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  1. Tell me your secrets

    August 22, 2014 by Suzi

    I’m helping my friend, Chloe Banks, celebrate the release of her debut novel, The Art of Letting Go. And she is even giving away a signed copy. All you have to do is tell us one little secret. So keep reading to find out about her new novel and how you can win a copy.

    The Art of Letting Go tells the story of Rosemary, whose peaceful seclusion is disrupted by the man she was involved in a traumatic relationship with decades earlier; only this time he’s lying in a coma and Rosemary must decide whether to let him live, or let him go. In the midst of her secret dilemma  she meets an abstract artist who is used to manipulating shapes and colours to make people see things differently. But what else is he manipulating? And can he help Rosemary see her own situation in a different light?

    The Art of Letting Go is available as a paperback and an e-book here in the UK and here in the US



    Probably my favourite quotation in all of literature is from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” It’s such a beautiful sentiment from a wonderful children’s novel. I blame my love of walled gardens – of secret beauty in all its forms – on this book.


    Many novels revolve around secrets. Secrets and misunderstandings are the mainstays of creating tension in literature. Whether it’s a wonderful (if tragic) secret such as a walled garden, or something more sinister – a dark past, hidden addictions – the real mystery can sometimes be why somebody is keeping something a secret, rather than the secret itself. And it’s that sort of mystery that my novel, The Art of Letting Go, is built around. Rosemary’s secret doesn’t seem that sinister – a past relationship that didn’t work out – but why is she keeping it a secret at all? If you’re curious, I’ll let you find out for yourselves!

    As this is the last stop on my blog tour, I thought you might indulge me in some fun. Let’s share our secrets! Or at least, let’s share our embarrassing pasts or funny misunderstandings. Nothing heavy needed – in fact, it’d probably be simpler for Suzi if you didn’t confess to murder on her blog – tell me something fun or funny. At the end of the month I’ll pop the names of everybody who has left a comment on this post into a hat and draw one person out to receive a signed copy of my novel. If you really can’t think of a secret/misunderstanding to tell us about, and you’d still like a chance to win, how about telling us your favourite line from literature instead?


    Here are a few quotations about secrets to get you in the mood:

    “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” George Orwell, 1984

    “Secrets have a way of making themselves felt, even before you know there’s a secret.” Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold

    And one from The Art of Letting Go for you, “He wasn’t flesh and blood, only colour and shape – a painting that had come to life.  I knew I could tell him everything that had ever happened to me – everything I’d forgotten – and it would be like whispering to the wind. Secrets would never escape him because he wasn’t real; he was an imitation of reality, a child’s sketch of a man.”

    So, come on, spill the beans! I’ll start if you like…

    When I was a child I spent every day out in our garden in my own little world. Not only that, but I couldn’t go in for the night until I had been all round our (large) garden and said the same words to the same landmarks – the apple tree, the place where I’d buried a dead pigeon, the bush where the robin would sing – every single night. I had to say goodnight to certain bits of the garden or I was worried they’d feel lonely. I had plenty of school friends but my best friend, to whom I told all my secrets, was our old apple tree. And I’ve never told anybody that before! (I also had a similar ritual with parts of my bedroom before I could sleep at night, but I think that’s enough confessions for one day.)

    Over to you.

    Thanks, Chloe. Congratulations again on your release. Now let’s see if anyone has anything interesting to share!

    And here is a little more about Chloe.

    Chloe Banks lives in a peaceful corner of the UK with her husband, son and a sense of childish wonder. She started writing for a dare and forgot to stop until it was too late. She is a prize-winning short story writer and a first-time novelist, represented by The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.

  2. The Real Thing

    August 19, 2014 by Suzi

    My friend Cassie Mae has just released another one of her fantastic books. So make sure you check it out. And here’s Cassie Mae to tell us more about The Real Thing and the special swag she’s giving away.


    Time to party!
    The Real Thing releases today (whoop whoop!) and I’m giving away a swag pack full of goodies.

    The Real Thing postcards

    A froggy loofah

    Oh the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    The Real Thing Samsung Galaxy S3 Phone Case

    A Cassie Mae pen

    A collection of select Cassie Mae/Becca Ann signed books

    Rafflecopter right below the excerpt and book details :)


    “All right, all right,” he says, smiling and holding his palm up to stop me. Tomato juice is dripping from the top of his head down his cheeks, getting caught in the smile lines by his mouth. I can feel it running down my face, too, and I should be gagging, but I’m not.

