Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal == Parallel Triangles

Introducing Parallel Triangles

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Title: Parallel Triangles
Release date: April 28th 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Formats: Paper, e-book
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20656543-parallel-triangles

Parallel Triangles

How does a cruise change your life?
By sailing through the Bermuda Triangle.
Carly Carmichael has one goal in life–to perform on Broadway. She refuses to have a Plan B because she’s never needed one–until now. When Carly’s parents send her on a cruise as a graduation present, she takes her best friend and their boyfriends along with her. Once the ship sails into the Bermuda Triangle, Carly finds herself unable to sing or walk, much less preform. And things just go downhill from there. Hoping for help from the ship’s doctor, she ends up with more questions than answers about the mystery behind the Bermuda Triangle and why her life is now unrecognizable. If Carly can’t get her real life back on track, she may end up spending the next sixty years trapped in a life the Triangle chooses for her.

Author Bio:

Kimberly Ann Miller received Bachelor’s degrees from Georgian Court University and Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She’s an avid reader and particularly enjoys true crime and young adult novels. She grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in Monmouth County with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel to sunny islands where she snorkels by day and stargazes by night. She always takes her Nook.

Prequel Short Stories!

THE DUST CHRONICLES ORIGINS — now available! This short anthology contains two short stories, which are loose prequels to my The Dust Chronicles series. And are my first foray into the world of self publishing. :)

One of the stories “Valley of Dust” is brand new, and the other “Out of the Ashes” was previously published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson as part of an educational anthology for high school English classes.

THE DUST CHRONICLES ORIGINS is available for kindle only at the moment. But if you don’t have a kindle e-reader, free kindle apps are available for almost all computers, tablets and phones. Or… you can enter to win a Kindle Paperwhite! (More on that in a moment.)

Here is the cover for THE DUST CHRONICLES ORIGINS and links to buy in Canada, US, and the UK. The stories should also be available on most Amazon stores worldwide. Let me know if you can’t find it on yours.

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Order from: Amazon.com  Amazon.ca  Amazon.co.uk

 

And I’m running a new giveaway!!! My publisher is kindly providing three customized kindle paperwhite to thank my awesome readers for supporting the series and I’m giving away one each month this summer. Enter the July giveaway now! Tell your friends!

Oh, and as always, if you’ve read any of my books, authors love to get honest reviews, especially on Amazon and Goodreads. (Reader reviews really do matter.)

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Cover Reveal!

Glory Cover and Giveaways!

I’m super excited to reveal the cover for GLORY, which is hitting the shelves on June 10, 2014.  You can pre-order, and see more details here:  GLORY

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There will be new looks for DEVIANTS and COMPLIANCE soon, too!

 

GIVEAWAYS

And I wanted to make sure everyone knows about a couple of GIVEAWAYS happening now!

DEVIANTS giveaway hosted by Live To Read

COMPLIANCE giveaway hosted by Live to Read

And a COMPLIANCE giveaway hosted by the wonderful Christina Farley whose debut YA fantasy GILDED just came out!

Sara Hantz Cover Reveal!

Today I’m revealing not one, but two covers for upcoming books by Sara Hantz. Sara’s been an on-line writer pal since — since forever — and I’m thrilled that she’s got two new books coming out!

In the Blood releases November 5 and Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? releases May 6, 2014.

In the Blood

For seventeen years Jed Franklin’s life was normal. Then his father was charged with the abuse and murder of four young boys and normal became a nightmare.

His mom’s practically a walking zombie, he’s lost most of his friends, and the press camps out on his lawn. The only things that keep him sane are his little sis; his best friend and dream girl, Summer; and the alcohol he stashes in his room. But after Jed wakes up from a total blackout to discover a local kid has gone missing—a kid he was last seen talking to—he’s forced to face his greatest fear: that he could somehow be responsible.

In a life that’s spiraled out of control, Jed must decide if he chooses his own destiny with Summer by his side or if the violent urges that plagued his father are truly in the blood…

Excerpt

Chapter One

Pedophile: Noun

An adult who is sexually attracted to children.

Scum.

Sleazeball.

Creep.

Loser.

Lowlife.

Asswipe.

Dad.

Chapter Two

Benjamin Franklin. My Dad.

