DROP DEAD DEMONS Giveaway on Goodreads!

Another Goodreads contest!

This time for an autographed copy of DROP DEAD DEMONS! Enter with the link below.

And remember to enter the Massive Review Contest for lots of cash and prizes! Also, the HEXY NEWSLETTER goes out this weekend so be sure to SIGN UP HERE to receive all the latest Hextraordinary News!

And one more thing,  while INTERVIEW WITH A HEX BOY was already on Amazon, it’s finally listed on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Drop Dead Demons by A&E Kirk

Drop Dead Demons

by A&E Kirk

Giveaway ends October 01, 2014.

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Massive Giveaway! Review Contest for DIVINICUS NEX CHRONICLES Series – Cash Plus Prize Packages!

Hello all our smoldering, hexy fans! How do A&E Kirk show how much we appreciate you taking the time to review our books?

By throwing you a massive giveaway!! (Two actually!)


It’s easy and fun to enter. Just use the Rafflecopters forms below. Way below so be sure to get the to bottom. This is a long post because we want to give you some explanation so you are clear on how this works…

More Reviews Equal More Prizes, Cash, and Winners!

The more reviews we get on Amazon for the Divinicus Nex Chronicles books, the more prizes and winners we add to the contests. A certain number of reviews unlocks certain prizes. Some of the prizes include the Divinicus Nex Book 3 dedicated to you personally, as well as a winner gets to name a character in Divinicus Nex Book 3,  Skype calls with A&E Kirk, love letters from the Hex Boys, and much more. The complete list for each review contest is down below.

We’re going to start out with a $50 Amazon gift card. BUT, for every 25 new reviews we get, we’ll add in $5 more. Until we hit 200 reviews at which point we add $10 more for every 25 new reviews!

Every 25 new reviews also unlocks new prizes for you and adds the number of winners! At the end, 1st place will get a huge chunk of the cash and gets to pick whatever 3 prizes they want. 2nd place gets a slightly smaller cut of the cash, and gets second pick of whatever 2 prizes they want. 3rd place gets a cut of the cash and third pick of whatever 2 prizes they want. 4th place gets to choose one prize. Then 5th place gets to choose one prize, then 6th place gets to choose one prize– you get the idea. How many winners we have depends entirely on how many reviews there are.

THE MORE PEOPLE WHO ENTER AND PROVIDE REVIEWS, THE MORE PRIZES, CASH AND WINNERS – AND THEREFORE THE MORE CHANCES TO WIN! FOR EVERYONE! 

So all you need to do to enter for your chance to win is:

1.) WRITE THE REVIEWS – Then post each written review for DEMONS AT DEADNIGHT and/or DROP DEAD DEMONS.  Reviews don’t have to be long – there is no word count requirement for this contest, but the review does have to be something written. It can’t be only a Star Rating. This contest is for reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and it can be the same review on each site. So if you’ve already written one for one site, just copy and paste it on the other for the additional points.

SPECIAL NOTE 1: You get entry points for both Amazon.com reviews and Goodreads, but the number of reviews we count to determine the escalating amount of cash and prizes are the number of AMAZON REVIEWS ONLY.

SPECIAL NOTE 2: The only mandatory entry for each giveaway is at least one review on either Amazon or Goodreads, however, to get more entries (which increases your chances of winning the awesome prizes), you can put the same review on both Amazon and Goodreads. So go ahead and cut and paste!

2.) ENTER THE CONTEST – Copy and Paste the URL link to your review into the corresponding Rafflecopter entry at the bottom of this post. – Remember, there are TWO contests, one for reviews for each book, and a Rafflecopter entry form for each, don’t miss out! Enter them both!

3.) Tell every Hex Boy fan you know to do the same and you can get one bonus entry (up to 10 entries)  for each person you contact who also enters!   You will find this entry on the Rafflecopter form below.

4.) Earn additional points by posting and linking a review on Amazon for INTERVIEW WITH A HEX BOY. It’s the hilarious collection of character interviews the Hex Boys did with some fabulous bloggers. The Amazon page for INTERVIEW WITH A HEX BOY is HERE.