    I open my mouth to tell him how cute he looks even with juice all over him, but a light ploof! hits the center of the tub between our bodies, and I stare down at my froggy loofah, now covered in red.

    “Oh no!” I frown, plucking the sponge up by the froggy’s arm, then looking up to the shower caddy over Eric’s head. Our splash war must’ve knocked my poor froggy right off his little perch. “My loofah.”

    “That’s what it’s called!” Eric slaps the top of his knee, getting more juice on both of us. “I’ve been staring at that thing since you moved in, trying to remember what the hell people call it.”

    A small bubble of laughter escapes through my slight frown. “Why?”

    “That thing is creepy.”

    I gasp. “It is not. It’s cute.” My lip pokes out as I look at the juice soaking into the blue frog’s face. “And now it’s ruined.”

    He takes the loofah from my fingers, an adorable pinched look on his face.

    “I don’t know how you can wash yourself with this,” he says, pulling at the leg poking from the big green sponge part.

    “It’s soft on my sensitive lady parts.” I laugh as his face goes red again. I expect him to drop the loofah back in my hand—or throw it at me—but he doesn’t. He keeps pulling at it as if it’s the weirdest, yet most fascinating thing in the world.

    “Is it really ruined?” he asks, tone suddenly nowhere near his usual playfulness. He actually looks worried about my sponge.

    “It’s like a buck, Eric.” I adjust in the tub again as the juice creeps into nooks and crannies of my body I had no idea existed till now. “I can get another one tomorrow. Maybe an even creepier one just for you.”

    I try to wink, but I’ve never been good at that. He sort of laughs, but his eyes go back to the froggy. He runs his thumb over the eyeballs, wiping the juice from it. I thought I knew Eric pretty well. But as I watch him stare at my loofah, head slightly cocked to the side, I realize I have no clue what he’s thinking. And that’s totally okay. The anticipation of finding out is better.

    “Only a dollar?” His eyes lift to mine.

    “Or two. Depending on where you go.”

    His lips purse and he nods, then plunges the sponge into the juice. Before I can smack him for that, he pulls it from the bath and wrings it out over my head. My jaw drops to my knees.

    “Oh, you are so dead.”

    Buy Me!

    In this electrifying novel from Cassie Mae, two close friends surprise themselves by shifting from platonic love to sexual attraction.

    Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.

    When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.

    Advance praise for The Real Thing

    “Cassie Mae is awesome! The perfect balance between laugh-out-loud funny and achingly poignant, The Real Thing is the ultimate escapist read. I didn’t want it to end!”—Lauren Layne, author of Isn’t She Lovely

    “Watching two best friends figure out how to fall in love makes The Real Thing a summer read of swoon-worthy perfection.”—Jolene Perry, author of The Summer I Found You

    “Cassie Mae’s The Real Thing made me want to close out every social media app and electronic device I have, but I couldn’t manage to stop reading!”—Rebecca Yarros, author of Full Measures

    About the Author

    Cassie Mae (who dawns the name Becca Ann on occasion) is the author of a few hundred… okay, maybe not that many… books. Some of which became popular for their quirky titles, characters, and stories. She likes writing about nerds, geeks, the awkward, the fluffy, the short, the shy, the loud, the fun.

    Since publishing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published and sold books to Random House, Swoon Romance, and Spencer Hill Press. She has a favorite of all her book babies, but no, she won’t tell you what it is. (Mainly because it changes depending on the day.)

    Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.

    You can stalk, talk, or send pictures of Dylan O’Brien to her on her Facebook page:



  3. Flesh Eating Zombies

    August 15, 2014 by Suzi

    I’ve always like horror movies and books and one day I hope to write some of my own. I just haven’t developed any of my ideas yet. Too many other things to do.

    Today, I’ve got my friend’s, Rachel Schieffelbein, cover reveal for her upcoming zombie book. Not only does it have a creeptastic cover and an awesome title, but it has a totally unexpected ending. I loved it. So make sure you check it out.

    So make sure you check it out. Now… from Rachel.

    I’m so excited to share it with all of you! It’s creepy and dark and just right for the book.
    So without further ado, here it is!

