Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#Hater, book 2 in Cambria Hebert's Hashtag series ️COVER REVEAL


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BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Title: #Hater 
Series: The Hashtag Series #2 
Author: Cambria Hebert 
Release Date: January 12, 2015 
Genre: New Adult College Romance 
Format: Ebook and Print 

Synopsis:
It started with unspoken animosity. The bitter bite of jealousy. And now its full blown hate.

It was during my first football game that I first felt the first chill of hate. I looked it right in the eyes and felt its sticky tentacles reach out for me. I’d never experienced something so cold and empty before.

The effect of that look lingered, like an unspoken promise, long after it was gone. 

Becoming a couple – becoming the other half of a campus celebrity wasn’t easy. I let down walls guarding my heart and he looked past my glasses and accident prone tendencies. Romeo and I are an unlikely match, a #nerd and a jock. But we made it. 

And we’re happy. 

Zach doesn’t want us to be happy. He wants Romeo to pay for getting him kicked out of Omega and for the night he spent in jail. He’s going to use anything and everything he can to get his revenge. Including me. 

As the weather on campus grows cold and the days become dark, revenge becomes the center of someone’s life and the happiness Romeo and I worked so hard for is threatened. 

I can’t help but worry that our love is going to be overshadowed by hate.




AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.
Email: cambriahebert@rocketmail.com
Facebook: http://smarturl.co/CambriaHebertFanpage 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert 
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cambriahebert/pins/
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298677.Cambria_Hebertk

Badassery on the go

This is going to be a short post. But I now have blogger on my iPhone!! This so so cool. I hadn't realized they made a blogger app. I'm excited to say I feel more ready to use th this. I don't make a lot of posts often but  now that this is available-BE PREPARED WORLD!! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend COVER REVEAL

<3 COVER REVEAL <3
Diamond's Are a Girl's Best Friend
Author: Stephanie Nicole Garza writing as
S.N. Garza





Release: November 15, 2014
Cover Art: Airicka's Mystical Creations
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Blurb:
 
***for mature readers due to sexual content, graphic language, and violence. Not for young adult readers***

 

He will show her a world she never imagined.

 

She will show him how to open his heart to love.

 

Scarlet Castle is a small-town girl with big-city dreams. Ever since she can remember being a dancer on Broadway has been her goal, but downtown Houston is as far as she’s gotten.

Dax Dixon keeps the books at Saints and Sinners Lounge, a well-known cabaret in the heart of Houston. He’s also the grandson of a hard core motorcycle club president. No one can prove the club is full of criminals, but Dax doesn’t need proof for what he already knows. And he also has no intention of being involved.

As for the opposite sex? They were only good for one reason.

Then he meets Scarlet. Then all bets are off.

One night at the lounge Scarlet becomes a witness to a crime, living proof that the MC is not as pure as they want people to believe. Dax’s grandfather wants to eliminate her and he sends someone she least expects to get the job done.

Can Dax get to her in time to save her from the MC determined to destroy their future?

Monday, August 25, 2014

BEAST, part 2 by Ella James is LIVE


This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.


Yes or no? What will she do? Can Annabelle redeem Beast with her heart intact, or will her time at La Rosa Prison ruin her? Find out who Beast really is in the dark, erotic retelling of Beauty & The Beast.

Purchase on Amazon:http://amzn.to/1lsJO8H

Excerpt 
“You look nervous,” he says. His hand, still in my hair, turns to my cheek. It’s warm. Smells good. “Come and sit down.” 
He takes my hand and leads me to a window seat. A built-in bench, pressed up against a wall of glass. He wraps his hands around my waist and lifts me up. Sits me down up there. My eyes scan the patchy, dirt-strewn yard outside. The way the rain smashes off the ground and into something else. The sky is white. Stark white. 
“Just a minute,” he says. 
My mind screams as he steps away. He reaches onto some shelves along the wall and grabs an armful of navy blue blankets. Painters’ blankets, I realize as he holds them out for me. He sits them on the bench beside me. Smooths one out. Lifts me up and sits me on it. Then he tucks another one behind me. 
“Thank you,” I murmur. Despite the blankets’ tattered appearance, they seem soft enough. There’s no paint on them, and they don’t smell like it. Another one unfolded by his big hands, tucked around me. 
“You got wet. Warm up a moment.” 
I sit there because my brain is broken and my heart feels puffed up like a balloon. 
He climbs up behind me and gently nudges me forward. He leans his torso up against mine, spreads his legs around my butt and thighs. Strong hands begin to knead my shoulders. 
“Don’t be nervous here, Angel. I’ll take care of you. Always.”