5.) Tweet about the Giveaway.

6.) Jump up and down screaming when we announce all you fabulous winners at the end!

 

 

PRIZE LIST FOR Demons at Deadnight

AMAZON  /   GOODREADS

Starting with                                $50 Amazon gift card

75 reviews unlocks                  signed Divinicus Nex Chronicles 1 or 2 (+$5)

100 reviews unlocks                Divinicus Nex jewelry and Gloria’s feather hairclip (+$5)

125 reviews unlocks                Love letter from a Hex Boy and a poster of Hex Boys (+$5)

150 reviews unlocks                Name a character in Divinicus Nex Chronicles 3 (+$5)

175 reviews unlocks                Divinicus Nex jewelry set (+$5)

200 reviews unlocks                Skype with A&E Kirk (or we’ll take you to lunch if you’re in Los Angeles!) (+$10)

225 reviews unlocks                Divinicus Nex t-shirt and Bubbles (+$10)

250 reviews unlocks                Love letter from a Hex Boy and a signed Divinicus Nex Chronicles 1 or 2 (+$10)

275 reviews unlocks                Hex Boy Heaven Pillow case (+$10)

300 reviews unlocks                A&E dedicate DN 3 to you! And another Skype call (or lunch in L.A.) (+$10)

325 reviews unlocks                Divinicus Nex apron or tote bag (you decide which you’d like) (+$10)

350 reviews unlocks                Signed canvas of a Divinicus Nex Chronicles cover of your Choosing (+$10)

375 reviews unlocks                Love letter from a Hex Boy and signed books 1 and 2 (+$10)

400 reviews unlocks                A&E Kirk dedicate DN 3 to you too! Another Skype call (or lunch in L.A.).

 And a Divinicus Nex or Hex Boy laptop or cell phone skin! (+$10)

 Goodness, if we get more reviews than that, we’ll…figure something out for you!

 

PRIZE LIST FOR Drop Dead Demons

AMAZON     /     GOODREADS

Starting with                                $50 Amazon gift card

50 reviews unlocks                  signed Divinicus Nex Chronicles 1 or 2 (+$5)

75 reviews unlocks                  Divinicus Nex jewlery & Gloria’s feather hairclip (+$5)

100 reviews unlocks                Love letter from a Hex Boy and a poster of Hex Boys or a Divinicus Nex cover (+$5)

125 reviews unlocks                Name a character in Divinicus Nex Chronicles 3(+$5)

150 reviews unlocks                Divnicus Nex jewelry set (+$5)

175 reviews unlocks                Skype with A&E Kirk (or we’ll take you to lunch if you’re in Southern California!) (+$5)

200 reviews unlocks                Divinicus Nex t-shirt and Bubbles (+$10)

225 reviews unlocks                Love letter from a Hex Boy and a signed Divinicus Nex Chronicles 1 or 2 (+$10)

250 reviews unlocks                Hex Boy Heaven Pillow case (+$10)

275 reviews unlocks                A&E dedicate DN 3 to you! And another Skype call (or lunch) (+$10)

300 reviews unlocks                Divinicus Nex apron or tote bag (you decide which you’d like) (+$10)

325 reviews unlocks                signed canvas of a Divinicus Nex Chronicles cover of your Choosing (+$10)

350 reviews unlocks                Love letter from a Hex Boy and signed books 1 and 2 (+$10)

375 reviews unlocks                A&E Kirk dedicate DN 3 to you too! Another Skype call (or lunch in L.A.).

    And a Divinicus Nex or Hex Boy laptop or cell phone skin! (+$10)

 OTHER NOTES:

Contest is International! Authors are not responsible for ANY errors/lost packages due to shipping. 

Ends 10/31/2014, 11:59 PST, however we reserve the right to end nor extend this contest at our discretion any time prior to or after 10/31/14.

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  REMEMBER:  The more people who enter and provide reviews, the more prizes and cash and more chances to win! And the more WINNERS there are!

We think we have everything covered but f you have any questions just put them in the comments.

Now, go forth! Share and tweet and shout it from the rooftops! We want tons of winners! 

