Thursday, June 26, 2014


It's finally here!
The release of the first Trouble novel,
The Trouble with Flying

When nineteen-year-old introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go. Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?

Amazon | iTunes | Smashwords | Goodreads
Barnes&Noble (coming) | Kobo (coming)

The Trouble with Flying is currently available in ebook format only, but print editions will be available in a few weeks!

A note from me
The book means A LOT to me, not only because it's set in my home country (which I now get to share with tons of readers!), but because Sarah, the main character, is more like me than any other character I've ever written.
So I'm really excited for you guys to read this one!


"... perfect for lounging around with in the sun." ~ LOST TO BOOKS

"... one of my favorite reads this year!" ~ CHERIE REICH, AUTHOR

"I highly recommend this book!" ~ KRISTA MCLAUGHLIN, AUTHOR

P.S. There's a GIVEAWAY going on (for a book of your choice from The Book Depository) for anyone who leaves a review of this novel online within the next two weeks! Post your reviews, then enter here!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Read and Review THE TROUBLE WITH FLYING and You Could Win Your Choice of Book from The Book Depository!

Hello dear readers! You've come to the right place if you are:

  1. interested in reading The Trouble with Flying,
  2. happy to write a few (or more, if you like!) sentences on what you think about it, and
  3. looking to win a book of your choice from The Book Depository

So what do you have to do?

  1. Before June 20th - Enter your info in the Google doc below.
  2. On June 20th - an ebook version of The Trouble with Flying will be sent to you.
  3. Before July 10th - Post a review on any or all these sites: Amazon, B&N, Goodreads, iTunes, Kobo
  4. Before July 10th - Come back here and enter the giveaway by pasting your review links into the Rafflecopter form below.

How do I know if The Trouble With Flying is the type of book I want to read?

When introvert Sarah boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, the last thing she expects is Aiden, the guy sitting next to her who’s never flown anywhere before and refuses to shut up. Hours of random conversation later, they part ways. Sarah can’t stop thinking about Aiden, though, and wondering if she made a terrible mistake letting him go. Should she abandon her safe, predictable life and go in search of him, or would she be chasing a happily ever after that could never exist in real life?

Genre: Sweet NA Romance
Length: approx 220 print pages

Click the images to enlarge them and read two short excerpts from the book! 

After you've posted your review online, come back here and 
paste the links to be entered into the giveaway!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cover Reveal for Contemporary Romance HEART & SOUL (The Minstrel Series) by Lee Strauss

If you haven't yet read any of Lee Strauss's Minstrel Series books,
I urge you to try them out. The first one is free
Today we get to see the cover for the THIRD book in the series, and honestly?
I think it's my favourite so far!

AVAILABLE July 7th! 
Contemporary Romance

She's heartbroken. He's heartless.

Gabriele Baumann-Smith is deliriously in love with her young husband Lennon.
Except, it turns out that Lennon Smith isn't his real name. In fact, he's full of secrets: a cottage on the southern British coast, an old girlfriend and... an identical twin brother.

Callum Jones—not his real name—can't believe his brother's widow came to England. He'd warned Mick—Lennon—that an inheritance could put the girl's life in danger, and he was right.
“Mrs. Smith” is the last thing Callum needs to worry about right now. She's beautiful, sure, takes his breath away at times. But when she looks at him, who does she see?

Gabriele's heart is battered and bruised. Can one brother fix what the other left behind? And will they live long enough to find out?

About The Minstrel Series:
every love story needs a song

The Minstrel Series is a collection of contemporary romance novels set in the singer/songwriter world. The books are companion novels, with shared settings and characters, but each is a complete stand-alone story with a HEA (happily ever after) and no cliffhangers!

The books include MP3 links to original music by talented Indie Artists,
so you can hear the characters sing!

Books in the Minstrel Series can be read in any order, but are best enjoyed in sequence.

#1 - Sun & Moon (digital versions Free everywhere!)
#2 - Flesh & Bone 
#3 - Heart & Soul (July 7th!)
     - Peace & Goodwill (Christmas Novella coming fall of 2014)

Lee Strauss is the author of The Minstrel Series (contemporary romance), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian) and young adult historical fiction. She is the married mother of four grown children, three boys and a girl, and divides her time between British Columbia, Canada and Dresden, Germany. When she's not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and do yoga. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), soy lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.

Lee also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Come and see the cover for GIRLS ON FIRE!

What happens when you bring together 10 award-winning, critically acclaimed authors? 

The GIRLS ON FIRE boxed set, coming June 16th!

