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Cover Reveal: Inspire

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack‘s INSPIRE!

Inspire
Kalliope lives with one purpose.
To inspire.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.

INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

The cover was designed by VLC Productions.

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Cover Reveal: All Broke Down

We are so excited to get to share the cover for Cora Carmack’s ALL BROKE DOWN today! A New Adult Contemporary Romance, and published by William Morrow-an imprint of HarperCollins, this is the second book in her Rusk University Series, and it is set to be released on October 28, 2014! But you can pre-order it NOW! Check out what it’s about and then fall in love with this gorgeous cover!

brokedown_coverIn this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love
Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.
Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.
Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.
Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

To find out more information on the Rusk University series and to pre-order a copy visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iTunes

HeadshotCora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Book Blast: Seeking Her

SEEKING HER is a New Adult contemporary romance novella being published by HarperCollins’ William Morrow Impulse imprint and is a part of Cora Carmack’s Losing It Series. This is Jackson’s side of the story, and it is currently just $.99/£.99!

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Exclusive Excerpt of Seeking Her by Cora Carmack by WilliamMorrowBooks

Seeking Her is available to preorder now from Amazon.com (here), Barnes and Noble (here) and from Amazon.co.uk (here)

For more information about Seeking Her and the Losing It series check out Goodreads (here).

cora cormackCora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

To learn more about Cora and her work visit Cora’s Website (here), her Facebook page (here), or her Goodreads author’s page (here) Alternatively you can converse with her on

Bookish Brits: Caroline’s Looking Back/Forward Post

The post also known as Caroline’s 2014 pre-orders!

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Finding It

Cora Cormack

finding itKelsey Summers is looking for love in all the wrong places.
Spending a few months travelling around Europe – with no parents, no responsibilities and a no limit credit card – Kelsey’s having the time of her life.
But when she completely embarrasses herself in front of the hottest guy she’s ever seen, she soon realises there’s more to life than the next party.
What she doesn’t realise is that although she’s on a journey to find herself, she will end up finding The One…

Finding It is the third and final full length book in Cormack’s Losing it series*, set around a group of friends as they complete university and take the next steps in to their adult lives.

While each of these books stand on their own, and can be read in any order without any major spoilers, I really would recommend that you reading the entire series in order. Not only so that you can fully experience each characters development, but also that you don’t deprive yourself of a moment of Cormack’s book-hugging romance, smirk inducing wit, laugh out loud humour, or her ability to induce empathetic cringing.

Losing it focused on Bliss as she approached the end of her education and wrestled with which route she wanted her career to take (oh and she met and fell in love with a gorgeous English bloke, by the name of Garrick). Faking it found Cade adjusting to life off of campus (oh and he met and fell in love with a feisty, tattooed chick by the name of Max). In Finding It, Kelsey has decided to put off the inevitable, predictable life and her parents stifling expectations. Preferring to travel around Europe, to live in the now, to collect life experiences Kelsey is hunting down that elusive something more – and if she can do it at the expense and irritation of her father, so much the better!

When we were introduced to Kelsey back in Faking It (book 1) she was simply Bliss’s vivacious, if slightly abrasive friend. A gorgeous, sexually confident party girl, determined to aid Bliss in the losing of her virginity; fun but shallow.

While my confidence in Cormack’s ability to create likeable, relatable characters was boosted by the experience of reading Faking It (book 2) and falling for Cade, for whom I’d felt nothing but irritation in book one, I began Finding It, unsure if I could gel with Kelsey as the main protagonist.

Kelsey is a firecracker with an entertaining voice, a fun loving nature, and a warts and all honesty, which was immediately entertaining and likeable. Unlike the open books of Bliss and Cade, Kelsey’s is a much harder character to get to know, with a darker back-story than Cormack’s earlier protagonists. My commitment to Kelsey’s story however, was rewarded with a greater depth of character and deeper emotional involvement.

Gorgeous, mysterious, and strong, with an artist eye and a poet’s heart, not to mention a gentlemanly moral code despite the undeniable chemistry – Jackson Hunt is Cormack’s scummiest, most swoon worthy book boyfriend yet.

Like Kelsey, Hunt has secrets and a painful history. Unlike a lot of “damaged” love interests, meeting Kelsey is not the turning point in his recovery from his past. In fact that is one of my favorite elements of the book. Both characters have already taken steps to address their histories, and their dissatisfactions with their current lives prior to meeting. While Kelsey and Hunt’s relationship is one of facilitated healing and mutual support, it is not co-dependent. They are not reliant on each other to be whole.