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Updates: Writing, Giveaways, Books, and Fan Art

Quick announcements! 

~ Been writing so are backlogged on answering emails and FB posts/comments. Please be patient, we will get back to you!

~ Writing is going well – minimum of 2500 words each day for each of us – one day one of us made 4200! Shooting for first draft finished by end of the month.ONLY first draft. Never know how many it takes.

Interview with a Hex Boy cover Smashwords (1)  ~ INTERVIEW WITH A HEX BOY still not free on Amazon BUT you guys are buying it – thank you! – SO we’re donating proceeds we receive for it to First Book a charity which promotes children’s literacy!

~Have been organizing a MASSIVE giveaway which we will announce today or tomorrow – stay tuned!

~ Here’s more Fan Art Eye Candy from Isabelle Crusoe as she imagines Blake. Another hot one, right? She has a gift! Funny enough, the football will have meaning later on. Isabelle, you devil you! And you guys can check our more Fan Art on the A&E Kirk Facebook Page!

Blake as imagined by Isabelle Crusoe

 

 

Sunset Rising by S. McEachern only 99 Cents plus $50 Giveaway

sunset rising Sunset Rising by S.M McEachern

February 2024: Desperate to find refuge from the nuclear storm, a group of civilians discover a secret government bio-dome. Greeted by a hail of bullets and told to turn back, the frantic refugees stand their ground and are grudgingly permitted entry. But the price of admission is high.

 

283 years later… Life as a slave in the Pit had never been easy, but for seventeen-year-old Sunny O’Donnell it was quickly careening out of control. Her mother was killed in the annual spring Cull, leaving her alone with a father who decided to give up on life. It’s not that she blamed him for grieving, but if they didn’t earn enough credits to keep their place inside the Pit, they would be kicked out into a world still teeming with radiation. That left her to earn the credits for both of them. It didn’t help that her boyfriend, Reyes Crowe, was pressuring her to get married and abandon her father.

 

Sunny didn’t think life could get any worse, until she was forced upstairs to the Dome to serve and entertain the elite at a bachelor party. That’s where she met Leisel Holt, the president’s daughter, and her fiancé, Jack Kenner. Now Sunny and Jack Kenner are wanted for treason. If they catch them, they’ll be executed.

 

She thought Leisel’s betrayal was the end…but it turns out it was just the beginning.

Sunset Rising is Book One of a series.

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Sunset Rising will be just .99 cents

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 Praise for “Sunset Rising”

“Sunset Rising is thrilling; there is no better word for it. Romance, intrigue and action all come together beautifully here to create an experience that will leave anyone asking for more.” – Molly Burkemper for Readers Favorite

“Sorry to all the Hunger Games fans but Sunset Rising surpasses my expectation. Sunset Rising is a rollercoaster ride with a terrifying drop at the end. A beautiful love story filled with danger and horror.

The Greatest Book I’ve Ever Read.” – Selena Liaw, reviewer for Books and Sweet Epiphany.

“FABULOUS!!! I fricken loved this story! I have to agree with another reviewer who said this is 7 star book not a 5 star ~~seriously it is THAT good! How is this not on every bestseller list yet? Listen to me now, please… if you love Dystopian YA novels ~~~ READ THIS BOOK!” – Paula Fetty King, Goodreads Reviewer.

 

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Excerpt:

I had decided I didn’t want to give up on my plan to help change things. After all the hardship I had brought on my father and Summer, I owed it to them to try to make things right. I didn’t want to fail.

Jack stood up and went into his T’ai Chi stance. I followed. He began the fluid movements and I tried to keep up, but he seemed to be going a lot faster tonight.

“So you want to start stopping people in the hall and ask them if they want to join the rebellion?” Jack asked, his tone light.

“Well, it sounds stupid when you say it like that.”

“Alright, we’re all warmed up now.” Jack faced me in a defensive stance. “Take your best shot.”

“I don’t feel like it anymore.”

“Come on.” He flicked a hand out at me, stopping inches from my face. “Pretend I’m Reyes. You must be mad at him.”

I threw the heel of my hand toward his face, which he blocked easily. I followed with a roundhouse kick at his stomach. He pushed me away.

