New Adult Scavenger Hunt ~ Team Purple

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Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM PURPLE –but there are other chances to win a whole different set of books!

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If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page

***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Purple, and then add them up.
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize:

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Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter.

To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, May 1st at NOON. US EST Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!
***MEET NICKI ELSON***

avitar3Nicki Elson writes spicy fiction with a sweet and dreamy center. She does other stuff, too…like obsess over Survivor and The Bachelor (and she’s not ashamed to admit it).

Writing wasn’t something Nicki set out to do; it just sort of happened when she realized writing reports was by far her favorite part of her investment consulting position. She traded stock allocation and diversification for story arcs and dialogue and now weaves her creative writing time in with the other activities of her busy life with her family in the Chicago suburbs.

Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel.

For more information, please visit her at http://nickielson.com/

Introducing her Book…

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Three Daves: DAVID – SOPHOMORE YEAR

Jennifer Whitney always expected to save her virginity for that special someone. But the nineteen year old college sophomore is tired of waiting for the universe to bring him to her—especially while everyone around her is gaining valuable experience in the bedroom…and in the library stacks and in conversion vans…

Afraid of falling behind, she decides to lose her virginity to her friend David, someone she’d never ever risk a romantic relationship with after what he did to her. Trouble is, she’s been crushing on David since freshman year. Can she really take that step with him and not fall into the trap of hoping things will turn real?

This is part one of a reboot of the novel Three Daves.

“I asked my interior designer to give me something appropriate for defiling virgins.” ~David

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Also in the series:

Part 2: DAVE – JUNIOR YEAR
With solid sexual experience under her belt, Jennifer Whitney is determined to return to her good girl status until she meets the right guy. Sexy super-senior Dave is not the right guy.

“Come on, good girl. Be bad.” ~Dave

Part 3: BIG D – SENIOR YEAR
Big D is wonderful. Big D is perfect. Big D is taking way too long to make a freaking move.

“Of all the fraternity houses on campus, you had to walk into mine.” ~Big D

 

Excerpt from DAVID: SOPHOMORE YEAR (Three Daves part 1)

 

“Hey” David said, grabbing papers off her side of the table to clear a space.

“Don’t worry. I’m not staying. I just have a question for you.” Jen sat, trying to appear casual.

His dark eyes surveyed her as he leaned back in his chair, nodding for her to continue.

“Do you still want to be friends again?” she asked.

“Yeah, of course.”

“You understand there would be absolutely no chance whatsoever of us ever dating again. Never, never, ever.”

“Sure, yeah.”

Jen sat silent, deciding on her next words. She had to phrase this just the right way. Glancing from side to side, she made sure no one was close enough to overhear.

Before she could speak, David jumped in. “Jen, I’ll do whatever I can to make things up to you.”

“Anything?”

“Yes. Anything. Just ask.”

A small smile crept onto Jen’s face. “Okay, so I’ve already forgiven you, but I was thinking maybe you could do something for me in return.”

David nodded in agreement and Jen launched into an explanation of her epiphany in Daytona Beach. David listened with his brow furrowed, probably wondering what any of this had to do with him.

“My plan is this: I need to sleep with someone. Soon,” Jen told him.

David shrugged. “Should be easy enough to accomplish. Lots of young, virile men on campus.”

“Not just anyone. I mean, I don’t want it to be like a casual sex kind of thing. I want it to be focused lessons on intercourse with someone I’ll absolutely never date.”

David still looked confused.

“Never, never, ever.” Jen gave David a significant look.

His dark brows unfurrowed, and a devilish grin crept onto his face. He’d caught her meaning.

“Are you dating anyone right now?” Jen asked.

“Nope.”

“Good. Can you commit to not dating anyone during a five week period?”

“Not a problem. But why five weeks?”

“I think five sessions, each spaced about a week apart, ought to be enough to cover the basics and give me a strong foundation on which to build in the future.”

“You make it sound like a formal program,” he teased. “Do I need to fill out an application?”

“First requirement: a working penis.” Jen cast a questioning glance at David to which he responded with a confirming nod. “Check. Second requirement: no girlfriend. Check. And third: you owe me. Check. See, you’re totally qualified. So…you in?”

“Of course I’m in.”

“Good. Great,” Jen was relieved, but it had all come about more easily than she’d expected. She wasn’t sure what to do next. Fortunately, she’d been proactive and had already started on her birth control prescription from the university health clinic. She had condoms tucked away in a hidden pocket of her book bag. “Okay, so, um, give me a call when you’ve finished studying and we can set something up. Make it soon, though. Before I change my mind.”

“I can study later.” David snatched at his papers and books, gathering them.

“Oh, uh, okay…I guess now’s good, then.” Things were going way more quickly than she’d expected. At least she wouldn’t have time to obsess about it anymore. She was nervous, but she was also confident in her plan and with her choice of David. She didn’t have to worry about “what if” with him. She’d already seen it, and a repeat wasn’t the least bit tempting.