About Ella James
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beast, part 1 Teaser Pics & they are hot!

CAN'T WAIT TO START DIVING INTO THIS! eLLA jAMES IS AWESOME! Go Check It Out! Look in previous post for links!
 


Beast, Part 1 by Ella James is LIVE!!!


This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.

TO A BRUTAL BEAST
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as BEAST. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.

NOW ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM
Annabelle Mitchell’s father is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to her father’s work, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When she catches Beast’s eye, he releases the warden and grabs the daughter. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.


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About Ella James
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Taste, a Take It Off novel is LIVE!

 
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TASTE is released!!!
Can't wait another minute to download it? Get it here:
Coming soon to ibooks and to paperback
About Taste
One taste is never enough…
Spencer Waller’s main purpose in life is to protect and serve. After spending years in the military, he gets a coveted spot on the Secret Service detail protecting the president. Spence doesn’t have time for women or all the work having a relationship with one requires. But just because he isn’t looking for a lady doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate a beautiful one when he sees her.
And he makes it a point to see one in particular every single day.
Elle Bond has literally chopped and fried her way to the top of the food chain. Earning a coveted position in the White House as the president’s personal chef, she figures her professional life can only get better. Her personal life, on the other hand, could use a little bit of an overhaul, and because of that, she tries to ignore the charm-dripping cookie thief every time he comes into her kitchen. After all, she knows better than anyone that just one taste of something good is never enough.
One night after work, Elle is assaulted, threatened, and given an ultimatum. She can’t go to the police, and she sure as hell can’t do what she was ordered.
But she has to. Or else.
Pale, shaken, and scared to death, Elle confides in Spence, and his protective instincts take over. Together, Elle and Spencer have to uncover a sinister plot and stop it before someone ends up dead.
 
 
Spencer's Cookie in a Mug Recipe
A fast treat to enjoy while you read Taste!
Ingredients 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tbsp brown sugar Pinch of salt 1 egg yolk ¼ cup flour 2 tbsp chocolate chips (mini’s work great!) Directions Mix all ingredients into a microwavable safe mug. Microwave for 60 seconds. Serve to the cookie monster in your life!  
Thank you all so much for your support!! I hope you download and enjoy Taste!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

High Expectations- Low Execution

Anybody else just a little bit disappointed? I  have to say, I was. I don't ever really post my reviews on my blog. I am not a blogger like that. however! I feel totally gipped. I mean, just look at the cover. I am seriously in L.O.V.E with this cover. It's stunning. I automatically one-clicked pre-order because-hello! We get a Maddox bro fix, right? Uh. No I don't really feel that way. I seen a lot of people leave 5 star reviews, so maybe they did get what they were looking for. There's a tiny thrill at the end when they find out who TJ is. Uh. I figured that out early on. It wasn't that hard to guess. Especially the way Cami was holding on so. I gave Beautiful Oblivion a solid 4 stars. I don't really give anything less than a 3. It was a 'it's good but it could be better' type rating for me.

Don't get me wrong. I liked reading the book. There just wasn't enough comical back and for, angst between Trent and Cami for this readers enjoyment. I loved both characters, but it just wasn't in-depth enough. Trent is an awesome character, so is Cami, I mean I would have loved to have read more about her family, the issues with her dad. Because it kinda leaves you hanging on the family front.

If this is the standard for what we will expect for the Maddox bro's series, then I hope it gets better. If I wasn't going to a book signing featuring JM, I probably wouldn't have bought the paperback. the price of the eBook, eh, should be lowered I think. And I hate saying that. But that's how I feel.