    Erwin is in hell— Locked in his high school with his ex-girlfriend, her new pain-in-the-ass boyfriend, and a handful of others while zombies claw at the doors trying to fight their way in.

    The bright light in the dark is Sylvia, whose strength helps hold Erwin together when everything is falling apart.

    When they realize the school is no longer safe, Erwin is determined to keep the group together and get them all to safety.
    But he can’t save everyone.

    Release day is September 17th. Don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads list!


  4. Sidelined

    July 13, 2014 by Suzi

    I’ve got Kyra Lennon here today to talk about series writing. She is releasing the third book in her Game On Series and you must check them out.
    Welcome, Kyra and congratulations on your newest release. So I was wondering. Did you start writing the first, Game On, knowing it’d be a series?

    Nope, it was supposed to be one book, one story, but it got a little out of hand! One of my CPs suggested making it into a series shortly after the book was released, and early reviews told me that people were interested in the secondary characters as well as the main characters so I went with it – and here we are at Book 3!
    Are there any more planned?
    It will be a five book series. After that, no more lol!
    You have your novella, but have you written any other stand alone stories/novels?
    I have one standalone written, about a rock band, although there is potential for a companion novel. I also have two standalones half written, but I’m not really sure how they’re going to work out just yet. I will definitely be easing off on writing anymore book series for a while once Game On is finished!
    How did you pick which characters to do the stories about?
    Originally, the plan was for a four book series, focusing on Leah Walker (the MC from Game On) and her two best friends, Bree and Freya, with the final book going back to Leah. But Jesse Shaw was such a popular character in Game On, I decided it was worth giving him his own book. I have also had some suggestions that there should be a book dedicated to the Westberg Warriors beefcake, Bryce Warren, but I think adding any more books to the mix at this point would be a mistake.
    Bryce gets a lot of page time in the last two books, so I think people will be satisfied.

    Since your series has different main characters, how to do you keep track of all their personality traits and such. Are you organized with it all in a notebook(s)? Or on the computer?

    Haha, I am not organised at all! I think I do have anotebook around somewhere that has very, very basic notes in, but for the most part, the information lives inside my head, and just stays there until I’m ready to let it out!

    Thanks so much for interviewing me, Suzi! This was fun!

    Thanks for sharing with us, Kyra.

    At the age of twenty-one, Bree Collinson has more than she ever dreamed of. A handsome husband, a fancy house, and more shoes than Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos combined. But having everything handed to her isn’t the way Bree wants to live the rest of her life.

    When an idea to better herself pops into her head, she doesn’t expect her husband to question her, and keep her tied by her apron strings to the kitchen.

    Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make.

    While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important.

    About the Author:

    Kyra is a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she’s not reading, you’ll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or girling it up at the nearest shopping mall.

    Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her novels.
    Her debut novel, Game On (New Adult Contemporary Romance), was released in July 2012, and she scored her first Amazon Top 20 listing with her New Adult novella, If I Let You Go.

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  • Sisters (and brothers)

    March 23, 2014 by Suzi

    My friends, Kelley Lynn and Jenny Morris, just released their book, Road to Somewhere. It’s about two sisters, a roadtrip, and apparently cowboys. :) I haven’t had a chance to read it since I just purchased it last night, but I really like the storyline being about two sisters.

    I haven’t seen a lot of that in YA. More often when books involve siblings, it’s a brother/sister combination. Or, you typically have a ‘good’ sibling and a ‘bad’ sibling, but this doesn’t seem to be that way either.
    So I’m looking forward to reading this story about Charlie and Lucy. And I’m also curious about those cowboys. :)
    Let me know what other books you’re read about sisters OR brothers. Or if you’ve read Road to Somewhere.

    Road to Somewhere at Amazon or Goodreads

    For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn’t just a vacation, it’s life changing. While her parents think she’s helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn’t quite the summer of fun she imagined.

    Add in a detour to her grandparents’ ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives.

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  • The Real Thing

    March 21, 2014 by Suzi

    Today I’ve got the cover reveal for Cassie Mae’s latest novel, The Real Thing.
    Since she’s way more funny than I am, I’m gonna let her introduce it.