David crammed a mass of papers into one of his books and dropped his calculator three times before managing to secure it in his backpack. When they started walking and David’s back was to her, Jen smiled. It gave her great pleasure to see him so agitated, especially knowing that she was the one who’d caused the agitation. On the walk to Pemberley Hall, he asked, “Did you honestly think there was any chance I’d turn you down?”

“Well, it’s a rather odd request, don’t you think?”

“Odd doesn’t equal unpleasant.”

Once in his small dorm room, David assured Jen that his roommate wouldn’t be back for hours. He was off hunting turtles or something for his zoology class. Jen had never been in David’s room before. Painting wasn’t allowed, so David had taped black sheets of construction paper over every surface of the wall on his side of the room, giving it a creepy ambiance. His roommate had posters of planets and other outer space scenes on his side. Over his desk by the window was tacked a large map of a mythical kingdom.

David’s wall held only the black paper. No posters or maps or anything at all. From the ceiling he’d hung shoes by their laces—Jen recognized his old high tops—and a large sculpture made entirely of paperclips. It was bizarre but had a certain elegance.

“This is charming,” she said. “Real cheerful.”

“Thanks,” David replied with a grin. “I recently redecorated. I asked my interior designer to give me something appropriate for defiling virgins.”

Jen laughed. “Good timing, I guess.”

The banter was light, but Jen’s heart thundered in her chest. This was really going to happen. David walked up to her and tilted her chin. He touched his lips to hers in a tentative kiss. Jen’s eyes stayed wide open, watching him and keeping her lips stiff. After a moment, she jerked her head back. “David, you don’t have to kiss me.”

“You’re about to be lying naked in my bed. I actually do have to kiss you. I want to kiss you,” he quickly rephrased.

“All right. But I think for this first time, let’s keep it simple. No fancy stuff. Just straight to business. We can work on technique later.”

“Okay.” David gently drew his fingers down the side of her face and locked his dark eyes on hers. His lips twisted into a soft smile. “You’re a very strange girl, but I’m glad you’re talking to me again.”

Jen smiled at the affection in his tone. His voice rolled over her like a warm blanket and put her more at ease. He pressed his mouth to hers again, and her lips were softer, but the kiss still felt awkward. They moved on to undressing, which Jen did as swiftly as possible and then dove under David’s blanket to avoid the embarrassment of standing naked in front of him.

David soon joined her and was persistent in his kisses, covering her mouth in a series of tender pecks until it all felt very natural. Jen closed her eyes and lifted her face to his. David pressed her head down into the pillow, and their mouths opened in a real kiss. Jen tried not to think about the last time they’d kissed. She tried not to think about the first time, either.

Soon, she was only thinking about David’s hands as they began to wander.

NOTE FROM NICKI: Hope you enjoyed that excerpt! Just want to clarify that my book included in the Team Purple giveaway is a paper copy of the original version of this story—the retro version when Jen and her boys were back in the 80s. In the new version, they’ve been transported to the new millennium and each Dave’s been given his own novella along with a host of other updates (including sexy new covers. ;)).

Awesome!! I’m adding to my TBR, now. How about you? And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Nicki, and more!

To enter, you need to know that my lucky book number is 17
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Purple and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author:

Tawdra Kindle at http://tawdrakandle.com

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Find the link to the entry form for today’s scavenger hunt secrets in our Facebook Party and enter the following author secrets. Each day two people will be selected to win a free ebook! Follow our blog tour in the party and enter each day’s secrets for more chances to win. At the end of the blog tour, three grand prize winners will receive a collection of 6 ebooks!

Today’s author secrets:

– Rebecca Hamilton’s Author Secret –

My author secret isn’t necessarily a secret, but it’s something most people don’t know. I’m part Native American (Blackfoot/Niitsitapi). There are times where revealing this to certain people would be really ironic, but I bite my tongue. Not because I’m ashamed, but because I refuse to use my racial background to make a point, and its fine by me if I’m the only one aware of the irony in those situations. That said, to me, it’s an important part of who I am, but it’s also a private part of who I am. I don’t go into it much, not even with my husband, but it does mean more to me than a box to tick when I fill out paperwork, and although I have zero interest in knowing anything about my sperm donor, I’ve always sought to learn more about my heritage. Not because it defines me, but because it’s a piece of who I am. I’m also Irish, in case anyone was wondering, and I know a lot about the history of the Irish and all that they went through as well. I will refrain from getting on a soapbox about any of this, but I will say that this, along with raising children with Autism, have shaped the stories I write, as I often play with perception, assumption, and judgment in my writing.

— Noree Cosper’s Author Secret —

Noree Cosper’s Secret Aspirations of Godhood

I have a god complex. Seriously, the characters I write about tend to aspire to be gods or build up to having godlike power. I know what you’re thinking. This isn’t exactly what the term means, but it seems to fit and I do tend to be pretty arrogant. I mean, I’m always right and I’m more intelligent than most of the population. I’m also attracted to arrogant me, because who else would be worthy of me, but another god? Heh, just kidding. Maybe. Still, I love writing about gods and mythology…and I love my characters having power and dealing with world threatening odds.