Not that Benjamin Franklin.

That Benjamin Franklin.

Pedophile and murderer.

Freaked out?

Did you even know a bastard like that could lead a regular life?

With a wife and two children. A son and a daughter. No, nor did we. Until it was too late.

Too fucking late.

The numbing shock when he was arrested. The disbelief. The conviction that the police had gotten it wrong. Way wrong. Even in the face of damning evidence, we knew that the truth would come out. That the evidence got switched. That there was a cover up, or something.

Something.

Then the police found locks of hair belonging to each of those dead boys, so well hidden in the little trinket box my dad’s mom gave him on her deathbed.

Then we knew. Really knew.

And that’s when our lives changed.

Forever.

Add In the Blood to your Goodreads shelf.

Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?

Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.

Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi’s completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one.

But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?

Excerpt

“Abi, for God’s sake, concentrate,” Zak shouts. “Fairies don’t look like elephants when they fly. Legs together, arms graceful, and glide. Please.”

My cheeks are crimson and I want to die. I know he’s the director and has the right to holler, but doesn’t he understand that the louder he is the worse I am? We must have gone over this move fifty times and I still can’t get it. And I know, without even looking, the other guys have lost it with me. It’s easy for them but I’m a kick-boxer, not a freakin’ acrobat.

And now Zak’s saying something to one of the crew. Let’s all guess what it is: get rid of the silly girl. We couldn’t get anyone more incompetent if we tried. In fact a monkey could do better.

Well, he’s right, a monkey could do better. Then again, a monkey wouldn’t need to wear a harness that cuts badly into its thighs so it can fly across the room. We’re doing wire work, the one thing I was looking forward to. Ha. What a laugh that is.

At least we’re not filming yet. This is just the rehearsal or, as they say, ‘prepping’. We’re in one of the studios that’s full of equipment with pulleys and wires. I’ve no idea how it all works, except that it keeps me up in the air. I thought we’d be doing this outside but it seems they film wire work stuff indoors against a big screen, and then edit to make it look like it’s outside by dropping in a background. As Mom would say: “the wonders of modern science”.

What I’m doing is really basic stuff, nothing like the things they did on the Matrix. Which it wouldn’t be, obviously. I remember reading that those actors had months and months of kung fu training even though most of the stunts were done by stunt men.

Right. This is it. I’m going to really concentrate. I will not be beaten. I can do this. It’s not hard.

I’m a graceful fairy, 

I’m a graceful fairy, 

I’m a graceful fairy. 

“Ready,” I call, for the first time feeling confident of success.

The technician holds up his thumb so I know we’re about to go. I take a deep breath, point my toes, bring my legs together and hold out my arms at a forty-five degree angle. So far, so good. I swallow hard as I begin to move.

Yay, I’m doing it. I’m actually doing it. Please let Zak say it’s ok. 

“Hu-fucking-ray,” booms Zak’s voice. “At last, she’s got it.”

I’ve done it. I’ve actually done it. I can do wirework. And even Zak’s sarcastic tone can’t spoil it.

A loud crash, sounding like someone slamming the door, gives me a start and I jerk backwards. My legs splay and I lose all control of my body, until suddenly I’m hanging upside down.

This so isn’t happening to me. My hair flops into my eyes and my arms dangle in mid-air. And let’s not even think about how shallow my breathing is.

Crap.

After what seems like an eternity (which is probably only a few seconds) someone starts a slow handclap. And here’s me thinking it couldn’t get any worse.

I figure it’s Zak and wait for everyone to join in. Except they don’t.

The silence is deafening. Until…

“Look at that crazy bitch. You’re surely not expecting her to be my double.”

Tilly Winters in the flesh. And none too happy to see me!

Add Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up to your Goodreads shelf.

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About Sara

Sara Hantz originally comes from the UK and is one of four children, having three younger brothers. Although she was an avid reader from a very early age, she didn’t get the writing bug until much later in life, though English was always one of her stronger subjects. She’s an avid sun chaser and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She writes young adult fiction and her debut book The Second Virginity of Suzy Green was published by Flux Books and made the prestigious list ‘New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age’. Sara has a PhD in Education and lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family hospitality business. She has two grown-up children and w hen not writing, working or online with her friends, she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV – in fact if TV watching was an Olympic sport she’d win gold.

