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sabato 31 gennaio 2015

Blogger League


Yuppiiii! Oggi tocca a Beira's Heart rispondere alle domande per l'iniziativa Blogger League! Siete contente? Curiose? È stato difficile (non immaginate quanto!)
Partiamo?



Oltre ad essere una blogger chi sei nella vita di tutti i giorni?  

Una figlia rompiscatole; una ragazza altrettanto rompiscatole e un'amica splendida! (Qualche pregio ci vuole, no?) 



Come mai hai deciso di ritagliarti il tuo angolo virtuale? Parlaci del tuo rifugio, quali sono gli argomenti che tratti?  


Una mia cara amica mi ha ispirato. 

Una sera su Skype, durante una chiacchierata di ore, cominciò a parlarmi del suo blog. La passione che ci metteva era unica ed entusiasmava anche me. 
Mi sono detta 'perché non provare?' 
Tratto gli argomenti che più mi appassionano, le storie che amo leggere e quelle che attirano di più la mia attenzione. Romance, paranormale romance, adult e young adult. Mi capita di parlare di grandi classici, quelli che a scuola più o meno tutti hanno odiato e che poi si sono ritrovati tra le mani in una maniera o nell'altra tempi dopo. Di questi non faccio recensioni, nonostante mi piacciano molto. 
Dei romanzi che leggo mi piace moltissimo confrontarmi anche con gli autori stessi che ho avuto la fortuna di incontrare di persona alcune volte. Spesso e volentieri li intervisto perché mi piace andare a fondo, scoprire chi c'è dietro quella storia che voglio leggere o che mi ha già conquistato. Ho avuto la fortuna addirittura di intervistare uno degli autori che più amo e che seguo ormai da anni, Marc Levy (se volete leggere l'intervista andate nella sezione 'interviste' del mio blog) Ricordo che quando mi arrivò la mail in cui accettava la mia proposta di intervista avevo il cuore a mille! 


Perché le persone dovrebbero diventare tuoi lettori fissi? 


Perché hanno voglia di confrontarsi. Come ho sempre detto amo il confronto, in particolare su una passione come la lettura! 


Quali sono i tuoi sogni nel cassetto?  


Riuscire ad intervistare Chuck Palahniuk. Adoro lo stile di questo autore e avere una sua intervista proprio qui, su Beira's Heart sarebbe per me un sogno che si realizza. (Chuck, batti un colpo!) 



Vuoi fare un augurio speciale agli altri membri della League? 

Solo chi ha un blog capisce davvero l'impegno e l'amore che si mette per questa attività. Un'attività che ti fa svegliare con il pensiero “Cavolo! Devo fare quel post!”. Che ti fa passare ore al pc e ti fa fare progetti su questo o quel libro. Chi non ha mai avuto un attimo di cedimento e ha detto “Basta, ora chiudo. Non ce la faccio più” Credo tutti. 
Faccio un augurio a chi di questa Blogger League, un blog ce l'ha già da anni e che possa il loro lavoro continuare ancora per tanto, tanto tempo con splendide letture! 
E a chi invece un blog ce l'ha da poco? Sarà difficile all'inizio ma basta essere pazienti perché le soddisfazioni arriveranno e saranno tantissime. Un augurio quindi a tutti i partecipanti di questa iniziativa che sta dando la possibilità di conoscerci meglio.



Anteprima: Girl online di Zoe Sugg

Il romanzo del fenomeno Youtube Zoe Sugg, in arte Zoella. Oltre 78000 copie vendute in una settimana, battendo tutti i record, anche quelli di Harry Potter.

I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not... But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in real life.


Penny ha un segreto: con lo pseudonimo Girl OnLine
ogni giorno scrive un blog. Nascosta dietro al suo
alter ego condivide pensieri ed emozioni
sull’amicizia, l’amore, la scuola, la sua famiglia un
po’ assurda e quei terribili attacchi di panico che
stanno drammaticamente condizionando la sua vita.
Proprio quando le cose stanno davvero prendendo una
brutta piega la sua famiglia le organizza un viaggio a
New York. Qui incontra Noah, bello, anzi bellissimo
e per di più chitarrista eccezionale. Penny si innamora
per la prima volta e racconta ogni minuto di questo
sogno sul suo blog.
Ma anche Noah ha un segreto: talmente grosso che
rischia di far saltare la copertura di Penny e rovinare
l’amicizia con il suo migliore amico per sempre.


euro € 14,90
pagine 260
In vendita dal 10 febbraio 2015


Zue Sugg, in arte Zoella, è nata nel 1990, è tra le
blogger più seguite al mondo. Ha vinto numerosi
premi tra cui, l’anno scorso, il Nickelodean Kids
Choice Award.

venerdì 30 gennaio 2015

Cover Reveal: MAYBE ME by Amber Hart

We're so excited to reveal the cover for MAYBE ME by Amber Hart! Maybe Me releases this fall from Kensington Teen!





A sliver of a second is all it takes.

Maria Reyes knows what it means to come from nothing. Escaping Cuba, the States have given Maria new dreams. Like graduating high school. Going to college. Making something of herself. Forgetting a past that always seems to creep up on her family. But mostly, staying out of trouble. Which is why falling for Hale is out of the question.