AND… Finding It is a road trip book. I LOVE road trip books – protagonists discovering themselves while they discover new cities – Kelsey travels around Europe the way I wish I had, with an enviable fearlessness. Although I doubt I would have had the stamina, or liver capacity to keep up with all of Kelsey’s antics! She uninhibitedly meets new and exciting people, visits those out of the way (known only to the locals) places and dives (with only a little persuasion) in to unique experiences and once in a life time opportunities. She personifies a life is short/dance like no one is watching philosophy.

Cora’s Cormack’s books simply get better and better. I feel no hesitation in adding her to my list of authors whose work equates to an automatic pre-order. I cannot wait to read All Lined Up, the first installment in her new Rusk University series. Set in Texas and involving “three swoon-worthy football boys” its May 2014 release cannot come soon enough!

Verdict: Cormack has saved the best for last

* The series also includes two e-novellas; Keeping Her (Bliss and Garrick ) and Seeking Her (Kelsey and Hunt) due for publication early 2014 and available for preorder

Reviewed by Caroline

Publisher: Ebury Press
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: eARC
Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Netgalley
Challenge: None
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New Adult Read-a-thon: Update

NAReadathon1This week is just flying by!

I can’t believe that we are already day three in to this week long New Adult Read-a-thon.

If you would like to get involved in the read-a-thon, take part in the many read-a-thon activities and be eligible to win some fabulous New Adult books you can sign up throughout the week (here)

Click on the title to learn more about each book.

Caroline

Currently Reading: Between books

Completed: Uncharted (On The Island 1.5) by Tracey Garvis-Graves
Impressions:Uncharted is the companion novella to Tracy Garvis’ On the Island.
For a novella, Garvis managed to pack in quiet a story. Told from multiple points of view and from two time lines, Uncharted tells the story of dot.com Millionaire Owen Sparks. It was interesting to read the perspective of someone who had chosen to inhabit the island While Anna and TJ’s experience of the island was all about their survival, For Owen the island was an escape, a break from civilisation. A place of unique exotic beauty and a sanctuary. However all good things must come to an end and the mystery surrounding “Bones” is finally revealed.

I adored the unconventional relationship between TJ and Anna in On The Island and It was a real treat to be able to pop back in to their lives, see how they were getting on and witness their “closure” of their time on the island.

Garvis-Graves Island series is a wonderful place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there!

Completed: Breathe ( Sea Breeze 1) by Abbi Glines (New Adult edition)
Impressions: I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive that this new “sexed up” version wouldn’t live up to my memories of the original. The first time I read Breathe( incidentally my first ever Abbi Glines novel) I was struck by its sweetness and I just wanted to pull the protagonists in to a big group hug and protect them from the big bad world. I think that my (re)reading this in a single sitting is testament to the fact that Breathe has lost nothing following its new adult makeover.

Jax’s point of view was a wonderful addition to the story. I loved the small insights in to his thoughts and feelings as he fell for Sadie and fought the obstacles to their relationship.

Abbi’s trademark,hot flush inducing, steaminess was a tantalising treat. The additional adult content merged seamlessly with the original story. I never felt like the scenes were forced or added for impact alone. Despite the adult content, Glines managed to maintain Sadie’s sweetness and innocence.

Next Read: I’m planning to start Cora Cormack’s Faking It tonight

Pruedence

Currently Reading: Breathe by Abbi Glines

Page: not sure but I’m 28% on kindle :p

Impressions: So far I’m enjoying the small subtle additions between the two books but I expect Abbi has more in store for me lol

Next Read: Well I’m not entirely sure but Frigid by J.Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout) just might be my next go to read :p

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Coming soon…New Adult Read-a-thon

NAReadathon1Before we get caught up in our Blog Birthday celebrations, Pruedence and Caroline wanted to remind you that they will be participating in the week long the New Adult Read-a-thon. Running from the 22nd until the 28th of July, it is a fantastic excuse to indulge their New Adult addiction for an entire week.