I do recommend the book to JM fan's and hope they get more out of B.O than I did. :(


Laters, Baby
Stephanie N

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fun Fearless Female

Over the last week, I have seen/read stuffin regards to the female person. Am I a fun fearless female? No. I am by far fearless. I think I'm fun, most of the time lol. Of course I am a female. Duh. I am not as confident as I believe I should be. That's the insecurity inside me. I am a 250+ lb woman. I barely eat so idk why. lol. Should I be ashamed of my weight? I don't think so. I have made poor choices, but I am doing my best. Anyways! Okay, the three topics I've been hearing around the social grapevine is the whole 'hobby lobby' thing about (A) birth control. Then I saw these two YouTube videos about being a female, (B) loving your body and (C) #LikeAGirl the Always commercial. Which actually brought tears to my eyes. Why you say? That shit effects every female. Tall, short, chubby, thin. Whoever you are. Do I say skinny bitches sometimes? Yes. Am I jealous? No. I have a beautiful family and my husband loves every single one of my curves. Do I wanna get fatter? FUCK NO! I'm working on that shit.

But those three topics are what I wanna talk about. First all, I am against abortion. I don't believe in it. Am I anti-feminism? Hell no. I'm all about empowering the female population. Trust me, my friends know how I'm all about the girl power. IS IT YOUR BODY? Yes and no. As a female, yes it is your right to choose to get an abortion, and sorry this might start sounding harsh but I feel strongly about this. GOT ISSUES? Leave me a comment. --- Kay. The no part of my answer is because I believe that God owns me. He is my ALL. I wouldn't even exist if he didn't want me to. So that's why I say no. Yes it is your body, your choice, but ladies, you CHOSE to spread your thighs for a man. Condoms? BC Pills, IUD, the shot, whatever birth control you choose, IS NOT 100% effective!

Ladies, I'm living fucking proof. I had just had my first son...waited the allotted time before I had relations with my husband. And before that, I got a 99.9% effective IUD inside my vagina. I will tell you, IT IS NOT 100%. I was UNKNOWINGLY four months pregnant when I had a miscarriage. NO symptoms, NO weight gain...nothing. Just one day I strained to go to the bathroom, starting cramping, thought, shit I'm about to have my period, so I prepared myself, went to work. I was 15 minutes on the clock when I coughed (I was sick) pretty hard and I could have sworn I fucking peed my pants. Told my manger I had an accident, I needed to go home, but he noticed I was shaking and panicky he called an ambulance, not half an hour later, I was giving birth to a 15-16 weeks baby boy. Yeah, they could tell his sex. FYI that has been the #1 most scariest, depressing, desolate moment I have ever encountered in my (well then 25 years but) almost 30 years of my life. That's still number one. If you've never experience that, I don't know how to explain it to you. BACK to the whole birth control thing, your boy better be like triple suited up with those killing sperm-germ condoms, you wearing a diaphragm, and taking birth control to be lucky. If you're single and with a boyfriend you're not sure you're gonna be with for the long haul or you don't think be great daddy potential, I suggest you keep them legs closed. You want 100% of not getting preggo, buy a fucking vibrator. Don't know how, look me up on facebook. Trust me, I know great websites you can go to.

Hobby Lobby choosing what they did, well that organization is pro-creation. They don't believe in the morning after pill or getting an abortion. That should have no problem for people who shop there. If you're an employee, you know where you work. It's not something you should say 'they don't support the 'it's my body, my rules' belief then i'll take my business elsewhere' type statement. It's their belief. It's news because they won. But then, what the fuck do I know. I'm Christian, I'm pro-creation, this bitch (me) knew what I was doing when I forwent all that shit with my man, I got pregnant. Was I scared? FUCK IN A, I was scared. I wasn't married to him, my previous marriage that had lasted a year and a half and NOT ONCE used condoms, never got pregnant. GOD has a plan for each of us. If he gives you a baby, your choice, is between you and Him. You gotta live with that choice, but I know some women who have had an actual abortion, and some have no idea how to forgive themselves. There's something missing. My own was a spontaneous abortion because the chemicals or hormones in the IUD killed my baby. Stuff happens. Would I continue shopping at HL? Uh, yeah. I love Hobby Lobby. They are the bomb. I love their merchandise. That's why I go there and buy, not because theirs beliefs.----------okay!