An unguarded moment, a simple mistake.

Hale Watson is a flash of a second away from being locked up for good. With a rap sheet longer than the list of homes he comes from, Hale has one more shot at making things right. Graduate senior year. Don’t mess up. Don’t get caught. That’s the plan. Until he meets Maria.

And everything changes.

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You can also preorder it below !


MAYBE ME is the third book in the Before & After series, but it can be read as a standalone! You can find out more about BEFORE YOU and AFTER US here!

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House.

Dieci piccoli respiri – K.A. Tucker



         Autore: K.A. Tucker             
                               Editore: Newton Compton                            
Genere: New Adult


Kacey Clearly aveva solo vent’anni quando la sua vita è andata in pezzi. Un terribile incidente automobilistico le ha portato via i suoi genitori, il suo fidanzato e la sua migliore amica. Ora, dopo quattro anni trascorsi a casa degli zii nel Michigan, Kacey decide di fuggire via per sempre. Una notte lei e sua sorella Levie prendono un autobus per Miami e lì, nonostante le difficoltà economiche, possono finalmente ricominciare a progettare una nuova vita. Kacey però non è ancora pronta a lasciarsi alle spalle il passato e stringere nuove amicizie, neppure se a chiederglielo è l’affascinante vicino, Trent Emerson, un enigmatico ragazzo dagli ipnotici occhi blu. Eppure Trent è deciso a far breccia nel suo cuore, e presto Kacey dovrà smettere di stare chiusa a riccio e arrendersi al suo amore…

FAME -COVER REVEAL- by Author Meghan Quinn


The Addiction Series

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Book Info
Title: Fame (Book #2 in the Addiction Series)
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Meghan Quinn
Release Date: February 17, 2015

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The moment you think everything is perfect in your life, it can all come tumbling down on top of you.

Shattered Souls hasn’t seen each other in months. Deception and ghosts from the past have torn them apart, leading them their separate ways. When they realize they need to solve their differences and get back together for the sake of the band, they can’t find their lead singer, Rook Tyler, who’s been missing for months.

Twisted Perfection is just coming off the high of yet another tour but this time, they weren’t riding the coat tails of Shattered Souls. Even though they’ve become more popular, all of the success from the last tour means nothing to Maisy as she continues to struggle daily from the loss of Rook.

Fame finds both of the bands but sometimes, it can be lonely at the top. Both bands realize if they want to succeed, they have to drop their differences and join together, but it’s never that easy. Lovers, drugs, people’s pasts and death get in the way, while they try to travel down the bumpy road toward fame.

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Meet Meghan Quinn

Meghan Quinn
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

Stalk Meghan Quinn


Psst...If you stalk her properly, you may be lucky enough to receive one of those famous boob squeezes...here are your stalking links!

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Surprise

Losing At Love Cover Reveal

Today we’re having a cover reveal for Jennifer Iacopelli’s Losing at Love. And—bonus points!!—we’re also revealing the new redesign for the first book in the series, Game. Set. Match. Jennifer is sharing an excerpt from Losing at Love, as well as a giveaway, so be sure to check it all out.



Title: Losing at Love

Author: Jennifer Iacopelli

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: February 24th

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Riley - Dawn Pendleton


*This is a new adult novel recommended for ages 17+***Although part of a series, each of the Callahan Brother novels can be read as stand-alones** 


Riley Callahan wasn’t looking for love. Hell, he wasn’t even looking for a job when Cade approached him at a beach party and all but hired him on the spot. Things like that just happened to Riley. He was a tumbleweed, going wherever the moment took him without a care in the world.

After meeting Lilah during his first week at Quest for Avalon, though, his world is about to change.


It’s not until six months later that he finally sees her again, and realizes that the things he now cares about revolve around her. He knows Lilah is the one … Now he just has to convince her that, together, they can overcome anything, including the evil presence from long ago that threatens to haunt their future.

Can love truly conquer all, or will evil triumph?

giovedì 29 gennaio 2015

COVER REVEAL - Waking Up In Leather by Shawnte Borris








Devastated

by the loss of her husband in the line of duty as a Chicago police officer,

Apryl McCalligan struggled to pull herself together and be strong for her two
children, Larissa and Ayden. Though intentions were good, moving on with life
within the tight-knit community became increasingly challenging when long-time
friends forever branded them as the
family he left behind.

With

the school year over and anxious for a new start, Apryl decides to leave

everything behind and start fresh somewhere far from the painful memories.


Devil's

Disciples Motorcycle Club VP, Slider

Tavern has felt something was lost or missing from his life for a while. Sure
his role in his father's club is fulfilling, but he's tired of the cliche's
that come with the club; namely, the same parade of women willing to do
anything he and his brothers wanted.

Something

stirs within him when he sees Apryl for the first time, and he's unwilling to

pass up the chance to fill the void in his life.


When

his association with her puts Apryl and her children's lives in danger, will

Slider be the cliche' he's always hated and refuse to let her go? Will he be
strong enough to walk away?

Or

will he be brave enough to stand up and fight for the one thing he's been

searching for his entire life?