“That’s weak, Sunny,” he said. “Come on. The other night you just about ripped my head off when you were mad about Summer.”

I had been really mad about Summer. Even the thought of her now in the clutches of that crazy president was making me angry. He had my father, too. My anger snuck out of the place where I thought I’d had it tucked safely away and gripped me again.

I threw a punch as hard as I could at Jack, then another. He blocked them both, but I kept coming at him. First with my right leg followed swiftly by my left. He threw a right punch at me, but I pulled my head back and he missed. I instinctively knew he was going to follow with his left fist, and I ducked. He missed again. He was smiling at me. I came at him to wipe the smile off his face, but he turned, and I missed. He grabbed me from behind.

“I see the boyfriend isn’t the key to getting you mad. Your best friend is,” he whispered in my ear.

I drove my elbow as hard as I could into his stomach. As soon as I made contact, I heard his breath forced out of him. I realized I might have hit him too hard.

“I’m sorry!” I turned around to see if he was okay. He was bent over, holding his stomach. “Jack, are you hurt?”

“I’ll be fine,” he choked out.

I felt a little helpless watching him struggle to get his breath back. He finally straightened up and gently touched a couple of his ribs.

“Nothing broken.” He limped off to sit in a chair. “Maybe I should have told you the first rule of sparring before I started teaching you. You don’t actually hurt your partner.”

“Sorry. I guess I let my frustrations get the better of me.”

“I don’t suppose there’s a hot shower in here?” he asked, even though he must have known the answer.

“No.” I laughed at the thought. “But I can take you to the common bath.”

He got up from the chair. “Take me.”

I found a couple of towels and a bar of soap in a cupboard. “We only have about forty-five minutes left before lights out. We need to be back by then.”

We left the apartment and headed toward the bathroom. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jack changed his mind when he saw where he had to bathe. It wasn’t anything like the private hot shower in his apartment. When we reached the common bath, I was silently relieved to see that the water had been changed recently. It wasn’t bad at all.

“It’s freezing!” Jack exclaimed when he put his hand in the water. “I’m not getting in there.”

“You don’t actually get in. Soak your towel in the water and wash off that way. You can dry with mine. You go first.” I started toward the door.

“Wait. We’re supposed to be married. Isn’t it going to look weird if we’re taking turns in here?”

“I’m not watching you have a bath. I’m only prepared to take the pretend marriage thing so far.”

He gave me a wry look. “We’ll just turn our backs on each other. It will save time, and we can get back before lights out.”

“I don’t know. It seems a little…intimate.” But there was a guard on duty within view of the bathroom, and he might wonder why we were taking turns.

“I promise I won’t peek,” Jack said, but I wasn’t convinced. “Hey, I’m taking a big risk here, too. You know how many girls would love to see the Jack Kenner naked?”

That made me smile. A week ago, that was probably true. “I can’t believe I’m going to do this. Turn around.”

We both turned our backs on each other. I stripped as fast as I could so I wouldn’t have time to change my mind. I heard his clothes drop to the floor. An image of my hands on his naked chest came back to me, and a feeling of excitement began to grow in the pit of my stomach. If I turned around right now we would both be naked and only inches apart. A warm sensation spread through me at the thought, and my chest tightened, making it difficult to breathe. I wanted to banish the thoughts from my mind. I didn’t want to think of Jack in that way.

I dunked one of the towels into the water and scrubbed my arms. The water was freezing and made me shiver, but at least now I could blame my heavy breathing on that. And I was grateful it was helping to douse the heat that seemed to be consuming me. When I was done, I rinsed the towel and stuck it out behind my back to pass it to him.

“That was quick,” he said. I heard the water splashing behind me then Jack sucked his breath in. “Oh my god, it’s cold!”

I dried off, put on my clothes and waited for him to finish and get dressed before I knelt down to wash my hair.

“Not so bad,” Jack said, but I could tell he was lying.

He dipped his head in the water, ran the bar of soap through his hair, and then rinsed. I was still working on my long hair. A lot of coal was coming out, darkening the water and I felt a little guilty considering it had just been changed.

