Now that’s a reason to celebrate. Am I right?
So, you might think, why is that girl posting contemporary romance? This is a PARANORMAL romance site, doggonit!
Well, I love romance of ALL KINDS. Anyone who knows me knows I’m OBSESSED with the Regency (so, yeah, Regency romance!). Paranormal and scifi romance are probably my faves, but a good contemporary? Yeah, I like those a LOT. And Bird After Bird by Leslea Tash is beyond good and into the realm of stellar. I laughed. I cried. I shouted at the characters for being idiots. And I got all squishy over the romance. Yup, it’s one of THOSE books. And I can’t get enough. Even better? Right now it’s just 99 cents. WOOT!
I loved this book SO much! You should pick up your copy today. Seriously, you’re going to love it.
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s some giveaway goodness going on. You know me! I love a good giveaway! So hop on over here and check it out.
Dear Birdy, Princess Birdzilla von MuffinStuff, Keeper of Dreams, Lover of our Fine Feathered Friends, queen of my life and light of my world, I hope this letter finds you well. If you are reading this then I am gone, and sweetheart, I am so sorry.
Chi-town professional Wren Riley is 25 and a rising star in the business world. She can eat a man alive and laugh about it to her girlfriends in seconds flat–and she does, on the regular. Behind the power suits and the flashing, flirty eyes, however, Wren has a secret, vulnerable side. Following a devastating loss and the discovery of a bird journal she and her father made together years before, Wren sets out to seek peace, closure, and something she just can’t name. Is that something tied to the little paper cranes she keeps finding along the way?
Laurence Byrd grew up a lanky Hoosier kid with the good/bad fortune of having the same name as the state’s perennial basketball legend. With a better affinity for dogs than sports or school, he ends up in the Army instead of the Chicago art school of his dreams. Still, his service to our country is something he can be proud of–until an argument with the girl who means the world to him results in a series of events that blows his life apart. With no one left to understand him, black sheep Laurie pours out his heart into letters and drawings he never intends to send–then he folds them into paper cranes that he leaves behind like messages in little winged bottles. He never dreams someone might be finding them.
God damn it, Sylvia, for a few moments I tricked myself into feeling really alive. I cut it off before anyone got hurt, but just for a moment or two, I really thought I might feel something again–something like trust. Something like love. Not the kind of love we had, but something new. Something like hope.
Spoiler alert: Wren and Laurie are going to meet. And when they do, their lives are never going to be the same.
“I must admit that when I got to the end of this book, I let out a tiny whimper from under my breath. It was over and I didn’t want it to be; the style of writing was unique, fun, quirky and witty.” ~JC at All Is Read
“Sweet and delightful.” ~Yolanda, of Yolanda Has So Many Books
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There’s nothing like having your memory wiped by an ancient magical spell, or having two men fighting over you. Still, Zip is mostly focused on one thing: getting out of her human body and back to her djinn clan. There’s just one problem: it’s never been done before.
With her memory of him gone, the only thing Mick wants is to remind Zip of how amazing they were together. Unfortunately he’s got competition in the suave, mysterious Ian Chambers. But Ian has his own agenda and Mick is convinced it’s a deadly one.
I’m also doing a giveaway over on my Facebook page, so stop by and enter for your chance to win some awesome prizes!
UPDATED Note: For those of you who have Nooks or eReaders other than Kindle, Soulshifter will be available on Barnes & Noble and iTunes within the next few weeks. It is available on Kobo now.
For those of you wanting to pick up the first three books of Dragon Wars before Green Witch is out this spring, the Dragon Wars boxed set is now available on Amazon. The boxed set contains the first three Dragon Wars books: Dragon Warrior, Dragon Lord, and Dragon Goddess.
Here’s a little something to check out, New Adult Contemporary Romance from Jessica Gibson. It’s brand new and available today.
Title: The Harder I Fall
Author: Jessica Gibson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Becca Langer was not a normal girl, she didn’t have normal girl problems. For most of her life, she’s had to take care of herself, her younger brother Chad, and her drunk mother. She’s lived under the shadow of what her father did when she was ten years old. Forever branded by his actions.
College was her escape, she could get away and finally live. Her dream was to make it in the New York Ballet Company one day. That for her meant a long road full of hard work and dedication. She didn’t have time for distractions, and Levi Klein was definitely a distraction.
Will Levi be able to crack through her tough exterior and really see the wounded soul underneath? Becca needs to be loved, but the question is, will she let Levi love her?
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Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she’s down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the “someday” section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.