    Take it away Cassie Mae…


    So, this book… it’s about this girl.
    And she loves her online time.
    Her phone is her buddy.
    And her favorite app is her Kindle, because she also LOVES to read.
    Read a lot.
    Then there’s this boy.
    He’s best friends with this bookworm girl.
    He sort of has a thing for her.
    But, he’s also got major anxiety.
    And isn’t sure how to make a move.
    So when they end up rooming together for the summer, this guy tries to get this girl to put the screen away long enough for him to win her over.
    But of course, it’s not easy to unplug. Especially for an internet junkie.
    Hmm… that girl sounds pretty familiar ;)
    And here’s the hawt cover for it! 

    And here’s the actual blurb, and not my picture version :)

    Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world.
    When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.

    About Cassie Mae :)
    Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. She’s the author of the Amazon Bestsellers REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND and HOW TO DATE A NERD, and is the debut author for the Random House FLIRT line with her New Adult novels FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI and SWITCHED. She spends time with her angel children and perfect husband who fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.

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  • Two Today

    March 14, 2014 by Suzi

    Today I’ve got two cover reveals by my good friend, Rachel Schieffelbein.

    The first book, Don’t Fall, is being published by Swoon Romance. There are three options, and you can vote for your favorite cover.

    The other cover reveal is for Over the Ocean, which Rachel–writing as Georgia St. Mane–is self-publishing. It’s got the cutest cover ever, so make sure you scroll down after you vote.

    Here they are…

    Don’t Fall
    Release Date: 2014
    Swoon Romance
    Summary from Goodreads::
    In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive
    mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings,
    pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL.

    Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted
    mother. She doesn’t go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her
    over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn’t even have a best

    But Anya doesn’t seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her
    daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the
    library, the only place she’s allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful

    Before long she’s lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet
    Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with
    the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only
    other person she’s ever cared about.

    Swoon Romance wants you to help
    them decide the cover for Don’t Fall!
    They have three lovely cover options for you to choose from.  Please vote below on your favorite cover!
    Which cover do you like better?
    Option #1
    Option #2
    Option #3

    Poll Maker

    Option #1:
    Designed by, photograph by Beth Mitchell
    Option #2: Photographed
    and designed by Laura Lanning

    Option #3:
    Designed by Anna Zaffke, photo from  Aleshyn_Andrei

    About the Author
    Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.


    Author Links:

    And now…

    Over the Ocean by Georgia St. Mane (Rachel Schieffelbein)

    When Bree meets Logan, and hears his oh-so-sexy British accent, it’s lust at first sight.

    Bree thinks Logan feels the same way, especially when they’re snuggled up on her couch with his tongue down her throat. But when Logan decides that getting into a relationship when he only has a few months left in the States is a bad idea, Bree agrees to be “just friends.”

    But every time he flashes his swoon-worthy smile, complete with dimples, Bree has a hard time keeping her thoughts in the “friend zone.”

    Over the Ocean at Goodreads

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  • Destroyed by Pepper Winters

    March 10, 2014 by Suzi

    I first met Pepper Winters a few years ago, and I’m happy to see her successes after all the hard work she done. Her dark stories draw me in, and I’m looking forward to reading her newest release.

    So I’m totally jealous of all the interesting places she’s visited, and for this blog tour I wanted to know how her travels and the places she’s lived affects her choice of settings.

    I love to write about places I’ve been, mention hotels I’ve actually stayed in, and twist fact with fiction. I draw on my travels a lot to add authenticity to my work.

    When I wrote Tears of Tess, I loved writing about Mexico and France. I find it gives me the luxury to leave my lounge and travel. Sometimes I see it so clearly, I feel like I’m truly there.

    I don’t think I’m swayed completely by my travels, but I probably won’t write about a book based in America as I’ve only ever been to New York and I don’t know enough about the different states. I would have to do a lot of research or do a fair bit of traveling to be confident to get it right.

    Thanks for stopping by Pepper, and for those who haven’t seen it, all the info on Destroyed is below.

    Title: Destroyed
    Author: Pepper Winters
    Genre: Dark (Lighter) / Romance (Grey Romance)
    Release Date: March 7, 2014
    Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

    She has a secret.

    I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated. 

    I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d do to get free. 

    He has a secret.

    I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

    I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

    One secret destroys them.

    *About Pepper*
    Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero the better and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. 

    She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby (who speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at
    *Connect with Pepper*

    Click HERE to visit the other stops & follow the fun!


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  • How to…

    February 28, 2014 by Suzi

    How to write awesome books.