I wrapped the towel around my head to hide my red hair until I could reapply the coal. “We better get back before lights out,” I said.

Jack opened the door for me. “Even though it was freezing, it feels good to be clean,” he said.

“I like the cold. It’s refreshing.” Maybe I would have to have a bath every night if my body was going to continue to respond to Jack like that, I thought.

Back at our apartment, I busied myself hanging up the towels and brushing out my wet hair. I was feeling a little vulnerable without the coal, but knew I would have to wait until my hair dried before I could reapply it. The lights would go out any minute now. I put the brush away and turned around to find Jack flopped in a chair observing me.

“What?” I asked.

“Nothing.” He looked away. But there was something about the way he was looking at me…

“Did you peek?” I asked.

“Sunny,” Jack shook his head, but a smile tugged at the corners of his mouth and his cheeks turned pink. “Of course I peeked. I’m a guy.”

 

 

SM McEachern Author S.M. McEachern

S.M. McEachern (also known as Susan) currently resides in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. With a background in international development and resource management (Dalhousie University), as well as being the wife of a military officer, Susan has had first hand experience in international affairs and policies. She attributes Elizabeth Mann Borgese—daughter of Nobel prize winner, Thomas Mann—as one of the greatest influences on her view of world politics. Susan had the privilege to work and study under Mann Borgese, an author, teacher and political activist for world peace. The first book of a series, Sunset Rising combines Susan’s knowledge of politics and resource management with her love for romance, action and adventure. In March 2014 she published Worlds Collide, the second book in the series. She is currently writing the third book.

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2 signed copies of Sunset Rising (Internationally)

 

Ends 8/28/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an iTunes Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Character Interviews with the Hex Boys for You Soon!

We’re trying to get a free Kindle book up on Amazon that has hilarious character interviews with the Hex Boys on the past blog tour for Demons at Deadnight. It’s free on Smashwords, but on Amazon listed as $2.99. Be patient, they will price match. To speed the process, you can go the the INTERVIEW WITH A HEX BOY product page and underneath Product Details it asks if you want to report a lower price. Click that and use the Smashwords URL to tell them about the free version. The url is: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464858

That may help to get them to discount it to Free sooner.

Book Blast – The Reckoning by Teyla Branton – $50 Giveaway

Always love great books, especially when you can get the first in the series free! You can read an excerpt below. Enjoy!

Reckoning

 

The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Only One Can Survive The Reckoning

Erin Radkey has always known the day would come when she would have to personally confront the Triad leader of the power-hungry Emporium. But she never thought it would be with a snake in her head that feeds on her energy. Or that she’d be in the company of an uncertain ally who might turn on her at any moment.

The stakes are high as new intel uncovers a startling Emporium plot that will catapult the entire world into war. Erin is determined to save not only the mortals but also her friends—even if it means sacrificing herself and her newfound love for Ritter Langton.

Ritter is just as determined to save Erin and prevent what would usher in the most bloody century the world has ever known, but even he might not recognize the person she becomes.

Every day the enemy grows stronger. There will be no second chance.

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Excerpt

 

I started firing. My third man fell and Mari’s second before the group turned in our direction. Two men at the back dropped from Ritter and Stella’s fire, followed by two more. Nine down. They opened fire. The rat-a-tat-tat of their automatic weapons sliced through the stillness of the night. We had to hurry. Mari crouched behind the car, while I went over the top, using Ritter’s speed. He was already there. I landed on one rotund Hunter while bringing my trangue gun down on another. I rolled as I fell. Another turned his gun in my direction, but I was already diving away, the bullets spraying the short grass. Twisting, I came around, my foot out, kicking the gun from his hand. He slammed his fist at me, but I deflected it with my left arm and jabbed my right hand into his gut. He grunted and leaned forward into my next punch. I looked around as he fell, but I already sensed everyone was down.

“Get them into their van,” Stella said. “It won’t be long before someone comes to investigate those shots.” She grabbed a Hunter and started tugging him across the ground.

I sent my thoughts out wider, finding two more life forces slinking in our direction. They were dimmer than the average life forces, which meant they were shielded. Before I could warn the others, Desoto’s two patrolman emerged from the trees only twenty feet away. I caught a glimpse of automatic rifles before a spotlight blinded me.

