Check This Out: Handle With Care by Helena Hunting

Hey! Huge fan of Helena Hunting here. I’ve looked forward to her books ever since she became a published author. Today, I get to share the cover and an excerpt for her upcoming summer release, Handle with Care. Check it. This will be out on August 27th, 2019.

NOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.

“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.

I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.

“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says firmly.

At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.

Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom line?”

My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother and fath—”

Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”

I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up.  Can someone explain what’s going on?”

“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my father’s lawyer says.

I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”

“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.

It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid assumption.

“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.

“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.

“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”

I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”

He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and made me out to look like the bad guy.”

The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.

Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.

I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone needs a timeout.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helena Hunting

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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COVER REVEAL: Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn


Title: Emancipating Andie Author: Priscilla Glenn
Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Expected release: March 2013
Links: Goodreads | Facebook

Book Description

Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind – and paid the price for it – she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.

So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to meeting Chase McGuire. 🙂


About the Author

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer. 

If you catch her when she’s feeling sophisticated, she’ll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she’ll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry’s, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.Glenn is also the author of the contemporary romance/YA crossover BACK TO YOU.

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Cover Reveal: A Terrible Love by Marata Eros

Title: A TERRIBLE LOVE
Author: Marata Eros
Expected release date: February 13, 2013
Genre: Women’s fiction/ Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Phatpuppyart
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
  
Book Description
Jessica Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She’s left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can’t be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.

Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life… or their very being.

That cover is enough enticement for me. I don’t even need to read the synopsis. Though, that title reeks of angst. Regardless, Sign me up, Scotty.  🙂

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marata Eros is a mixed-genre writer of dark erotica and fantasy with elements of romance and horror. She has completed her first contemporary romance, A TERRIBLE LOVE as her next new release. Marata is a passionate reader who loves interacting with her readers and is more grateful than she can express for their support.


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Cover Reveal: Found [The Crescent Chronicles #3] by Alyssa Ivy Rose

Title: Found (The Crescent Chronicles, # 3)
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Expected release date:  Summer 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Once Upon a Time Covers
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

SUMMARY:

Levi might be hot, strong, and have a cool set of wings, but it’s not enough to make up for keeping Allie in the dark.
 Allie’s tired of being left with more questions than answers. She’s tired of loving a guy who refuses to level with her.  Most of all, she’s tired of her life spinning out of control.
 Desperate to save Jess no matter the personal cost, Allie has to face the possibility that the only one she can trust is herself.

About the Author:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a Young Adult and New Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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Cover Love: Strikeforce [Skyship Academy #3] by Nick James

The third and last book to Sky Ship Academy by Nick James will be out next September. The Sci-Fi / Dystopian series is bound to keep you at the edge of your seats with its high octane action and a well-conceptualized futuristic world. Join Jesse and Cassius as they lead the fight (on either side) for Earth’s most valuable energy source – the Pearl. 
 
Read the first three chapters of Skyship Academy (The Pearl Wars) HERE.

links

Source: nickjames.com
About the Author:
When he was a young boy, Nick James’ collection of battle-scarred action figures became the characters in epic storylines with cliffhangers, double crosses and an unending supply of imaginary explosions. Not much has changed. The toys are gone (most of them), but the love of fast-paced storytelling remains. Working in schools from Washington State to England, Nick has met thousands of diverse students since graduating from Western Washington University and braving the most dangerous job in the world: substitute teaching. Luckily, being dubbed the “rock star teacher” has granted him some immunity. He currently lives and teaches in Bellingham, Washington.

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Cover Reveal and G!veaway: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

The Mod Podge Bookshelf and
Mod Podge Blog Tours are hosting Kelsey Sutton’s Some Quiet Place cover reveal!


Summary:

Elizabeth Caldwell has perfected the art of pretending to feel emotion, but it’s always a lie. After a near-fatal car accident when she was a small child, Elizabeth lost the ability to feel any emotion, but along with that loss she gained bizarre abilities: she can see the personified Emotions she cannot feel.  Fury, Resentment, Longing—they’ve all given up on her, because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one. Fear. He’s consumed by the mystery of Elizabeth’s past, consumed by her.

And then there are Elizabeth’s cryptic, recurring dreams, in which there’s always love, and there’s always death. Haunted by these dreams, Elizabeth paints them, knowing that they somehow hold the key to the mystery of her past. 

But a shadowy menace is stalking Elizabeth.  Her survival depends on uncovering the truth about herself.  And when it matters most, she won’t be able to rely on Fear to save her.

Kelsey is very enthusiastic about her debut novel’s cover; here is what she has to say about the design:
“It is gorgeous, eerie, and maybe a little strange. I love how much relevance it has to the story, as well. The farmland in the background, the town, the stormy sky, the leaves, the way the girl is vanishing. The point is, I am in love. Hope you adore it as much as I do.”

 What relevance is she talking about? 
Enter to win a Pre-Order of Some Quiet Place below to find out!!!

This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!


I love, love the cover! Beautiful and bizarre comes to mind. I love how she’s slowly losing pieces of herself or maybe she’s about to expose who’s under all the dead leaves. Jonesing for this book, for sure! 

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Cover Craze: Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

Release Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Candlewick
Synopsis:
The climactic conclusion of Printz Award winner Melina Marchetta’s epic fantasy trilogy!
Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child’s right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face-to-face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other. The complex tangle of bloodlines, politics, and love introduced in Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles coalesce into an engrossing climax in this final volume.”

