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Shades of Avalon Cover Reveal

Some things in life will always be worth the wait. 

As a book lover, when you find that you are a fan of a particular story, its characters, & its author, then a book’s sequel is definitely worth waiting for! 

It’s finally here! A double reveal for the Shades series by Irish author Carol Oates. And as blog hosts, we strong-armed Carol and her publisher, Omnific, into giving us a glimpse of her newest book, due out soon! But beware…if you haven’t read Shades of Atlantis yet, the sequel’s synopsis and excerpt will have **spoilers**

First let’s take a look at the new & improved cover of Shades of Atlantis:


Ooh! Isn’t it striking? Those of you who have already read Carol’s book will recognize that this is Triona Pryor, a seemingly ordinary young woman with a plan to go out into the world and bravely live her life, only to realize her bloodlines have predestined what kind of world she and her brother Ben will be exposed to and forced to face.


Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she has always felt that she didn’t quite fit in…in Camden, or anywhere else.

Enter Caleb Wallace, the devilishly handsome man who has recently moved to Triona’s small town.

While their attraction to each other is instantaneous, it also proves to be dangerous…and deadly. When tragedy strikes, Triona flees to London for solace and to start her life anew. It’s there she discovers from an unlikely source that her family has been keeping secrets from her – secrets about not only her birthright, but her ultimate destiny as well.

Armed with this knowledge, Triona finds herself thrown into a whole new world and into a battle to save the lives of everyone she loves.

And presenting the sequel, Shades of Avalon:

SOAvalon_CoverOoh! Now isn’t this intriguing and mysterious? Carol sets up an interesting turn of events here! While the first book is told from Triona’s perspective, the sequel does something unexpected and picks up with the story continuing from Ben’s perspective. The cover suggests events will force Ben to be embroiled more deeply into the new, perhaps darker, world full of mystical legends and magic. The excerpt below suggests he’ll discover more about who he is and his place in his new world.


Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of the beings that once ruled Atlantis, Ben has eagerly embraced his newfound abilities and birthright.

When Caleb, his sister’s mate, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, the prime suspect is the last remaining member of the overthrown corrupt Guardian Council.

With the discovery that an old acquaintance has been keeping secrets and the future Ben was so sure of shifting before his eyes, the situation becomes more complicated, the ransom for Caleb too high.

In the sequel to Shades of Atlantis, Ben will delve deeper than he ever imagined into the magical old ways of the Guardians, the secrets of Excalibur, and the truth behind the legend of King Arthur.

Shades of Avalon Excerpt:

“I have no idea what my blood can do,” I conceded.

“What?” Amanda tilted her head, intrigued.

“Oh, nothing much. Just something the crazy, old coot Merlin said.”

I left the three of them and approached the edge of the lake, careful not to slip on the mud. Nothing says regal confidence like sliding on my ass. I planted my feet and threw my shoulders back, expanding my chest. I had no idea how to do this. Did I simply ask, or was there a specific command? I decided to wing it and hope.

The water moved, and I imagined liquid eyes watching me. Butterflies tumbled in my stomach. I rubbed my palm across it in a vain attempt to allay the movement. It didn’t work and my apprehension grew. I framed the words in my mind as Emma nodded, straining the bowstring a little more. I took the action as assurance she had my back. She was just a kid and yet probably braver than me.

“You wish to entreat us, Blood of Danu?” Ripples spread out across the glassy surface of the lake from the base of the pillar. If I wasn’t mistaken, the tone of the voices verged on arrogance.

“No,” I boomed. “I don’t entreat you. I am Benjamin Alexander Pryor. I am the last born in the bloodline of Dagda and descendant of the goddess, Danu. I command you to return the human known as Arthur Pendragon to this world immediately.” 

Author Bio:

Carol Oates came into the world on Christmas morning, in an elevator. Raised just across the street from the childhood home of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, it was only a matter of time before Carol’s love of all things supernatural would emerge. She began experimenting with fiction at school and keeps the notebook containing her first unpublished novel in her desk drawer. Over three decades later, all her stories still begin life scrawled on paper. When not writing, Carol can be found exploring history with her son. Luckily, he shares her love of old buildings, castles, and tombs.