“Stop,” said a voice I recognized as belonging to the Unbounded who’d found Walker asleep in the security room. “Put down those weapons.”

Unbounded. Both of them, I told the others. Mari, stay behind the car until I tell you.

Ritter, Stella, and I dropped our tranques and raised our hands as the Unbounded moved closer. I could see a red dot on Ritter’s forehead, and as there wasn’t one on Stella’s, I figured another must be on mine. Though the bullets wouldn’t kill us, we’d be out of commission long enough to lose the information we’d obtained unless Stella had already uploaded it to our servers. Worse, we’d be back in Emporium hands.

I’d rather die a true death.

 

Praise for The Reckoning:

 

I just loved the whole Saga! Well-written, completely addictive, keeps you on the edge, wanting to know what comes next! I really think the author should consider a movie or a TV series for the whole four books! For not being a SF fan, I just can say that this was AWESOME!

 

The fourth instalment in the Unbounded series definitely lives up to the action packed books preceding it. I love the strength of Erin’s character, and the novel made for compelling reading.

 

The Unbounded world is a fascinating place to visit! I would recommend this series to anyone, women, men, young adults. Not overly complicated yet the author weaves an amazing tail. I can hardly wait to see what is next for the Unbounded!

 

Book #1 The Change is FREE.

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“Surprising plot twists” -Publishers Weekly

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teyla Author Teyla Rachel Branton

Teyla Rachel Branton grew up avidly reading science fiction and fantasy and watching Star Trek reruns with her large family. They lived on a little farm where she loved to visit the solitary cow and collect (and juggle) the eggs, usually making it back to the house with most of them intact. On that same farm she once owned thirty-three gerbils and eighteen cats, not a good mix, as it turns out. Teyla always had her nose in a book and daydreamed about someday creating her own worlds. She is now married, mostly grown up, and has seven kids, including a two-year-old, so life at her house can be very interesting (and loud), but writing keeps her sane. She thrives on the energy and daily amusement offered by her children, the semi-ordered chaos giving her a constant source of writing material. Grabbing any snatch of free time from her hectic life, Teyla writes novels, often with a child on her lap. She warns her children that if they don’t behave, they just might find themselves in her next book! She’s been known to wear pajamas all day when working on a deadline, and is often distracted enough to burn dinner. (Okay, pretty much 90% of the time.) A sign on her office door reads: DANGER. WRITER AT WORK. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. She loves writing fiction and traveling, and she hopes to write and travel a lot more. She also loves shooting guns, martial arts, and belly dancing. She has worked in the publishing business for over twenty years.

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It’s time for August’s $229 Kindle Giveaway Hosted by I Am A Reader.

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Book Blast: A Portrait for Toni by Annette Lyon $50 Giveaway!

We’re so happy to be part of the book blast from such a distinguished and award winning author!

A Portrait for Toni book cover A Portrait for Toni by Annette Lyon

Toni has no idea what she’d do without her best friend, Carter. Who else would she be able to vent to about her parents, her job at the dance studio, or her latest relationship woes? When Toni’s father lands in the hospital, Carter, as always, is there for her.

That is, until he starts questioning Toni, saying he thinks she has an eating disorder. Then she starts dating Clint, the hot new guy at the studio, and somehow that puts a deeper wedge between her and Carter. When she’s hospitalized after an on-stage collapse, and Carter stupidly starts in with advice about food and weight, she sends him away—then instantly regrets it.

One night after a performance, Toni tries to mend the hurt between them. Instead of finding Carter, she stumbles onto proof that he has feelings for her that go way beyond those of a friend. Toni is left with the very real prospect of losing Carter forever, unless somehow she can return his feelings—but that’s impossible.

Isn’t it?