On to the funner stuff.
The (B) & (C)
If you haven't watched these videos, I ENCOURAGE you SO MUCH to. They are powerful, moving and (B) All about That Bass, love it. It's about loving the body you're given. Hey you choose to lose weight? That's awesome. But be a healthy weight. If you're a size 2 or 12 or like me 18, and that's just how your body is? ROCK THAT BODY LIKE NOBODY BIDNESS! Losing weight, keeping it off, it's a lifestyle. (I said I was working on it lol) But you should love your body. Not down it because you think you're overweight. My size goal is 14. That's an awesome fucking body shape. Tits, ass and nice flat (with fleshy softness) tummy, I think that's sexy. Whatever your body type it, love it, you wanna change it? Do it for the better! Not because of what the fucking world expects. UH HELLO! Average size is WHAT!? 14 Peeps! So rock your body at any size! If you're overweight, and NEED to lose weight to stay healthy? Well, it's hard (I should know, I SAID I'M WORKING ON IT DIDN'T I? :)* ) but that is something like life and death. You wanna live, lose weight, don't wanna have high blood pressure or diabetes, lose weight. Well, this bitch (me) will EVENTUALLY lose weight, but I'll stay at a size 14. I like my man being able to enjoy this body. :)

(C) the #LikeAGirl commercial. Yes. It totally brought tears to my eyes because the first part of it, is so true. I mean what do YOU think 'throwing like a girl' 'fighting like a girl' 'running like a girl' means? Something wimpy, puny or female? Well, bitches, I'm here to tell you, you're female. OWN THAT SHIT! There is nothing, wimpy, puny, pathetic, unworthy, useless, INFERIOR, about being female. Hello, God made man, but he wasn't satisfied with just a male, so he took a part of man and made a female. Yeah, periods totally suck ass sometimes, (Ugh...totally) but we also give life. Let me see a MAN give birth. They can't handle it. I can't remember the YouTube video of these two fathers going through an actual 'contraction' sequence but at the end-they were whimpering like sad puppies. As females, we have power, there is NOTHING to be ashamed of. Could shit getting embarrassing as a female, yes, but God made us and if he didn't want us, he'd would've stuck with just man. This is not to bash the male population either because, well we need males just as much. Can't have one without the other.

My point is this...male-female-chubby-tall-short-thin, BE YOU! Be the best YOU! There is only ONE you. Don't let anyone tear you down because you're different (like me), weird (like me, ask my co-workers, they think I'm cray-cray lol), black, white, Mexican, whatever. There is only one person you need to please. God. And if you're married, your husband. Murder is a sin. ; ) JK I love my husband, he deserves so much and God gave him me. He should be so lucky!

God bless, and #HOLLA ladies. TALK TO ME!






COVER REVEAL for TASTE (a Take It Off series stand alone) by CAMBRIA HEBERT


FYI : LOVE THIS COVER. CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Taste by Cambria Hebert
(Take It Off) 

Publication date: July 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
 
 
 
 
 
 

Synopsis:

A Take It Off novella
One taste is never enough.
Spencer Waller’s main purpose in life is to protect and serve. After spending years in the military he gets a coveted spot on the secret service detail protecting the president. Spence doesn’t have time for women or all the work having a relationship with one requires. But just because he isn’t looking for a lady doesn’t mean he can’t appreciate a beautiful one when he sees her.

And he makes it a point to see one in particular every single day.

Elle Bond has literally chopped and fried her way to the top of the food chain. Earning a coveted position in the White House as the president’s personal chef she figures her professional life can only get better. Her personal life on the other hand could use a little bit of an overhaul and because of that she tries to ignore the charm dripping cookie thief every time he comes into her kitchen. After all, she knows better than anyone that just one taste of something good is never enough.

One night after work Elle is assaulted, threatened and given an ultimatum. She can’t go to the police and she sure as hell can’t do what she was ordered.