Shawnté lives in central Alberta, with her husband Ricky of

10 amazing years and together they have two

beautiful children. Somehow her husband has managed to trick her into running a
cow/calf operation. As much as she fusses about it, she loves it. 





When Shawnté is not sitting at her kitchen table
hammering away on her laptop while watching the moose chase her cows across the
yard, yes this really happens. Then she is busy attend school activities,
community events and chauffeuring children here and there. She is big on
playing softball and watching hockey.




When the time

comes to relax, you will find her snuggled underneath her down comforter

reading on her Ipad. Wait…who are we kidding, if the dishes, vacuuming, laundry
or the bathrooms needs a hose down, you’ll always hear her say, “Just after
this chapter.” She doesn’t have a favorite author or best story because
everyday she falls in love with someone new. 




Shawnté is

technology challenged so with the help of Lacy you can find her anywhere. Please

go like her page and leave a review/star rating on the books she’s wrote.






Ways

to stay connected with Shawnte Borris:





Website: www.authorshawnteborris.com


Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6870599.Shawnte_Borris?from_search=true

Twitter:

@shawnte_author






Katie McGarry's NOWHERE BUT HERE Cover Reveal

West Side Story meets Sons of Anarchy?? Yes, please!

Katie McGarry's newest novel, NOWHERE BUT HERE, has a cover and we are thrilled to get to help reveal it to you today. The first novel in her upcoming The Thunder Road Series, NOWHERE BUT HERE is a young adult contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night. We have no doubt that when you get done, you're going to wish you were on a motorcycle and had your own cut of leather across your back!

Follow along today as pieces of the cover are revealed, and then stop by the HarlequinTeen Page to see the full cover at 7pm EST! And that's not all, of course! We have a few Behind-The-Scenes pictures from the photo shoot itself for you to enjoy as well! Check out the Behind-The-Scenes pictures and then scroll down for our puzzle piece!

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And here's the first piece to the cover for you!

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Don't miss all of the puzzle piece reveals throughout the day!


Alyssa Rose Ivy's SEDUCTION'S KISS Release Day


Seductions Kiss


Holy crow! We are so excited to bring you all the Release Day launch for Alyssa Rose Ivy's SEDUCTION'S KISS! SEDUCTION’S KISS is a prequel novella to LURE, a novel in her The Allure Chronicles Series. This novella is seriously fantastic! Go grab your copy today!!

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*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*


Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:

1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero

Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

We wove our way through the crowds. I glanced into the rows of bars and clubs teeming with people dressed in various degrees of costumes. Despite my apprehension of hanging out with someone I barely knew, the excitement seemed to be rubbing off on me. I found myself moving along to the music spilling out of one club when we were momentarily stopped.
“Duncan!” A girl with long blond hair yelled and proceeded to wrap her arms around Duncan’s neck. She was dressed as a pumpkin, if a pumpkin was just a skimpy piece of orange fabric. “Come dancing with us.” She was visibly drunk.
“Oh, hi.” He gave me an apologetic look.
I shrugged. It wasn’t like we were on a date.
“Why aren’t you dressed up? It’s Halloween. You’re supposed to be dressed up.”
He shoved a hand into his back pocket. “How do you know that I’m not dressed up?”
“Laurie!” The girl yelled. “It’s Duncan, the stripper who did Debbie’s party last week.”
Wait. What? Did he strip? Wow, that was pretty surprising. He wasn’t bad looking, but I hadn’t met a male stripper before.
Another girl ran over. This one was appropriately attired. She had an awesome lollipop costume on. She also gave Duncan a hug, so I decided to people watch while I waited. That’s when I saw him. The gorgeous guy from the bar. All six plus feet of his perfectness. This time he was wearing one of those sleeveless white t-shirts that showed off his muscular arms. But it wasn’t his muscles that jumped out the most. It was his beautiful set of black wings. Now that was a costume.
He glanced up just as he passed, and my chest tightened. He looked at me with curiosity for a second before continuing on. Maybe he vaguely remembered my face but didn’t know why. I wasn’t sure what would be worse, if he remembered the humiliating moment, or if he didn’t.
I suddenly felt embarrassed of my cat costume. Were the whiskers too much?
“Daisy?” Duncan called my name and snapped me out of my daze. “Ready?” The girls must have walked off while I was distracted because Duncan was alone watching me. I wondered how obvious my ogling was.
“Yeah, sure.”
Duncan towed me along until he turned into a dark and completely unappealing dive. This was his favorite place? I kept my mouth shut. I didn’t want to offend him. Maybe this was one of those hidden gems you always hear about. Just to be safe I texted Reyna the name of the place as inconspicuously as possible, Grounddiggers.
“Who are you texting?” Duncan asked as we walked through the entrance.
Evidently I wasn’t as inconspicuous as I thought. “Just a friend.” I’m not sure why I didn’t just tell him who it was. I just felt like it was safer not to.
He nodded at a bouncer, who like Duncan was dressed all in black. The bouncer grunted something unintelligible to Duncan. Duncan must have taken the grunt to mean enter because he pulled me further inside. 



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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young 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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