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“I finished this book several days ago and have since read another book, but I cannot get this one off of my mind. It was so genuine, thought provoking and the love story was such a good one. There were times when I cried, felt anxiety for the main characters, laughed and felt my heart breaking. . . . I want to go back and read it again because having finished it, I feel a loss, like I lost my best friend. It really was so excellent, and one of the best books I have read in a long time.” -Brookeyloo on Amazon

“I loved the characters in this book they were so real. I found myself relating in some instances to the characters. I laughed, cried, and got mad with them. I loved reading Toni’s journey, and seeing the strength she had to push through it. It was heartbreaking to picture what she was going through. I loved how Annette made that part so real. . . . Annette did a wonderful job with the hard subject in the story. She brought humor at times when it was needed. She also did an amazing job bringing it all together at the end! I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, it will touch your heart. I stayed up late just to finish it! It was definitely worth it!!” – Amie loves to Read on Amazon

“Annette Lyon at her best. A Portrait of Toni has everything I love about a book. Real issues that will make you cry, smile and the love of a true friend. A book you can’t out down because you feel you need to read on as to help Toni get through this. You will find yourself quickly in her life and dreams as you want so much to be there to help her. . . . A must read book.” -Linda Young on Amazon

 

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Excerpt

“Now you tell me about your ultimate dream. Do you still see yourself as a famous artist living out of a penthouse in Paris? Or is it Rome now?”
Carter couldn’t take his eyes from Toni’s. He wished she could hear his thoughts, know his feelings. “My dreams aren’t too different from yours. I’d love to settle down with a wife, be a dad, have kids.” He gazed into her eyes.
Figure it out!
“Hey, here’s an idea,” Toni said with a laugh. “In another ten years if we’re both single, let’s get married. What do you say?” She put out her hand as if to seal the deal, but Carter just laughed sardonically. Great. She was making a mockery of the one thing he hoped for.
She lowered her hand. “What, am I that repulsive?”
“Of course not.” Carter’s mind was spinning. What could he say that was both true and hid the truth at the same time? “I can’t see either of us marrying without—‌” He cut off, but Toni smiled, seeming to know what he meant.
“Without what, romance? Falling madly in love? All that stuff is highly overrated. Trust me, I’ve been there.” She shook her head derisively.
All that stuff was hard to deal with when the object of your feelings didn’t return them. He’d been there. “Do the math, Toni. In ten years, you’ll be thirty-seven. You may not be able to get in two or three kids.”
“Then I’ll settle for one.” She punched his shoulder. “We could even adopt kids to avoid the whole ‘we’re not in love’ issue.”
“Oh, right,” he said, rolling his eyes.
She raised her eyebrows provocatively. “Fine. We can be married… with benefits.” She laughed.
His face went hot; he had to turn around so she wouldn’t see his reaction. No way did he want her guessing how much he wanted to hold her, wake up beside her — ‌make children together.
He leaned against the car and laughed along. With any luck, it sounded natural. Instead of shaking on the deal or giving her a direct answer, he opened her car door so she could get in. And so he could escape.
She sat down and put her purse on the passenger seat. “Thanks for inviting me.”
“You bet. Talk to you later.”
Carter watched her drive off. When she waved, he lifted one hand and did the same.
You’re killing me, Toni.

annette lyon Author Annette Lyon

Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner (Band of Sisters, Best General Fiction 2010). She has also been a Whitney finalist two other times, for Spires of Stone (2007) and Paige (2012). She has received Utah’s Best of State medal for literary arts in fiction twice (2007 and 2013) in addition to five publication awards from the League of Utah Writers, most recently the Silver Quill Award in 2013. She’s published well over a hundred articles and more than a dozen books, including novels, novellas, a cookbook, and a grammar guide. She’s one of the coauthors of The Newport Ladies Book Club series and one of the standing contributors to the Timeless Romance Anthology collections. When she’s not mothering, writing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found ignoring the spots on the kitchen floor.

 

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Arrow Season 3 Trailer!

Love the ARROW TV series with super hunk Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell). Although we have a soft spot for Slade/Deathstroke (Manu Bennett – anyone remember him from Spartacus? Let’s just say – wow.) The new season looks AWESWOME!


Is it just us, or will Oliver and Felicity get together? About time!! Are we the only ones who wanted them to get together? Oh, wait, was that her looking…unhealthy on the table?

NOOOOOOOOO!