But she has to. Or else.
Pale, shaken and scared to death Elle confides in Spence and his protective instincts take over. Together Elle and Spencer have to uncover a sinister plot and stop it before someone ends up dead. 


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22556226-taste



AUTHOR BIO
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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Cambria’s website: http://www.cambriahebert.com 
 
**CoVER WRaP**
 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

⌘MY SWEET TEMPTATIOIN COVER REVEAL⌘

 
Title: My Sweet Temptation
Author: S.N. Garza
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Release July 31
Cover Art: Airicka’s Mystical Creations
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Airickas-Mystical-Creations/462373910480084
 
Blurb:
Tempting me to sin and sinning never tasted so sweet.
My name is Axel, and this is my story of how I became his. Only his. And how I desperately wanted him.
He walked in when I least expected it and turned every one of my doubts to ash. He made me burn. He made me ache. He made my body surrender to his every command.
Now I have to decide. To stay his, or to stay in the gilded cage I’ve lived in my whole life.
 
⌘MY SWEET TEMPTATIOIN COVER WRAP
 
TEASER PICTURES
 
 
 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Passion...and Dancing in the Dark

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Passion...My fearless passion

What makes you---nah, I have got to learn how to stop asking questions at the beginning of each post. So--- I’ll tell you what makes me feel the most creative. What makes me feel stress-free. As a 250 (give or take 5 lbs-I know…sigh…) pound woman, its kinda breath taking. And I mean that in the literal sense. It literally takes my breath. Like hyperventilating, almost can’t breathe sometimes if I don’t stop and take breaks and WATER breaks in between. What can I say, being overweight will seriously do that to you, I’ve tried losing it but food…bad naughty food-is just too good. Okay-BACK ON TOPIC! What could I be talking about? What’s my think-free passion? Dancing. I love to dance. I only do it when my husband works his overnight job, my kids are asleep and the lights are all off. Strange that I dance in the dark? Trust me I know everything in my living room and I do keep my eyes opne. I have great night vision. Anyway. I’m chubby and shit jiggles, I can’t dance in the light. It’s a hang up-it’s totally a fear of mine but whatev-that’s not the purpose of this post. Dancing for me makes me feel somehow fearless, and alive. Even with my heart starts beating really hard during a Whitney Houston song-I sometimes make it to the end and sometimes I seriously have to take a breath and drink some H2O before I feel like throwing up. Yeah, three minutes kills me sometimes, but I don’t ever feel bad. Just sometimes really fucking out of breath.
I am a mother-and yes they too are my passion-well they are my reason for breathing. Them and my husband-well God too naturally-I wouldn’t be here without Him, you know?-I’m not really talking about that.
I mean doing something that gets the creative juices flowing. I’ve taking dance classes for every elective since elementary school. I was in shape back then. LMAO. Anyway. Dancing for me creates whatever chemical in your brain that gets you feeling like Rocky Balboa when he finally reaches the top steps of whatever building that is-I’ve never really seen the movie, which makes me want to buy the movie now-but when he pumps his arms in the air like he accomplished some great fear.
It really gets my brain to think out of the box-I’d like to do it more if I didn’t feel so effing insecure-hey! We all have our issues, shit jiggling on my body when I can see it is mine. Playing around with my kids is something totally different FYI-When I dance in the dark (Fuck that sounds like something a stripper might say lol. Or something bad and naughty sorry)-anyway, when I dance and I’m ALONE (lol) my brain just de-stresses. Yeah, that’s not a word, and to WORD2013 and autocorrect, you can suck it because I’m adding it to my dictionary biatches-I don’t think about my job or my home life, I have so much fun dancing to pop songs, or 80’s music that’s made for dancing. I love dance movies, like Footloose, Center Stage, Burlesque, Step Up (only movie one with Channing Tatum-sorry all the others just are not my thing-#ChanningTatumGirl), Honey, even Billy Elliot. I do like watching ballet, I suck at it but it’s pretty to watch.
Any style of dancing too. Well to watch anyway. I could never physically do any of that, but I create my own style, I’m a gangsta that way. LMAO.
I would have loved to have gone pro, if I was a lot thinner and hubby/kidless. My life is great and I’m almost 30 so I’m not worried about that.
Like I said I’ve been dancing since I was a kid. Even as a teen and I had a lock on my door lol, I would play my music loud, because well what teen wouldn’t? Back then I was in great shape so I did it whenever I wanted.
Now, I like reading and I write and I LOVE THAT. I like seriously L-O-V-E reading and writing, yes is a passion of mine, and of course it’s creative but it doesn’t give me this ME-TIME. I know a lot of mothers out there who ME-TIME means taking a shower-that’s your ME-TIME. Mine too. Hence, the dancing with kids are ASLEEP and my hubby is working.
There’s not really a purpose to this post, except telling you how I get my engine revving, how I de-stress and feel my heart pulsing with life. Sometimes when I dance, I come up with the best things to write about in my books. I come up with plots or scenes for my books and I can usually stop dancing and write like a mad woman trying to get it all down. Example, there is a book in my PPDS series that is like the 5th or 6th book, I have notes of course but one evening I was dancing and thinking about my writing-(this was back before I even thought of Bound or any other series other than PPDS. At that time PPDS was the only thing I was writing)-thinking about my writing and about the girl who ends up being in a human trafficking ring and escaping etc., well I thought up how she was going to get out of under the guys thumb and saving the girls who was in the brothel or whatever with her. And how years later, becomes an advocate for these women and so on and so forth. I handwrote like idk maybe like 3000 words just from dancing. Of course I usually keep listening to music so I can keep that flow going.
I hope whatever it is you’re passionate about makes you feel rejuvenated and free. I love my family to the ends of this earth and back again. So don’t take this post as a selfish post. I’m just telling you what helps me get creative and feel like I can conquer whatever it is that is ahead of me.
Yeah, dancing does that for me. Even if it’s in the dark.
Tell me what makes you feel fearless! What makes you feel like you?
Thank you for reading this! Feel free to comment and leave me a line. Talk to me!
Take care, xoxo
Stephanie G