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Goodreads: Shades of Atlantis

Goodreads: Shades of Avalon


Omnific and Carol have graciously set up some very nice giveaway prizes for our readers:

1. E-pack of Shades series provided by Omnific

2. Print copy of the original Shades of Atlantis, Collector cards, & a Newbridge Silver bookmark

3. Print copy of the original Shades of Atlantis & Collector cards

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Three fabulous prizes. Three lucky winners.
Just click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter. Best of luck!

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We just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of the blogs who helped spread the word about today’s cover reveal and signed up to participate! Each blog will be featuring a giveaway, so readers can blog hop and enter multiple contests. It’s always good to show your support of an author by leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads!

Special thanks to Traci from Omnific and, of course, our friend Carol Oates for letting us help promote Shades of Avalon. Wishing you blockbuster success with this next installment once it is released!

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100 Days of Wallbanger: EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT from Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton and GIVEAWAY

Have you missed Simon and Caroline as much as we have?! Well, the countdown is on. We’re only 100 days away from the much-anticipated sequel to Wallbanger. . .

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In this sequel to Wallbanger, fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into “absence makes the heart grow fonder” mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!

Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing—but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences? With this second book in the Cocktail series, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy confection of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!


I passed by on my way to the kitchen, and was stopped by a hand on my ass.


“Hi,” he answered, his eyes still on the computer.

“You need something?”

“Always,” he answered, maneuvering my ass so it was on his lap.

“Not always, you were sleeping earlier,” I pouted, as he swept a piece of hair behind my ear.

“I’m not sleeping now.”

“I’ve got turnovers.”

“I already like where this is going,” he murmured, his hands tightening around my waist.

“No no, I mean I have turnovers. That I need to put in the oven.”

“Wait, those are like tiny pies, right?”

“Yes, Simon, they’re like tiny pies.”



“Have mercy.”

“You know what it does to me when you go Uncle Jesse on me.”

His eyes widened, and something else hardened. “I do indeed.”

Kissed me fierce he did, and while I did my best to remind him of my turnovers, he did his best to make me forget. And I did, until the doorbell rang.

“Dammit,” he muttered, releasing me.

“Saved by the bell,” I sang out, rising off his lap.

“You know what it does when you go Kelly Kapowski on me.”

“I do indeed. And if you’re a good boy tonight I’ll give you my own special Bayside cheer later on.” I winked, and danced away from his grabby hands. “Now go do something with that,” I instructed, pointing at his enthusiasm.

He strutted away.

The Cocktail Series


  1. WALLBANGER Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Chapters
  2. RUSTY NAILED  (Expected Release: 6/24/14) Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Chapters
  3. SCREWDRIVERED (Expected Release: 9/2/14) Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Chapters
  4. MAI TAI’D UP  (Expected Release: 12/2/14) Amazon | Chapters


Want to join us and be a part of the Rusty Nailed Blog Tour? Just click here to fill out the request form. Enn Bocci will be in touch with you!


If you’re not following Alice already, what are you waiting for?

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Special thanks to Alice ClaytonEnn Bocci, (book publicist/blog tour coordinator), and Kristin Dwyer (Associate Director of Publicity at Gallery Books) for organizing this giveaway!

What the winner will receive once both books are available:

  • WALLBANGER signed by Alice Clayton
  • RUSTY NAILED signed by Alice Clayton

Just click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter. The contest is open internationally and will remain open until 6/20/14 12:00 am EST in anticipation of the release date for Rusty Nailed on 6/24/14. The winner will need to provide an email address in order to coordinate the giveaway. Good luck!

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BIG DAY! Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector’s Edition App Tour and Giveaway From Debra Anastasia

Before we get started gushing about this game changer, we want to wish Debra a very happy 40th birthday!! We know how very hard she has been working with Omnific on this passion project and that the official debut of the app could not be a better birthday present. Enjoy your day, Debra. You’ve earned it. Mwah! -Lisa & Kitt

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Note From Debra

So of course everyone wants their book to be turned into a movie. I’m no exception. I can’t imagine popcorn tasting any better than when some day I’m watching Poughkeepsie on the big screen. I think it will always be a dream of mine. (A/N: Ours too!!)

