Monday, January 12, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERNIGHT TEEN!!!


Happy Birthday to EVERNIGHT TEEN!

EVERNIGHT TEEN turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday, but you get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover EVERNIGHT TEEN!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by EVERNIGHT TEEN (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including my featured book…




Just a little info on the fabulous book I published with Evernight Teen. Cursed is about one young girl’s journey to fight the darkness within herself. The main conflict is Jazz’s fight to maintain a sense of humanity in spite of the growing hunger that starts to take over her. This journey also forces her to open her eyes to new possibilities – to the love she’s always had for her closest friend, Khan.

You'll find a blurb from my book that's hot, hot, hot below:




When he walked out the bathroom, the nerves I’d thought I’d turned to steel started to quiver. What if he refused me? Khan was just as stubborn as I was. How could I possibly ask this of him? How could I get him to understand?


I took a deep breath and looked at him. “Khan, we need to talk.”


“Uh oh, that’s never what a guy wants to hear from his girl.”


My stomach fluttered, but I refused to give into the distraction. “I have a plan…in case we don’t find and kill the Gunshi. But I need your help to pull it off.”


He didn’t look taken aback, just more determined than anything. “Jazz, it’s too soon for you to give up now. We’ve got some really good leads, we can do this!”


I shook my head. “I’m not giving up, Khan. I never give up…you know that.” I smiled at him and was rewarded with one in return. “But…being a leader means having to think outside of myself…you and my dad taught me that. We have to prepare for all possibilities – even this.”


His dark eyes flashed and, for a second, I thought I was in for a long and hard fight. Then understanding washed over his features and he nodded. “As long as you promise this doesn’t mean you’ve given up.”


“Not even close – and giving in doesn’t even sound like me.”


He snorted. “That’s for sure.”


I rolled my eyes. “Okay, I think we can do this, but if not…I have a forgetting tonic to erase my memories. That way, in the very least, the vermin can’t use my knowledge against everyone I love.”


Khan jerked. “Where in the hell did you…?” Then he groaned. “Claudine.”


I couldn’t help but smile. “She always has been good at knowing what I need.”


His face was hard. “Okay, so I’ll make sure to wipe away your memories. I’ll erase everything that makes you, you – everything I’ve grown to know and care about. We done?”


I paused. “Not quite.”


He flinched. “I figured something more was coming when you said, ‘In the least’.”


I almost didn’t have the guts to continue. “Think about it, Khan. You can’t just leave me there, a newbie Suecai with the urge to feed. What if I came across my mom one day? Or your dad?


“You might not be able to do it immediately – there’s no telling how strong I’ll be at first or how protected – but eventually you’ll have to take me out! I shuddered at the thought. “What else can we do?”


The rage flew through his features even more quickly than when I’d told him I couldn’t be his Valentine in the sixth grade.


“Anything, Jazz,” Khan whispered. “We fight. We search. We keep pounding the pavement until we find that bastard. We do anything and everything.”


Words escaped me. A boulder set squarely on my chest and wouldn’t budge. I should’ve known this wouldn’t be easy – hadn’t I spent my entire life traipsing around Chicago with Khan? I shouldn’t have expected anything else.


Khan seemed to take my silence as an opportunity to change my mind. “You could learn control, Jazz, become a full-fledged Dorgai.” There it was, that secret hope I held deep in my heart that I was too scary to speak out loud.


“Khan, that’s impossible. There’s no way I can learn control if I’m forced into feeding too fast. The only way we halfers manage it is by taking an entire year to ease into the process. All of Dad’s advisors are agreed that I’ll become an uncontrollable Suecai.”


“I can’t believe that, Jazz. It can’t happen. Not to you.”


I couldn’t focus. My need to be rational kept battling the little girl within me reaching for a solution, any solution.


I didn’t notice Khan moving until it was too late.


Before I could say something to break the bubble, Khan stood over me, his face inches from mine. His eyes were warm and I could feel the heat of his breath, minty from his recent trip to the bathroom. My heart stopped. And then he was kissing me, slow and deep at first, and then with a heat and passion I’d only guessed he possessed.

You can buy my book on Amazon and Evernight Teen. And don't forget to like it on Goodreads!!!



Enter for a chance to win EVERNIGHT TEEN’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini and my blog prize by answering this question (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

What book are you most excited to read in 2015?

The birthday blog hop continues here:



Happy reading and writing!

28 comments:

  1. Sudden Secrets.. Happy Birthday! grandmatinaof2(at)gmail.com

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  2. the shadows by JR Ward

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Ohhh....I'm a huge JR Ward fan! You're someone after my own heart!

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  3. Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  4. There are so many books that I've very excited for including The Deep by Nick Cutter, the new Kate Morton book, I Was Here by Gayle Forman, and More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera.

    melissa {at} yabookshelf {dot} com

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  5. There are too many but one I look forward to every year is Christine Feehan's newest Carpathian novel :)
    Lori
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Hi fellow Evernight Teen writer! It's so much fun to hop around and see what others are working on. Gee, hmm, your question is a hard one. I tend to stumble upon great reads more than plan in advance. I'm a creative writing thesis advisor in addition to being a writer, and one of my students just sent me what looks like a great dark fantasy!

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    1. Hello fellow Evernight Teen writer! Now your job sounds like so much fun! I'm jealous.

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  7. beautiful redemption by Jamie McGuire. Thanks for participating in the hop! saraannn912@gmail.com

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    1. I read the first one, but haven't jumped on the others yet. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. There are way too many to name!

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    1. I can understand that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Actually, I chose your book because I love UF and Jazz sounds like the type of strong, kickass female character I like. acm05atjuno.com

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    1. OMG...Thanks!!! I hope you like the book!

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  10. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine, by Kerry Bone and Simon Mills.
    dustykattc@hotmail.com

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  11. I can't wait to read The Dating Tutor Matts Story by Melissa Frost. I must finish all my others before I can tackle this one.
    asmith98574@gmail.com

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    1. Nice! I'm always down for supporting Evernight Teen authors!

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  12. I can't wait to read Trust No One by Jayne Ann Krentz.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. I love this title! I'll definitely have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Dropping by to show some support!! Go Trakena!! You know I HAD to come by and drop some love on YOUR blog, girl!!!

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    1. I know it's a little late, but thanks, Chris!

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  14. There are so many books!!! One im dying for tho is Vincent by Sarah Brianne. Im so excited! I adored her first one. It took me on quite a roller coast ride! I cant wait for the next one. lol Thanks!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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