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A DETERMINED GIRL…
Dindi can’t do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi’s clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan.
AN EXILED WARRIOR…
Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn’t commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cannibals and hexers don’t kill him first, this is his chance to escape the shadow of his father’s wars and his mother’s curse. But when he rescues a young Initiate girl, he finds himself drawn into as deadly a plot as any he left behind. He must decide whether to walk away or fight for her… assuming she would even accept the help of an exile.
Blue-skinned rusalki grappled Dindi under the churning surface of the river. She could feel their claws dig into her arms. Their riverweed-like hair entangled her legs when she tried to kick back to the surface. She only managed to gulp a few breaths of air before they pulled her under again.
She hadn’t appreciated how fast and deep the river was. On her second gasp for air, she saw that the current was already dragging her out of sight of the screaming girls on the bank. A whirlpool of froth and fae roiled between two large rocks in the middle of the river. The rusalka and her sisters tugged Dindi toward it. Other water fae joined the rusalki. Long snouted pookas, turtle-like kappas and hairy-armed gwyllions all swam around her, leading her to the whirlpool, where even more fae swirled in the whitewater.
“Join our circle, Dindi!” the fae voices gurgled under the water. “Dance with us forever!”
“No!” She kicked and swam and stole another gasp for air before they snagged her again. There were so many of them now, all pulling her down, all singing to the tune of the rushing river. She tried to shout, “Dispel!” but swallowed water instead. Her head hit a rock, disorienting her. She sank, this time sure she wouldn’t be coming up again.
“Dispel!” It was a man’s voice.
Strong arms encircled her and lifted her until her arms and head broke the surface. Her rescuer swam with her toward the shore. He overpowered the current, he shrugged aside the hands of the water faeries stroking his hair and arms. When he reached the shallows, he scooped Dindi into his arms and carried her the rest of the way to the grassy bank. He set her down gently.
She coughed out some water while he supported her back.
“Better?” he asked.
She nodded. He was young–only a few years older than she. The aura of confidence and competence he radiated made him seem older. Without knowing quite why, she was certain he was a Tavaedi.
“Good.” He had a gorgeous smile. A wisp of his dark bangs dangled over one eye. He brushed his dripping hair back over his head.
Dindi’s hand touched skin–he was not wearing any shirt. Both of them were sopping wet. On him, that meant trickles of water coursed over a bedrock of muscle. As for her, the thin white wrap clung transparently to her body like a wet leaf. She blushed.
“It might have been easier to swim if you had let go of that,” he teased. He touched her hand, which was closed around something. “What were you holding onto so tightly that it mattered more than drowning?”
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Another one of my Cupcake Goddess stories is live on Amazon. For those who love my cranky goddess of love and beauty, Branwen, Soulfully Sweet is just 99 cents.
(Please note: Soulfully Sweet was originally published in The Haunted Collection from The Eclective.)
“People die for freedom …”
There is chaos in the kingdom of Medeisia. The rebels have gone into the mountains to hide, protected by the dragons. Their only hope lies in a band of insurgents who made an arduous trek across the Ardus to seek the aid of a king …
Plagued by grief, seventeen year-old Drastona Consta-Mayria becomes a leader for her people, the voice of the common folk, the forest, and the dragons. Living now among the royalty of Sadeemia, Drastona and the rebels must navigate something much more complicated than war, politics.
Prince Cadeyrn of Sadeemia is a powerful mage, a second son living under the constant threat of assassination. He’s a man existing in the shadow of tragedy. But there is hope in his magic, hope in the way he fights, and hope in what he can do for his country.
War has been declared between Sadeemia and Medeisia, a war led by rebels and aided by a king. But can the rebels survive the court of Sadeemia? For in the magnificent marble halls lies betrayal.
“People die so others may live.”
I’m involved in several big book giveaways this winter. The next big one is the Dragons of Midwinter Fantasy Giveaway.
So far there are 22 authors (and climbing) donating their fantasy books to the giveaway. Everything from epic fantasy to contemporary paranormal. And there are TWO awesome prizes.
Grand Prize is a MASSIVE collection of both paper and ebooks from all the authors. Swag, too. The second place winner will receive an ebook collection of all the authors’ books. Awesome, right?
I’m donating Fearless, plus some random swag.
To get a list of authors/books involved and to join the giveaway fun, hop over to the blog HERE.
Also on sale tomorrow, A Grave Desire by the lovely Tara Rose. Between the two of us, we’re going to have a blast.
Come join in the shenanigans!