And now we'd like to present you with the cover,
designed by Morgan Media!

For some reason, blogs all over the internet--including mine--are converting the blue in this cover to a washed out-grey. If you'd like to see it in all its original blue glory, 
click here to see in on Facebook!

Here's what you'll find inside this collection...

WITCH FALL – Amber Argyle
High Fantasy
Supreme in their dominion over seasons, storms, and sea, the witches have forgotten the unmatched destructiveness of mankind. And among the weapons men seek are the magical songs of the witches. Born of witches but raised among their enemies, Lilette searches for a way to heal the rift between mankind and the witches. But it may be too late to save either. For if there is one thing Lilette has come to know for certain, it’s that all things fall.

Paranormal Romance
For centuries, Alex Night and Emil Stone have yearned for Evie Starling. When both men claim to be her soul mate and tell her about an unbelievable past, Evie learns that she’s not the person she thought she was, and her soul is about to become the rope in an eternal tug-of-war.

AWAKENING – Christy Dorrity
When an ancient curse threatens McKayla McCleery's family, she must decide what in her life is real and what is fantasy. Based in Celtic mythology, Awakening is a gripping young adult fantasy that is rife with magic, romance, and mystery.

INEVITABLE – Tamara Hart Heiner
Visions of death plague Jayne, who thinks watching her sister die is the worst that could happen to her. But when she witnesses a murder, Jayne realizes that the next death she sees might be her own.

WATCHED – Cindy M. Hogan
Romantic Suspense
Change. She longed for it.
A murder. She will never be the same.

Allison O'Malley's long-lost father shows up and tells her about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan.

Futuristic Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Gabriella Kilpatrick can shoot fire from her hands, which would be great if she didn’t get blamed for a blazing inferno that kills 17 schoolmates. Gabby will have to learn who she can trust, how to control her own power, and most of all, how to lead a Council of Elementals, most of whom have more control over their power than she does. If she can’t, she’ll find herself just like those 17 schoolmates: burned and six feet under.

Kickbutt faerie Violet is about to graduate as the top guardian trainee of her class, but when an assignment goes wrong and the human boy she’s meant to be protecting follows her back into the fae realm, a dangerous plot is set in motion.

PERCEPTION – Lee Strauss
Eternal Life is to Die For.
A spoiled genetically altered girl needs the help of a jaded “natural” boy to find her missing brother.

INTRINSICAL – Lani Woodland
The gene that allows the women in Yara’s family to see and communicate with spirits seems to have passed her over. Until the night she rescues a local hottie from an attacking ghost. Her act of heroism attracts the attention of the evil spirit, and she finds herself entrenched in the middle of a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening her own life as well as that of her friends.

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Publication date: June 16, 2014
Price: 99 cents for 10 amazing YA novels!
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About the Authors:
Follow each author’s link to learn more about them and their books.

Friday, June 6, 2014


This sounds like an awesome twist on one of my favourite fairy tales,
and it's got a gorgeous cover too!

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“For your vanity, your cruelty, and your cold unfeeling heart,
a curse I leave upon you . . .”

What happens if the beauty is also the beast?

The stunning Beatrice Cavanaugh is considered American royalty. She has everything except the ability to love. Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, she becomes more beastly than ever, having a newfound craving for raw meat, and an undeniable yearning for the night.
Bitterness is her only companion.

After accusing a maid of stealing, a disgustingly kind and exquisitely handsome
guy named Adam shows up asking Beatrice to drop the charges against his mother.

Infuriated by his goodness, Beatrice vows to break him. Destroy him.
Make him hurt the way she hurts. So she agrees. On one condition:
Adam must take his mother’s place as a servant in the mansion.

Because Beatrice won’t stop until he’s more beastly than she is.

A Fractured Fairy Tale
Book 1 in the Beastly Series
Release date: July 3, 2014

RaShelle Workman is an international bestselling author. She writes fractured fairytales with bite and young adult science fiction that's out of this world. RaShelle likes cherry pie, movies, family adventures, and chocolate. If you want to get on her good side, send chocolate. RaShelle's sold more than 500,000 copies of her books worldwide. Sleeping Roses, Exiled, Beguiled, and Dovetailed have foreign rights contracts with a Turkish publisher.

Her books include:

Sleeping Roses

Blood and Snow (1-12)

The Cindy Chronicles

Vampire Lies (Blood and Snow Season 2)

Short stories:

Rose, Undercover

Cindy Witch

The Hunter's Tale

After the Kiss
Zaren's Travels

RaShelle is giving away $25 Paypal cash during the cover reveal!