    Well I can’t give much advice on that, but Cassie Mae could because she’s a terrific writer. First she had How to Date a Nerd. The next one coming out is How to Seduce a Band Geek and the third is How to Hook a Bookworm.

    Her characters are fun and sweet, and you really need to check out her books if you haven’t. Now here are the covers for Band Geek and Bookworm.

    How to Seduce a Band
    Geek (How To #2)
    Release Date: 05/06/14
    Swoon Romance
    Summary from Goodreads:
    Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi
    Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s
    band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks
    her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and
    bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it.


    When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program,
    they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea
    ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get
    the guy of her dreams.
    But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved
    into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped,
    Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have
    to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and
    explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.

    How to Hook a Bookworm (How To #3)
    Release Date: TBD
    Swoon Romance


    Summary from Goodreads:
    It’s Brea Mason’s sixteenth birthday, and she has three wishes. 1.
    Be magically eighteen like the rest of her friends. 2. Grow a money tree for
    her family whose financial problems are well known about town.  3.
    Overcome her test anxiety before she flunks out of every class.


    But one day later, she’s still sixteen, her family’s money worries
    abound, and she’s no closer to passing than she was the day before!
    Then a very sexy transfer student—with gobs of cash—shows up. Brea
    figures she has a better chance of burping up glitter than attracting the new
    guy, but he seems extremely interested in her.


    Just when Brea thinks things are looking up, her report card
    arrives marked with four giant F’s. Enter resident bookworm and Brea’s loyal
    friend, Adam Silver. If he can’t help Brea pass, no one can.


    Even with Adam’s help, Brea can’t handle the mounting pressure,
    and finds an escape with the new student who knows little about her
    But spending oodles of time with her boyfriend strains the
    friendship with Adam she relies so heavily on. Faced with losing the only real
    comfort and support she has ever had, Brea starts to wonder if she can hook a
    bookworm before it’s too late. 
    Link to book one:
    (cover linked to Goodreads)



    About the Author


    Amazon multi-category
    and international bestselling author of HOW TO DATE A NERD, HOW TO SEDUCE
    Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.
    Cassie Mae is an bestselling author of the teen contemporary romance novel REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, which she self-published. In addition to publishing with Swoon Romance, she is published by Random House Flirt.
    Author Links:
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  • Perfectly Messy

    February 25, 2014 by Suzi

    Just recently I’ve had the chance to get to know Lizzy Charles,
    and I’m excited to say that she is now publishing book number two:
    Perfectly Messy–which has a great title.


    Lizzy actually lives about 4 hours away from me, so I hope I’ll get to meet her in
    person sometime soon. I’ve been lucky to meet some of my writer friends this last year,
    which means I get to have them autograph their book, and Lizzy is one
    more I’d like to add to that list.


    So here is her second novel. And congratulations Lizzy!


    Perfectly Messy
    Release Date: May 2014
    Summary from Goodreads:
    Popularity isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. Justin Marshall
    knows this better than most. For the captain of the basketball team, small business
    owner, and son of Minnesota’s next governor, life can get pretty overwhelming.
    But Justin can handle anything as long as he has Lucy, the girl who fell for
    the man he’s trying to be.


    But for Justin and Lucy, finding time together proves challenging. Stolen
    kisses and whispered promises just aren’t enough. That is, until scandalous
    photos of the couple are leaked to a press intent on creating a juicy scandal
    during Justin’s dad’s gubernatorial campaign. And when Lucy becomes fair play
    for the tabloids and gossip pages, Justin does the only thing he can to protect
    her: he breaks her heart.

    For Lucy, junior year is everything she hoped it would be: new friends, second
    chances, and a boyfriend she can’t stop kissing. That is, until the boy she’s
    pretty sure she loves chooses the life his family wants for him, over her.
    Now it’s up to Lucy to teach him what it really means to have everything.
    Because for Justin, being who everyone needs him to be just might cost him the
    one person he can’t live without.


    About the Author
    When Lizzy Charles isn’t scrambling to raise her two spunky toddlers or caring for premature and sick babies as a neonatal intensive care nurse, she’s in a quiet corner writing or snuggled up with a novel and a few squares of dark chocolate. Black tea keeps her constant and she loves guacamole. She married her high school sweet heart, a heart-melting musician, so it’s no surprise she’s fallen in love with writing contemporary YA romance novels.
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