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hangers? Or no hangers? Cliffhangers, that is the question?

Okay, this will be a short post (Sorry, I thought it was going to be but MY BAD!), but how do y'all like cliffhangers in books? Any type of books, but I only read romance, so those are the only ones that interest me.

Anyways, do you like them? Or do you want to maim the author for leaving you in the dust, WAITING for the next installment? Especially if you have to wait almost a YEAR for the book? Those cliffies, I hate with a passion. As an author (well whatever kind of author I am) I understand this because if authors have a list of books they need to write and the order they want to get them out of.

Example, my first novel, Love Came Back, no it doesn't have a cliffhanger, but after I wrote it, I started on Anchor Me, book 2 in the series--think of it like Maya Banks KGI series or Cindy Gerard's Bodyguard series, except mine is a group of women and they are good friends, etc.--well Anchor Me I started handwriting it because whenever I got to a computer? Nothing. Zip. Zero imagination. But on paper? BAM! I wrote half of it. But then Christmas came, busy time for everybody and then i had a lot of crap going on @ my main job, (I work at Chili's Bar & Grill), where the hours get crazy because i worked a lot of split shifts. Crazy. Anyway.---- Then! Bam, an idea got in my head. If you have read or started to read Bound, I mentioned that the song 'Cop Car' by Keith Urban is the basis of where I got the idea of Bound from. Every time for like a month, every single time i heard that song, I was like, man, this would be a great beginning to a novel. or something likewise. I finally said eff'it and ending up downloading the song on my iTunes, and listening to the song on REPEAT the entire time i was writing the prologue and then WAMMO! I wrote Bound in 33days. I dropped Anchor Me (AM is my shorthand name for it FYI), and I wrote Bound. I hated that I dropped AM because i LOVE NATHAN. He's a dark and damaged man. I love me some Nathan. I can't wait to get back to writing it. I have to type it. UGH. That'll be the suckie part. Anyway. Getting off topic. That was my example. I probably won't get to AM until after my current project, Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (DAAGBF for abv.)