When Omnific Publishing approached me about doing the Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector’s Edition app, I didn’t hesitate to agree. It didn’t matter that there was no template for this thing. I was going in.

I sat and made a list of must haves. It was too long, the stuff of a crazy person. Every single thing I put on that first list is in this project. In my professional career, nothing has been harder than this was. And now, nothing is more rewarding. It’s as close as Poughkeepsie will get to a movie without a film crew.

There are over 200 pictures in the app, over 20 custom made videos and a SOUNDTRACK! It plays while you read. I had a talented foley artist compose sounds to make the action more visible. There are interactive games, interviews, how to videos and two movie shorts.

That’s right, two movie shorts. John Quinlan portrayed Beckett Taylor for me in a digital film that is included. He had real guns and alcohol. The attention to detail makes me so proud. And Tiffany Hartsfield dances as Kyle. The routine is stunning, she is so, so talented.

So it’s not a full Fic to Flick, but it is super close, and I’m so very glad to have this blog on my tour. I love interacting with Fics2Flicks because it feels like a positive step towards that ultimate dream of a Poughkeepsie movie. (A/N: Aaaaaand now you went and made us cry. We heart you sfm, woman!)

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Note From Debra’s Team

Welcome to the Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector’s Edition App Tour!

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia has been a cult hit bestseller since 2011. A homeless guy counting the smiles of a kind train commuter spiraled into a novel that was nominated by The Rockstars of Romance as one of the most romantic stories ever and won 2nd place! It was a story that deserved getting a jumbo-sized enhancement. Extra scenes out the ying yang was, of course, a huge part of the fun. Getting to spend some of those previously undiscovered first moments with Blake and Livia or the moment he proposed was worth exploring. In Debra’s wildest dreams she imagined Poughkeepsie with its own soundtrack, anchored by her favorite musicians. When blockbuster talent Ron Pope signed on with fourteen songs and then Rustic Overtones agreed as well, she knew things were going to get crazy cool.

After almost two full years of development, the Enhanced Poughkeepsie is ready. Debra lost count of the hours spent, as did the developer poured into this. It was a beast and more amazing than she could have ever imagined. This app became the most exceptional reading experience Debra could devise for her readers.

Check out what’s in store for you:

  • This app will be available for all kinds of devices!
  • It is available now as Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPad
  • Website for Droid, iPhones, and Computers is coming soon!

Our Review

Oh. My. God. This is an interactive reading experience like nothing we’ve ever seen before. If you thought Debra’s characters came to life on the written page, just wait until you get your hands on the app! We don’t even know where to begin!! There is a video from Debra personally walking you through how to use the app, which made us smile. There are stops along the way in each chapter (appropriate for our train station heroes btw) that give you glimpses into Debra’s thoughts, favorite lines, music that inspired her, sounds that capture a moment, videos to enhance the story/experience, and 47,000+ new words that give us the chance to revisit Blake and Livia’s world. Let us repeat… Oh. My. God.

We hope you’ll get the app and experience it for yourself. It’s amazing, as is the author who helped create it. And what drove Debra to spend literally years working on this project? Giving back to the fans she loves (old, new, and yet to be discovered). Today may be Debra’s birthday, but we are the ones who have received a gift. Thanks to Debra and the team who helped make this happen and for sharing it with us!

Our Giveaway 

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Thanks to Debra and Omnific, we have an eSet to giveaway. Just click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter. Entries must be received by 3/24/14 12:00am EST to qualify.

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Debra’s Giveaway

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As you can see, Debra is giving away a TON of stuff!! Visit her website here or click on the Rafflecopter link below for complete details. Wowza!

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Join Us For a Social Media Flash Mob Tonight!

The fun starts at 7pm EST, and you will see this to kick things off…

WARNING: You’re about to experience the #EnhancedPoughkeepsieApp Flash Mob. Do not be afraid #FlashPoughApp

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Be sure and follow Debra’s social media accounts if you’re not already. She’s an absolute riot. You can also find synopses and ordering info for all of her books on her website.

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Upcoming: Two Cover Reveals, One Series!

Would you like to join us?