Caroline’s Read-a-thon Aims
My personal aims for the week are:
To participate in my first read-a-thon
To Make a (however small) dent in my New Adult TBR pile by reading least 3 books
To discover 3 new authors
Visit at least 3 other blogs participating in the read-a-thon
Participate in at least one of the other read-a-thon challenge and one twitter chat

Caroline’s TBR Shelf
As I’ve stated above my aim is to read at least three New Adult Titles during the week. However, rather than decide exactly what I’m going to read in advance, I have created a short list of titles from which I will pick and chose depending on my mood.
Click on the book title to learn more.

Breathe by Abbi Glines
For me this will be a kind of re-read. The original YA (clean) version of Breathe was the first Abbi Glines book I read. Despite being very different in content from the remainder of Abbi’s work, this uncomplicated and sweet page turner had me hooked. Abbi has been a must buy for me ever since.
I don’t know what I’m more excited about reading; the steamy scenes for which Abbi has become renowned or, Jax’s point of view of the romance.

Faking It by Cora Cormack
I absolutely loved Cora’s debut novel, Losing It. It was a light-hearted, palate cleansing read and just what I needed after indulging a few two many angst riddled new adult romances. I was lucky enough to pick up a signed copy of Faking It, the companion novel (along with two of the challenge prizes), at a recent event. During the event Cora read an except of Faking it. In addition to me laughing out loud, I found myself immediately liking and rooting for the main characters.

Uncharted by Tracey Garvis
Uncharted is the companion novella to Tracy Garvis’ On the Island. I adored the unconventional relationship between TJ and Anna. Not to mention the fantastically exotic setting and the page turning fight for survival.
I’m looking forward to popping back in to TJ and Anna’s lives and finally unravelling the mystery behind “Bones”.

Rock My World by Michelle Valentine
The first two books in the Black Falcon series were seriously steamy. Rock My World focuses on the relationship between, previously secondary characters, Aubrey and, bad-boy lead guitarist, Riff.

Killing Sarai by J. A. Redmerski
J. A. Redmerski cemented her place on my automatic preorder list with The Edge Of Never, one of my favourite New Adult reads. While Killing Sarai looks like a very different book, I am excited to see where J. A’s writing goes next.

One week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
This is a recent addition to my TBR pile. I downloaded this after discovering the book via NA Alley’s Crush Tourney (Learn more about it here).

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines
I wasn’t sure what to think about Wood’s when I first met him in Fallen Too Far. However, by the end of Never Too Far he had earned his place among my book crushes. I am excited for Wood’s to finally meet his love and I am intrigued to read the book Abbi has declared as very different from her previous works.

Preudence’s Personal aims for the read-a-thon and TBR Shelf

Like Caroline I aim to successfully participate in my first ever readathlon
and very similarly I am going to try and keep my book-feet on earth and not set unrealistic expectations of reading 10 NAs :p So I too will aim for at least 3
To read a book that I have recommended myself in one of my TPT features but not yet read
To read a book recommended by our fearless book-leader and very good friend Caz
And last but not least I aim to be extraordinarily cheeky and read one of the NA books off of Caz’s list so we can book gossip even more (not like we already don’t)!!!

Faking It by Cora Cormack
Losing It was something me and Caz stumbled across together. And both promptly fell in love with. So when the sequel came out and then this readathlon was due…. well it seemed like the perfect time to catch up!

In The Band by Jean Hausand Fitzwilliam Darcy:Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud.
These two have been recommendations of mine in my TPT feature, which is where Caz picked them up and decided to harp on and on about them so….. I figured it was high time I actually cracked on!

Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase and No Attachments by Tiffany King.
These two on the other hand I must give credit of discovery to Caz. They both sound great, sweet and fun. I can’t wait to start turning my digital pages!

HDU by India Lee
Well I just had to have a movie star related NA in my TBR list somewhere! And HDU sounded like just the perfect one!

Impossible by Komal Kant
A popular girl, a low profile boy and a social pickle of a situation…. Sounds like a great NA recipe to me!