ANYWAY! I hate waiting for the next book especially if authors give you a preview of the next one and it sounds SOO DANG GOOD! Then bam- a year goes by or six months whatever and then you're like-well I've read probably about 100-200 books in that time. I KNOW! I'VE BEEN THERE! But the gist is this, cliffies suck total ass, BUT enjoy the anticipation! You can read books in between and when the next installment comes in, reread the previous. Or what I sometimes do, especially if the books are like a mini-series, with many quick installments, ask to see how many installments, how quickly will they be published and if they are close together? buy each one, or whatever and if you have a Kindle (well on my paperwhite anyway I can), you can make a collection to put different books in the collection and when you have them all? Read them all like that.

If it's a full length novel and at the end there's like a major cliffhanger and you have to wait for it? Eh. I honestly don't know what to say. I usually just say, read books in between.

Don't give out low ass ratings because it left you wondering. Sometimes it's good to anticipate the next installment. Think of it as a TV series! The leave cliffhangers and it's like WTF!?!?!? You can't do this to me! Hello, of course they can. It makes you want to wait and watch the next one!

So! Don't hate and rate low ratings on serial shorts. It is what it is.

Laters, now I am gonna try and write a bit on DAAGBF. Dax is telling me to shut up and write!

Look at him? I LOVE CHRIS PINE@! So effing HOT! love the Star Trek's he's in.
I even loved him in Princess Diaries 2!
Makes me wanna take that finger and bite it. grr...arg...CHOMP! lol

Monday, June 2, 2014

BOUND IS LIVE!!!!

Hi everyone! Well, as of 7:30PM, June 1, my second book, Bound is LIVE on Amazon. Unfortunately, I am only keeping it on amazon. I do have ePub copies available though. I am so excited that I finished it and I get to share everything with y'all. I had my release party yesterday, with some awesome giveaways! Glad for everyone who made it. I think the next time though, I'll make it like a week thing so everyone who wants to enter, can enter. I didn't encounter the time zone difference! #BlondeMoment

Anyway, I am hard at work on Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. I am making it a goal to be done either by the end of this month or mid July. I'd really like to have Diamonds done and print ready by the time my VERY FIRST BOOK SIGNING (woot-woot!) in mid-August.
 
 
Lots of Authors will be there. Most of whom I do not know! I know it's gonan be a blast!
 
The second signing i'll be a featured author will be at Houston BookRave, November 15
Now this one will be my highlight!!!! I got TWO VIR (Very Important Reader) packages (sorry one is for myself) The second will be full of signed swag- some books- etc that I'll be giving away here on my blog! Exciting year ahead! I've been very blessed! Thank you so much for everyone who supports me and all INDIE authors! You so totally rock!
 
 
And look at my banner!
(I'm covering up one of the book covers-NOT YET REVEALED-maybe at the end of this month!)
 
 


Monday, May 26, 2014

Finished BOUND!!!

So, Bound my second novel is finished! HOLLA! I am super excited to have it done and back from the editors. All I gotta say about that? I used AND like there was no tomorrow. Crazy right?

Anyways. I just finished formatting it for paperback and my girl Airicka over at Airicka's Mystical Creations, is finishing up sizing my cover for createspace and as soon as she sends it i'll be ordering my proof copy! (after the wait of course) but this is such an exciting time for me. Never thought I'd actually finish a book that wasn't in my primary series, PPDS, but Bound came to me to surprisingly and I really hope everyone loves the Courtland and Addy's story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

****Bound COVER REVEAL****

 
Bound
a novel
S.N. Garza
 
 
Title: Bound
by: Stephanie Garza
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31, 2014
 
Blurb:
 
Courtland spent his childhood watching his mother turn tricks and bow to her abusive pimp. It taught him a lot about relationships and how never to get involved in one. When he meets sweet Adelaide, his life is forever changed. Her gentle personality has his thinking maybe his vow to never commit is misplaced. Until she disappears out of his life.
Adelaide knew the only way to escape the darkness she’s lived her life in, is to go back to the one place that’s haunted her dreams. Home. Reuniting with Courtland is the last thing on her mind until she becomes helpless to his every kiss. Hopeless to his ever touch. And no matter how far she tries to run, her heart is irrevocably bound to him.