We’re looking for book bloggers who would like to join us in revealing the new cover for the upcoming Shades of Avalon, by Irish author Carol Oates, the sequel to her debut novel, Shades of Atlantis published by Omnific.

Carol knows that we are big fans of her writing and immensely enjoyed Shades of Atlantis  *beams with pride* from the very beginning! We’ve shared this book with others in our real lives and her story has been well received! As far as we’re concerned, her sequel –due out April 15th–is highly anticipated. 🙂

Now we know, usually on this blog there’s a recurring theme that we like to talk about books that were previously fanfiction or books that are heavy in the erotica department. Carol’s books are neither, which is okay because we like to consider ourselves diverse here, too! Carol’s Shades series is paranormal romance in the new adult realm with Carol’s beautiful writing lending itself to a mix of mature characters that appeal to mature readers (like us!) as well as young adults! So far…the story has that  whole ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ concept when innocent characters suddenly find themselves up against dark forces, with a destiny love story or two (or three?) mixed in. Who doesn’t enjoy stories of this genre?

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As an added bonus, Carol and Omnific have decided to revamp the cover of Shades of Atlantis as well!  We always thought the original cover (seen above on the book shelf) was pretty and really set a tone for the Irish setting & myths found within the story, but times they are a-changing and we’re proud to have been blessed with some luck of the Irish that will allow us to help usher in the changes.

Won’t you please join us?!?!? C’mon, it’ll be fun!!

If you would like to be part of this double cover reveal on March 26th with us, simply sign up using this Google form!  Bonus: There will be giveaways for both your participation and your readers! 🙂

And for our blog readers w/o blogs, we insist that you join us on March 26th for the cover reveals, giveaways, and hopefully an exclusive interview with Carol! Did you know that even if you don’t know her writing (yet, that is…) you may know her work? In addition to writing, Carol is very talented at designing book covers, fan art, and even videos for other authors you probably know! Yep, she’s very supportive of her contemporaries, who will tell you that when it comes to her depicting their characters or stories, she always gets it right. One of her most recent projects she worked on was a book trailer for fellow Omnific author, Debra Anastasia, who has so much good to say about her!

 “Carol Oates is a stunning writer and a fabulous artist. Her keen eye has been integral in so many of my projects!! She is a genius.” -Debra Anastasia 

Here’s where you can find more info on Carol:

Twitter  | Blog | Amazon

Sincerest thanks to Traci from Omnific and Carol for getting us involved!

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COVER REVEAL: Rogue by Katy Evans

We can’t wait for this new book from Katy in The Real Series!


He’s lickable, right?!



Greyson King…

My boyfriend. My friend. My protector. He’s the reason I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, and the reason I fall asleep limp, worn out, and aching for his warm arms around me. When we make love, he says my name like it means something. Like I mean something.


His name is Greyson King, but his alias is Zero.

There’s zero trace of him, he has zero past, and now I know that with him, I will have zero future.

He may leave no trace of him anywhere, but his imprint is in me, in my very soul—and I hate that a mere look at him commands the beat of my heart. The temperature of my body.

I’ve looked for love my entire life. I’ve waited for the butterflies, the rainbows…

Instead I’m in a free fall of emotions and there’s no one to catch me but the one man I should be running away from. The one man I thought was my prince charming.

Except this prince charming went rogue.

Greyson will stop at nothing to make me be with him. He’ll let no one stand in our way, will allow no one to threaten me, and maybe this is what scares me most of all…

What will my rogue do to keep me?


The fourth story in the new adult series that began with the New York Times bestseller Real
features Brooke’s best friend, Melanie, and the rogue she can’t resist.

Release Date: July 29, 2014

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Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love, married him, and now they are hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…


Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting: Review, Author Interview, and Audiobook Giveaway

In the world of Twilight fanfiction, there are stories that are known as “biggies.” Clipped Wings & Inked Armor is definitely one of them. So when it was announced that it was going to be published, Kitt and I were excited for the author and for the chance to watch her mainstream career take flight. (See what we did there?) Helena is also one of those authors who is very appreciative of her fans and approachable on Twitter. You’re going to love her and her words if you don’t already. Speaking of her words…


F2F: First of all, thank you for agreeing to this Q&A and for giving us the opportunity to do an audiobook giveaway of Clipped Wings. We’re thrilled to be a small part of this next step in your journey.