Breathe by Abbi Glines
Breathe isn’t how I met Abbi Glines’s awesome writing style, but it is one of my all time favourites of hers. So when an NA version got published I just had to get my hands on it!

photo-34Hosting the Create Your Own Cover mini challenge.
In addition to spotlighting many of the fantastic New Adult titles available, the read-a-thon will include fifteen mini challenges, complete with prizes.
On Saturday the 27th of July we will be hosting the Create Your Own Cover Mini Challenge.
We will being inviting INTERNATIONAL participants to Re-imagine, Redesign or Recreate their favourite New Adult covers for the chance to win Three signed New Adult books.
To take part in our mini challenge simply:
1. Sign up for the New Adult Read-A-Thon (here).
2. Re-create, Reimagine or redesign a New Adult cover of your choice. Using your chosen medium ie, graphics packages, photography, arts and crafts.
3. Post a picture of your artwork on to your Blog/ Twitter/ Facebook page etc, making a note of the URL
4. On Saturday the 27th of July complete the Big Book Little Book’s NA Mini Challenge rafflecopter form ensuring you provide both the links for your read-a-thon sign up post/status and posted artwork.
5. Like/Follow/Tweet the challenge for extra entries.

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Keeping Her: A Message From Cora Cormack

We are delighted to welcome Cora Cormack as she shares a sneaky peek at her upcoming novella, Keeping Her.

Preview Package: Cora Carmack's KEEPING HER by AvonBooks

The Keeping Her ebook novella will be published on 13th of August by William Morrow for US readers and on the 15th of August, by Ebury Digital,for UK readers.

If you would like to learn more about Cora’s work she will be participating in a Goodreads chat along Jay Crownover (author of Jet and Rule)on the 26th of June (click here to go to the site).

Cora will also be hosting a FAKING IT book club on her Facebook page (click here to visit her Facebook page) on the 27th of June from 3-4 p.m. EDT( 19:00-20:00 GMT) where you can live chat with Cora about the book and ask her all your burning questions.

Alternatively, visit the Keeping Her Goodreads page (here).

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Teaser Tuesday: Losing It

Cora Carmack

losing it cover artLove. Romance. Sex. There’s a first time for everything…
As far as Bliss Edwards can tell, she’s the last virgin standing, certainly amongst her friends. And she’s determined to deal with the ‘problem’ as quickly and simply as possible.
But her plan for a no-strings one-night stand turns out to be anything but simple. Especially when she arrives for her first class and recognises her hot new British professor.
She’d left him naked in her bed just 8 hours earlier…

When I was a hormone-riddled teenager my two favorite posters sat side-by-side, on my wood chipped walls (it was the 90’s people). The first was a picture of a gorgeous male model holding a teeny tiny baby in his muscular arms.

The second had a picture of a rather charming *winks* torso, along side which it stated: “I don’t ask for much in a man he only has to be…”
It then proceeded to list an impressive collection of desirable attributes. From the evidence I’ve found within the pages of Cora Cormack’s Losing It I have a sneaky suspicion that Cora may have had the same poster on her teenage wall.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my latest book crush, Garrick:

Gorgeous (and bookish!)

“He looked up from his reading, and suddenly I found it hard to swallow. He was easily the most attractive guy I’d seen tonight-blond hair falling in to crystal blue eyes, just enough scruff on his jaw to give him a masculine look without making him too hairy, and a face that could have made angels sing”

Charming

“You don’t want to finish our drinks?”
He took my hand, and pressed his lips against the inside of my wrist. “I’m already intoxicated.”

Funny

“Are you waiting for an invitation?” I asked, eyeing him standing carefully outside my door. “Is this the part where you tell me you’re a vampire?” He chuckled. “No, I promise the paleness is only because I’m British.”

Bliss’ voice was warm and distinctively kooky, like a modern, American Bridget Jones. I quickly found myself simultaneously laughing out loud and empathetically squirming along side her as she stumble from one deliciously awkward mishap to the next.

“It wasn’t until I’d walked halfway across the parking lot that I realized:
1. I wasn’t wearing shoes.
A. Or a shirt.
2. I didn’t bring my keys
A. Or anything really.
3. I’d just left a complete stranger in my apartment.
A. Naked.
Whoever said one-night stands were supposed to be simple with no strings attached had clearly never met the disaster that was me.”

I absolutely loved Losing It. Funny, romantic and refreshingly free from the “emotional issues” which have featured in many of my recent New Adult reads, it is the perfect feel good, comforting read.

Posted by Caroline

Publisher: Ebury Digital
Publication Date: January 2013
Format: eBook
Pages: 288
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age: Mature YA/ New Adult
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: Debut Author

Thanks to those lovely people at Ebury Press we have one copy of the UK Paperback Of Losing It to give away to one luck UK winner!

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