Dying…dying…dying. I cannot wait for this book! Even though I have the Aussie version already. I need this. I want this. I’ve got to have this. Obsessed? No, my dears. I’ve gone past obsession. No joke. And to think that this might be the last book I would get to read from the goddess herself – I just…I feel a pinching in my chest that has nothing to do with the pizza I ate for supper. Whelp. Anyway, enough about me. 
Jesus. This is supposed to be a cover reveal; not a freaking review. I’m going to stop right here. I’ve said a lot more but had to cut most of it out. Seriously. Somewhere in Australia, Ms. Marchetta is planning to hire a personal bodyguard for fear of stalkers like me. It’s okay. I’m way too far from you, M. Canada is like…thousands and thousands of miles away. I just. I just want to breathe the same air of your brilliance. Oh God. I’m doing it again. Shut up, already. 
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Cover Reveal: Naturals [Chosen #2] by Tiffany Truitt

Red, red, red!
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty partial to red-haired heroines. There’s just something about the contrast of the porcelain skin and bright red that looks even more empowering than the flame of their tresses. 
Today on the blog, I’m lucky enough to be a part of this cover reveal. If you haven’t had the chance to read Chosen Ones, you still have ample time to read it before Naturals comes out. 

The Blurb.

Tess is finally safe from the reach of the Council, now that she is living in the Middlelands with the rebel Isolationists. With James having returned to Templeton, she easily falls back into her friendship with Henry, though her newfound knowledge of Robert’s chosen one status still stings. Even surrounded by people, Tess has never felt more alone. So she’s thrilled when James returns to the settlement, demanding to see Tess — until she finds out that it’s because her sister, Louisa, has been recruited into Tess’s old position at Templeton, and that the dangerously sadistic chosen one George has taken an interest in her.
NATURALS is the second book in The Lost Soulstrilogy, and follows the dystopian hit CHOSEN ONES.

Publication Date: April 9th, 2013
Entangled Teen

The Author. 

Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of  one McDonald’s and Banana Rats (don’t ask) she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).

Besides traveling, Tiffany has always been an avid reader. The earliest books she remembers reading belong to The Little House on the Prairie Series. First book she read in one day? Little Woman(5th grade). First author she fell in love with? Jane Austen in middle school. Tiffany spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered “low brow” or outside the “classics.”     

Tiffany began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Today, Tiffany embraces popular Young Adult literature and uses it in her classroom. She currently teaches the following novels: The OutsidersSpeakNight, Dystopian Literature Circles: The Hunger GamesThe GiverThe Uglies, and Matched.
The Links.

Isn’t this cover lovely? Hit me up, let me know what you think!
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Cover Reveal and Excerpt of All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen
Publication Date: December 11th, 2012
Entangled Teen
Format: Trade Paperback, eBook
Genre: Young Adult
Summary

What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?


Excerpt

Olivia reached up, feeling the tender spots on her head. Her fingers brushed across a row of—were those little ridges made of metal?
            “Careful. The staples are almost ready to come out, but it’s still going to be sore for a while.”
            Staples?!Her stomach rolled. I have staples in my head? She lowered her now-shaking hand. “Can I get a mirror?”
            Mom looked at Dad, then back at her. “I don’t think that’s a good idea. Not until you’ve healed a little more.”
            Mom patted Olivia’s leg. “You just relax. We’ll be back in a few minutes.”
            The two of them left the room, but when Mom swung the door closed, it didn’t latch. Olivia could hear their voices in the hall.
            “I still think we should…” She couldn’t make out the rest of Dad’s muffled words. “…know if I can do this.”
            “…late for that,” Mom said. “We’d lose everything, including…” Her voice faded as they got farther away. “…have to move.”
Olivia could tell the conversation was tense, but the words were impossible to decipher now. Holding a hand in front of her face, she turned it back and forth. A plastic tube ran from her arm to a machine next to her bed. She peeked into her nightgown and stared in horror at the long red stripe running down her chest.
            Sick.
            You’re alive. You shouldn’t be thinking about looks.
            Lowering her hand, she scanned the room. I wonder how my face looks. From the way Dad stared at me, plus the fact Mom won’t let me see a mirror, it must be bad.
            Brains are more important than looks.
            That’s what ugly people say.
            Olivia put her hands on her head and squeezed. “Stop it,” she whispered to her arguing thoughts, hysteria bubbling up and squeezing the air from her lungs. What was happening to her? Why didn’t she recognize her parents or know where she was? Whoshe was? Tears ran warm trails down her cheeks. “Just make it all stop.”

This book sounds so amazingly good and the cover equally so! It’s too bad this won’t be out till December. Seems like such a long freaking wait! 

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Cover Reveal: Fan Girl! by Angel Lawson

Fan Girl! by Angel Lawson
Expected Publication: July 2012
Self-Publish
Genre: Young Adult
SUMMARY
When Ruby Miller and her best friend Iris post an amateur video on their Zocopalypse fansite, neither expect the film to go viral nor that they would receive and invitation to lead the FantasyCon parade, including the opportunity to meet Gabe Foster, the creator and artist behind the graphic novel.
Gabe announces Zocopalypse’s adaptation to a television mini-series and pegs college-bound Ruby to play iconic zombie hunter, Alexandra. She reluctantly acceps, pushing aside her summer babysitting job and plans of lounging around the pool in favor of negotiating with agents, hot actors, and the paparazzi.
Attending zombie boot camp and memorizing script lines is hard enough, but Ruby must learn to trust her instincts in a world where the line between fiction and reality ceases to exist, and the worlds blur into one. 

I can’t wait to read this! I’m big on zombies – real or not. Love, love the cover as well. It has that retro comic books vibe…and is it just me or does Ruby reminds you of Thelma of Scooby Doo fame? 🙂
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