HH: It really is a pleasure! Thank you for inviting me to chat!

F2F: When you wrote the original Clipped Wings & Inked Armor as Twilight fanfiction, was it just something you did for fun or had you always wanted to be a writer?

HH: When I started Clipped Wings & Inked Armor back in 2009, I was taking a break from another piece I was writing. I inadvertently stumbled across fanfic (I’m not sure there’s any other way for that to happen). After reading several stories, I thought it would be interesting to write one of my own. I just wanted to see if I could write something people would want to read. I’ve always written, however, the vast majority of my stories are packed away in boxes in my basement. Until CW&IA, I’d kept my writing very private. That story changed things. (A/N: We’re so glad it did!)

F2F: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers hoping to get published?

HH: Edit. Edit. Edit. And outline. I had a very loose working outline for CW&IA when I started writing it way back when. I was about six chapters into the rewrite when my very patient, kind, reasonable friend Alex put the brakes on and encouraged me to flesh out an outline. It took about a month. I sucked at it. But eventually I got to the point where I had a very tight outline for both Clipped Wings and Inked Armor. After that, the writing process was much smoother.

I encourage writers to find crit partners and to set aside the fear of cutting scenes or chapters if they disrupt the flow of the story. In the case of CW&IA, I cut out about half the book. I was extraordinarily fortunate to have a group of women from The Writers’ Collective (here) work with me on three manuscripts. By the time we got to IA, we were all very comfortable with the process. A first draft is just that…a first draft. The hard work comes after.

F2F: Speaking of getting published, how did you celebrate once you got the acceptance news?

With tears of joy and some wine. My agent Brooks and I spent nearly a year on submission and in that time I’d rewritten the entire story. There were definitely some moments when I questioned whether it would ever happen. I took the story from 430k down to roughly 225k. It was challenging, but being able to hold the book in my hands makes it worth it.

F2F: Transitioning from fanfic gave you the freedom to pick new character names. Is there any significance in choosing Hayden and Tenley?

I picked the name Hayden Stryker long before I started the rewrite. It just fit his character. Stryker always makes me think of lightning, which is reflective of Hayden. He’s electric, severe, intense. I wanted his name to reveal that about him.

Tenley’s name is unusual, and so are her circumstances. Tenley is a unique individual – her trauma, her experiences, who she becomes during the story. I wanted her name to embody that about her. And I thought it was quirky and cool, so I ran with it.

F2F: Hayden and Tenley have deeply personal issues to overcome, issues that both help and get in the way of their growing relationship. You write their struggle so beautifully. How did their story come to you? Which character was in your head first?

HH: Their story developed as a result of events that occurred which stuck with me. A groom and groomsmen were in a limo on their way to the wedding. A tractor trailer jackknifed and everyone died, leaving a devastated bride at the altar. That kind of trauma would leave deep scars. It made me question how someone could move on from such deep emotional wounds.

I suppose that indirectly answers the next question. Tenley’s trauma was the inception, but Hayden was the one I developed first. With his own traumatic past and his poor coping skills, he was the one person who could understand and relate to Tenley in a way others might not. She was the catalyst for a change that had been coming long before her arrival in his life. The body modification acted as the vehicle for connection and healing, within and between them.

F2F: What made you decide to write the prequel novella Cupcakes and Ink as opposed to a sequel? Or can fans also look forward to a sequel novella? (hint, hint)

HH: Cupcakes and Ink was an opportunity to explore Tenley and Hayden’s frame of mind just prior to meeting. Tenley is running from a past she can’t escape and she’s in such a dark, lonely place. Hayden is on the cusp of change. Neither one of them knows what’s coming until it hits them.

If you’re referring to Cracks in the Armor, it’s about secondary characters in CW & IA 🙂 I don’t have a sequel planned for Hayden and Tenley after Inked Armor, but I’d love to write Chris and Sarah’s story.

F2F: We really love the unique covers. Did you have any input into designing them?

HH: I sure did! I had lots of ideas for the covers, and I passed them over to the art team at S&S. They did such a fabulous job turning those initial ideas into gorgeous artwork. I love the juxtaposition between the covers for Clipped Wings and Inked Armor. It’s such a reflection of the light and dark.

