride.

James’ mouth fell open. “No?”

Erika’s smile grew, and she swallowed. “I am so glad you found her and brought her into the pack, James. I will finally have someone to teach all my secrets to.”

My lips stretched into a full blown smile. “James, did you hear that! We can train together. This is going to be fun!”

Erika threw James a sarcastic smile, and they both looked at me with amusement. “What? I am just excited.” Finally, I was good at something werewolf.

“We aren’t laughing at you, Tayla. I was just teasing James. You see he has talent, but nothing like the raw skill you possess to master it like I have,” Erika said.

“I have never fully melded my rhythm with anything. I am excellent at mimicking, but could never understand the depth Erika always spoke of. It is truly an amazing gift you have, Tayla.” He touched my knee and looked at me with such admiration that I blushed.

“Really, it was Erika. I couldn’t have done it without her guiding me. I’m not really even sure I can do it again.”

“Oh, she’ll do it again.” Erika winked at me. “She’s experienced the high and is now addicted. I don’t know, James, you might lose her to the forest.”

“Then I’ll just have to entertain her better.” He gave me a wicked grin.

“You’re in a mood,” I whispered, needing to fan my flushed cheeks and settle my fiery nerves.


About Ashley Lavering: 


In addition to being a mother and wife, I teach at a charter school and enjoy scuba diving. I love to be adventurous and try new and exciting things. Some of the things I have done are sky diving, glacier hiking, cave spelunking, and kayaking on the ocean. I want to experience the world, but will never be able to see it all, so I write. It is like the world is at my figure tips when I open a word document and delve into another story. Oh, the places you'll go as Dr. Seuss says.

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Check out Ashley’s first two books in this compelling Young Adult paranormal romance series and retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a werewolf twist.

Book One

Curse of the Beast
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Book Two

Star Cursed

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7/21: Hayley Reviews
7/22: Shannan's World of Books & Hope To Read & Deausha And Kittys YA Book Blog  & Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader
7/23: BookGroupies & CDyess Writes & Laura Howard
7/24: Lady Amber's Reviews & TB Recommendations
7/25: Beckstar Reviews
7/26: Sweet Treat Reading Reviews & Midnight Musings with Bertena
7/27: Angee's After Thoughts & I Feel The Need, The Need To Read
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7/29: Paperback Cowgirl & A Book Addict's Delight & That Bite's Book Talk Reviews
7/30: Bella Harte Books & Word to Dreams
7/31: Sizzling Hot YA Books & Author Sandra Love
8/1: Bookoholic Anom & Ashley's Bookshelf
8/2: Book Infatuation & Reading Bliss
8/3: Cathrine Garnell's Blog & Ever and Ever Sight

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Finding Keepers Release!

It's time to celebrate! Finding Keepers is almost here!



Finding Keepers by Kristi Strong
Cover art by Donna, Sharp Designs

     Starting a new life is never easy, but Alyssa Doe has turned it into an art form. Abandoned by her parents at age twelve, four years in foster care has taught Alyssa how to get through life the hard way. Now sixteen and growing desperate for a stable life, Alyssa finds herself puzzled by her newest keeper, twenty-five year old Jessica Sona. A feisty woman who does not accept no for an answer, Jessica’s insistence on safety, family, and unconditional love begin to break down Alyssa’s walls and bring her hope, a dangerous emotion.
     Can such a thing as family and love exist for a girl whose birth name is Doe, or will Alyssa be forever left finding keepers?

I am so excited to be bringing you my first YA novel that I am throwing a bit of a party! Don't miss out on the Finding Keepers Release Party, 1pm to 8pm on Friday August 1st on Facebook! 


Want a sneak peak at the prizes? Here you go! 

AND for even more prize fun, check out the Rafflecopter below, and enter to win a signed copy of both Finding Keepers, and The Lady of Steinbrekka





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