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Fall Into Fantasy ~ The Shadow Series by Anna Hub

Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Tour, where we are keeping your mind off any end-of-summer blues and welcoming the cooler weather by introducing you to some incredible fantasy reads to curl up with and giving you plenty of chances to win awesome prizes!

Week 11: The Shadow Series

Book One: Beyond the Shadows

By Anna Hub


“A violent shudder travelled up my spine, each vertebrae snapping together like a zip lock, all my muscles tensed but I couldn’t tear myself away from the image …”

If your shadow was trying to consume you, how would you run from it?

What if you were afraid of something you could never escape?

Selena Parker’s journey into the unknown begins in her dreams, but the consequences are carried back into her conscious life and she soon realises paranormal forces are at work. Her shadow has become more than just an image, it is a gateway to a sinister new world where mysterious creatures roam and she is confronted by danger that challenges her will to survive. She finds the man whose fate is linked inexplicably to her own but she knows nothing of him and doubts his true nature. Her only option is to place her life in his hands while they search for a way to stop the shadows claiming them forever.

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ABOUT ANNA HUB: 

When I was a child I wanted to be an author, it seemed like a perfectly attainable dream to me then, but of course I grew up and realised that writing was not the best way to make a future for myself. So I discarded the idea and decided to do something normal.

When I studied nursing I thought I’d found a place for myself, but within six months of working in that field I knew I needed more. So in July 2007 I bought myself a lap top and started writing in my spare time. It took me two years to complete my first book and by the time it was finished I felt as though I’d learnt enough to pursue the dream.

My love for writing has grown rapidly since then and now I know that it’s something I can’t live without. It’s a place where there is no limit, no exact destination and my mind is free to exist in many worlds.

It’s a beautiful sanctuary.

Find Anna online: Website  Blog  Facebook  Twitter


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From Australia With Love Blog Hop: Katie Teller

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As part of the From Australia With Love Blog Hop, I’d like to welcome to Katie Teller. Check out her guest post and find out more about Katie and her books below.

What I Miss Most About Australia

I am Australian, 110%. I love sports, especially football… men in short shorts, yeah. Sold. I love Milo, Tim Tams, Pavlova and Lamingtons. I grew up in “the bush,” playing capture the flag and laughing at my sister for falling into a creek bed. I love the beach, the sand the tingling sensation of sunburn coming on, how my hair turns blonder over summer because of too much swimming…

As you can tell I can go on and on. Living in the USA, there are times when I find people just don’t get it. Which is ironic to me considering how patriotic people here can be. I get, “How did you survive the snakes and spiders?” I shrug and say, “The same way you do, except with a little less screaming.”

But I miss home terribly. Australia will always be my home. There are times when I get so home sick I just close myself off from the world and pretend I’m back, smelling the eucalyptus fresh scent in the air, listening to the cicadas drone. My heart lies in my country, my home.

I think that’s why my novel end up being set in Australia. While I write I’m back, living in the place I love. Where there are trees. Humidity. (I live in Arizona) Where there are faces I’ve always known, places I’ll never forget.

About Katie

katie-teller-author-photo-2-3Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. She is currently at school studying English and Creative Writing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as a Clerk with a lien company in Arizona to help support her family and her schooling. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

Blog: http://kjhstories.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Hamsteads-Stories/247238178656484

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieTeller1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6585259.Katie_Hamstead

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From Australia With Love Blog Hop ~ Jan 26 – Feb 14

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Australian writers rock. We know it, and we love them. But it’s not always easy to discover the Australian talent that is right under our noses.

From Australia With Love Blog Hop introduces you to 18 Aussie authors across a variety of categories and genres. Each author is hosting three of their fellow blog hop participants between now and Valentine’s Day to let you find out more about them. So follow them on twitter, like their Facebook page and visit their blogs during the blog hop period to discover more great Australian writers.

Author & Facebook Page Twitter Blog/Website
Adult
Ronnie Strong @RonnieFStrong Ronnie Strong
Becca Lee @authorbeccalee Becca Lee
Nina Levine @NinaLWriter Books By Nina Levine
Nicole R Taylor @Nicole_Noir Nicole R Taylor
Cameron Trost @BlackBeacons Cameron Trost
L.L. Hunter @llhunterbooks Angels on Earth
New Adult and Young Adult
S.M.Johnston @S_M_Johnston Down Under Wonderings
Lisa Swallow @Lisa_Swallow_Au Lisa Swallow
Katie Hamstead @katieteller1  Katie Teller’s Stories
Nicole Hayes @nichmelbourne Nicole Hayes
K.A. Last @KALastbooks K.A.Last
Laura Katherine @lauracatherinep The Quill Weilder
Cassandra Page @CassandraPage01 Cassandra Page
Stacey Nash @staceynash Stacey Nash
Lauren K McKellar @LaurenKMcKellar Lauren K McKellar
MG & Chapter Books*
LJ Clarkson @Ind1cated Mastermind Academy
Melissa Gijsbers @MissieK Melissa Writes
Jacqueline Harvey @JacquelineHarve Jacqueline Harvey

*Also visit YAtopia for additional MG posts.

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