F2F: We’re thrilled that Clipped Wings is also available as an audiobook! How involved were you in the process?

HH: My involvement was limited, but I adore Jason Carpenter’s and Elizabeth Louise’s voices for Hayden and Tenley. Hayden’s voice is so deadpan, and it makes me smile every time I hear it. (A/N: I read the ARC, but as a self-professed audiobook addict, I will definitely be doing a “reread” by listening to the audiobook! -Lisa)

F2F: If your fics were to one day be turned into flicks, who do you envision in the lead roles?

HH: This is a question I’ve pondered at length. Midian from SMIBooks brought my attention to a tatted up model named Stephen James who is absolutely gorgeous. If he was an actor, I’d put him in the role in a heartbeat. As for Tenley, Imogen Poots is gorgeous and well suited for the role.

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Tenley (Imogen Poots)

F2F: Are you working on any other projects you can share with us? We know the Twilight fandom will want to know if The Misapprehension of Bella Swan will ever be published, for example.

HH: That is a project I’d love to work on! I’m hoping it’s one of the next I get to tackle. I already have names for those characters and they make me giggle. I have another completed manuscript ready to roll and I’m very much hoping I get to write Chris and Sarah’s story, because I love those characters. So yes, I have a few potential projects! (A/N: Very exciting news!)

F2F: Do you have any book signings/appearances coming up so fans can get out to meet you?

HH: I’ll be at RT in NOLA in May, LoveNVegas in October as well as the  DC Author Event in March 2015. I’ll be sure to post any signings and events on my website as they arise.

F2F: Congrats on the debut of Clipped Wings, and we wish you nothing but continued success as you find new readers!

HH: Thank you so much for making this a stop on the blog tour!

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Their body art is hot. Their chemistry is even hotter.

From her dark hair sweeping below her waist to her soft, sexy curves, Tenley Page intrigues tattoo artist Hayden Stryker in a way no one else ever has…especially when she asks him to ink a gorgeous, intricate design on her back. Yet for all her beauty, there is something darkly tragic and damaged about Tenley that Hayden is everything.

Covered in ink and steel, Hayden is everything Tenley has never dared to want, awakening a desire to explore more than the art adorning his stunning body. Trapped by a past that leaves her screaming from nightmares, Tenley sees Hayden as the perfect escape. Although he has secrets too, if they both keep themselves guarded perhaps their intense physical connection will remain only that.

But nothing, not even passion, can keep them safe from their pasts…


Thanks to Gallery Books, we were fortunate enough to get an ARC of Clipped Wings to read in exchange for an honest review. But honestly? We already knew we were going to love it 🙂

For those of you who love your book boyfriend to be a tatted up bad boy with a big heart, you’re going to freaking love Hayden. For those of you who don’t think you would love your book boyfriend to be a tatted up bad boy with a big heart, you’re going to freaking love Hayden. And you’re going to love the way he helps Tenley tear down the wall she built to protect her heart and, in so doing, tears down his own.

With alternating POVs, Helena Hunting takes you on an emotional journey with these characters, and you will never look at tattoos (or cupcakes!) the same way again. The way she understands how deeply personal the art of ink is, and how that understanding creates so much intimacy between Hayden and Tenley, will take your breath away. These two have a long way to go to reconcile their hearts with their minds, but their souls have already started to fill in the outline.


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Amazon Clipped Wings
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Kobo Inked Armor
Kobo Cracks in the Armor (not listed yet)

iBooks Cupcakes & Ink
iBooks Clipped Wings
iBooks Inked Armor
iBooks Cracks in the Armor


Thanks to the generosity of Helena Hunting, publicist extraordinaire Enn Bocci, and Simon & Schuster, we are giving away a Clipped Wings audiobook to one lucky winner!

Excerpt, Clip 1:

Excerpt, Clip 2 (racy): You might want to use headphones to listen to this sexy clip 🙂


Click here to enter —> a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway ends 3/14/14 at 12:00 am EST.
The winner will need to provide an email address for
instructions on how to access the free audiobook.
Good luck!


Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s putting her degree in English Lit to good use by writing contemporary erotic romance.


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