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Giveaway

In celebration of the reveals, Sara is giving away a $50 Amazon giftcard! Use the rafflecopter below to enter.

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COMPLIANCE cover reveal giveaway!

To celebrate my cover reveal, I’m giving away 2 copies of DEVIANTS. Signed if you live in North America, unsigned if you don’t. (Sorry… often mailing a book overseas costs $35-$40 and I just can’t afford that. But I will send it to you from The Book Depository.)

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I’m starting to get excited about this release… I can’t believe it’s May already!!!

Oh! And the Spanish version of DEVIANTS (LOS INDESEABLES) was recommended on what my publishers in Spain tell me is the most important cultural TV show in Spain! They made it sound like this was the US equivalent of being featured on Entertainment Tonight, or something. So, Yippee!

Here is the video. My book’s mentioned at about minute 20:50 and it’s easy to scroll ahead.

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And if you’d like to pre-order COMPLIANCE, here’s some linkage.

Pre-order Compliance here:

Compliance Cover Reveal!!

I’m happy to reveal the cover for COMPLIANCE coming out June 4, 2013.
I’ll be running a contest next week to celebrate, and have some news about signings and events, so check back!
I think the cover captures the idea of the book really well. And I think the red on navy color scheme is very “now”.  At least I keep seeing the color scheme everywhere.
Pre-order Compliance here:
And here is the cover for the Spanish version of DEVIANTS, aka LOS INDESEABLES.
I have to say, I kind of love this cover. The back is cool too. 
You can order the Spanish version here: (sorry, I don’t know any other Spanish retailers)

Cover Reveal for Conjure

Check out the gorgeous cover for Lea Nolan’s book, CONJURE.

CONJURE: Be careful what you search for…

Emma Guthrie expects this summer to be like any other in the South Carolina Lowcountry–hot and steamy with plenty of beach time alongside her best friend and secret crush, Cooper Beaumont, and Emma’s ever-present twin brother, Jack. But then a mysterious eighteenth-century message in a bottle surfaces, revealing a hidden pirate bounty. Lured by the adventure, the trio discovers the treasure and unwittingly unleashes an ancient Gullah curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching sixteenth birthday.

When a strange girl appears, bent on revenge; demon dogs become a threat; and Jack turns into a walking skeleton; Emma has no choice but to learn hoodoo magic to undo the hex, all before summer—and her friends–are lost forever.

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For more about Lea and CONJURE:

CONJURE on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13425130-conjure
Lea’s website: http://www.leanolan.com/
Lea on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lea_Nolan 

DEVIANTS Cover Art

The snip tease is over! I can finally reveal the cover for DEVIANTS, Book One in The Dust Chronicles.

Kelley Armstrong, #1 NYT Bestselling author of the Darkest Powers Series, says:

“A deliciously dark, harrowing world, brightened by dazzling characters and sparkling prose.”

I say:

“I’m so thrilled this book is coming out in October! Can’t wait! And, um, it’s up for pre-order. Just saying.”

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To make sure you get your copy first (and to make me very happy) you can pre-order it at:

(It’s not up at Chapters/Indigo or IndieBound yet. I’ll post links when it is.)

And here are some links where you can find/follow/like me (because I know you can’t get enough of me)….

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Big week!

First, I’m interviewing friend and multi-talented author Diana Peterfreund tomorrow at Get Lost In a Story. My copy of For Darkness Shows the Stars arrived in the mail on Friday and I can’t wait to dig in!!!  I’ll post some of the interview here, too. :)

Second, my critique partner and best buddy, Molly O’Keefe’s first single title contemporary romance will be released on Tuesday! Can’t Buy Me Love is a fabulous book. Funny, sexy, heartbreaking and, yes, serious. Molly’s ability to create characters who seem real (versus romance land perfect) never ceases to amaze me.

Also on Tuesday, another critique partner, Joanne Levy’s first middle grade novel releases!  Small Medium at Large is also  fabulous and funny. I read a previous version of this book and can’t wait to read the final product!

And then finally… I’m finally, on Thursday, going to release the cover for DEVIANTS!!!

Here’s a tiny sneak peek.

Stay tuned. :)