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TOUCH OF FONDNESS Release Day!

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It’s release day for the first book in my new series, Stay in Touch! You can get the Kindle book now for 99¢ during release week, so act fast!

Four friends. Four college grads. Four people figuring out that life doesn’t always turn out the way you expected.

Brielle Reyes may not have post-college life planned out like some of her friends do, but she figures she’ll work for her mother’s home cleaning service while job hunting for something that makes use of her history and philosophy degrees. It’ll work out as long as she doesn’t fall in love. Her last relationship was a disaster and she has no idea where she’ll be in a few weeks, let alone the rest of her life. Since the only guy in her age range she sees now on a regular basis is cantankerous if handsome client Archer Ward, she probably won’t have a hard time sticking to that vow. Probably.

Archer Ward likes very few things: illustrating as a somewhat-celebrated comic artist and his privacy. When his meddling mother hires him a cleaning service on an almost daily basis because she doesn’t fully trust her son to live on his own with his disability, he’s at first annoyed—even if his house cleaner is the most beautiful woman he’s ever spent more than a few minutes with. When he realizes her dreams may take her far outside of his restricted orbit, he has to decide whether to stifle his interest in her or risk messing up her plans to explore if there’s something more between them.

Neither can deny they’re growing a little fond of each other, even if falling in love just now makes no sense whatsoever. But how often does love ever make perfect sense?

Buy here on Kindle!

(You can also order a paperback version from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers!)

New Adult Scavenger Hunt (NASH): Team Purple Stop

Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for a short time!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM PURPLE–but there is also a TEAM BLUE  for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.

***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Purple, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 30th, at noon Eastern Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!

***MEET ABIGAIL DRAKE, AUTHOR OF PASSPORTS AND PROMISES: SAYING GOODBYE, PART 1***

Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, and collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and International Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She writes in several romance genres, and her books are quirky, light, fun, and sexy. Abigail is a trekkie, a book hoarder, the master of the Nespresso machine, a red wine addict, and the mother of three boys (probably the main reason for her red wine addiction). A puppy named Capone is the most recent addition to her family, and she blogs about him as a way of maintaining what little sanity she has left.

www.abigaildrake.com

https://www.facebook.com/abigaildrakewriter/

https://twitter.com/DrakeAbigail

 

Samantha Barnes always dreamed of seeing the world, and only has a few months left before she starts a semester abroad in Japan. Enough time to say goodbye to her friends, polish up her language skills, and maybe even squeeze in a quick fling with handsome fraternity boy Dylan Hunter.

All she wants from Dylan is something casual, and perhaps some mind-blowing sex, but things don’t work out as planned. Dylan wants a lot more from her than a hook-up. Before Sam realizes what’s happening, their relationship has become serious, something she never intended. And then she discovers Dylan is hiding a dark secret that makes breaking up with him nearly impossible.

Sam is running out of time. She has to leave soon. She has no choice. But leaving Dylan could mean more than just the end of their relationship. It could also mean destroying him completely.

Buy on Amazon!

Sneak Peak at Delayed Departure,

Book Two of the

Passports and Promises Series

 THE HUNT IS OVER!

 

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Purple and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, SF Benson!

***BEFORE YOU GO***

Before you go, consider entering my own mini Rafflecopter giveaway! I’m offering a few copies of my books in e-book form (mobi or epub) and one digital audiobook!
  • One e-book copy of TOUCH OF FONDNESS, my NA steamy contemporary romance
  • One e-book copy of A LOVE FOR THE PAGES, my NA sweet contemporary romance
  • One e-copy three-pack of NOBODY’S GODDESS, NOBODY’S LADY, and NOBODY’S PAWN, the complete trilogy (my YA romantic fantasy The Never Veil Series written under Amy McNulty)
  • One audiobook copy of A LOVE FOR THE PAGES

(If you already have the prize you win, you’re welcome to select another one of my books as a substitution.)

Click here to find the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

This entry was posted on April 26, 2017. 3 Comments

Cover Reveal: Touch of Fondness

I’m excited to share this beautiful cover for the first book in my Stay in Touch series, TOUCH OF FONDNESS! This design was crafted by the talented Berto Designs.

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The book, published by Snowy Wings Publishing, is releasing May 2nd. You can pre-order the e-book (a Kindle exclusive) for just 99¢. The price goes up May 9th! There will be a paperback edition available more widely, but you can’t pre-order it yet.

Pre-order on Amazon or add to Goodreads

A Love for the Pages Gets a New Cover (Again)

It seems like once a year I give A Love for the Pages a makeover to help it reach audiences, and apparently I do! I hope this is the final cover. This one focuses better on the couple and the romance than previous ones. Let me know what you think!

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A Love for the Pages on Kindle Unlimited!

After spending almost two years widely available on different platforms, I’ve decided to scale back the e-book version of A Love for the Pages so it can be available to read for free via Kindle Unlimited. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, read it today! Click here to read!

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Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She’d kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff—but no. She couldn’t leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.

But June is about to get a serious wake up call when she returns home for the summer after her college freshman year. Stuck somewhere between feeling like a kid again under her parents’ roof and being forced to start acting like an adult with worries about her future career, June looks at the library volunteer position offered to her as a way to keep her sanity for the next few months before she can go back to school.

What June doesn’t expect to find at the library is her favorite romantic heroes brought to life—all in the same man. Obstinate, prideful and even a bit rude, Everett Rockford shouldn’t exactly be “dating material,” even if June’s heart rate accelerates whenever she’s near him. But after discovering his enigmatic past and witnessing a few fiery moments of tenderness, June can’t help but see Rochester, Darcy and even Heathcliff in Everett. If she’s going to make it through the summer without becoming a tragic heroine in her own story, she has to separate the man from the ideals of fiction in her head. Because if there’s one thing she knows about Byronic love stories, it’s that they don’t always end happily ever after.