31 December 2012

Happy New Year 2013 Giveaway Hop!

January 1st - 7th 2013

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Babs Book Bistro

First off, here's what I actually want to say!

Yup, Happy New Year everyone! Have a fantastic year ahead! Now, here's a little giveaway to start off the year :)


One paperback book of your choice!

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Blog Tour : Make Believe by J.A. Belfield, Jennifer M. Eaton, J. Keller Ford, Terri Rochenski, Lynda R. Young, Kelly Said (Review + Giveaway)

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Make Believe by J.A. Belfield, Jennifer M. Eaton, J. Keller Ford, Terri Rochenski, Lynda R. Young, Kelly Said.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Paranormal Anthology.
Publication : December 3rd 2012 by J.Taylor Publishing.
Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski
An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign's Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she'll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place. With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford
There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher's brother from an insanity-ridden death. After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn't the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

Birthright by Lynda R. Young
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible. She's tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her. Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there's something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won't stop until she's dead.

Petrified by Kelly Said
A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow. Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either. The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who's just as isolated as Sterling, he'll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton
Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra-a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired. The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield
From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can't help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong. Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems-ones from which she'll have to find the courage just to survive.

I always struggle at reviewing anthologies, which is why I usually try not to. I know that most people review each of the stories individually but I'm not going to do that because if I'm purchasing this book, I'd want to know if it's worth buying (as a whole), so here goes..

I can confidently state that Make Believe is written by a group of talented writers. All the stories have paranormal elements and the feel of forming part of a full length novel. They have strong story lines, despite their short length.
For the most part, these stories are all enjoyable; the premise is interesting and worth reading if you're looking for a quick and entertaining read, especially if you're a paranormal fan. However, I will say that some of the stories have common/seen-before tropes such as with Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski. Don't get me wrong, the story definitely draws you in, but there's nothing out of the ordinary. The virginal sacrifice is intriguing but I kept waiting to find out how she'd get out of it and the end kind of fell flat for me.

My only disappointment is with The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford. The plot itself isn't bad but I'm not fond of the dialogues. The story is set at medieval period and the conversations between the characters kept jumping from normal talk (like how we would speak) and you know, 'ancient' talk. I'm not sure if I'm doing a good job of explaining myself; what I'm trying to say is that the dialogues didn't make me feel connected to the book. However, it may just be me because over all, the story is engaging.

Birthright by Lynda R. Young is interesting and takes a surprising turn, which is impressive for a short story.

That being said, these stories do have the potential and quality to become full length novels. If you're someone who likes reading short stories, this book is definitely worth buying!

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30 December 2012

Echo (The Soul Seekers #2) by Alyson Noel

Echo (The Soul Seekers #2) by Alyson Noel.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : November 13th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin.
She inherited a magical destiny—and a mission to stop a powerful family of dark sorcerers. She never expected to fall in love with one of them.

There’s still so much Daire Santos has to learn about being the last Soul Seeker….and about herself. As her magical training becomes more intense, so does her relationship with Dace. But when she learns that his connection to the evil Richter family goes far deeper than she ever imagined, she begins to question if love really can conquer all.

Dace is painfully aware that he wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the Richters’ dark magic—and now his brother Cade is determined to use his love for Daire against him. Dace is willing to sacrifice anything to protect the girl he loves —including his own life. But will Daire allow it? And what if defeating Cade costs not only his life, but his soul too?

Reviewed by Priya.

Echo was quite a journey and I'm still a little unsure of what to make of it. Hearing so much about Alyson Noël's writing and her extremely popular series, The Immortals, I expected a lot from this story. The premise of the story is original, delightful and interesting, very interesting actually. The concept of soul seekers, the different levels of worlds and spirit guides, and pretty much everything spiritual is exciting and intriguing.
The plot has the potential to be a really great series, and if there is one thing about Alyson Noël I have deduced from her writing style is that she can make this plot work. But, while I was satisfied on some fronts, unfortunately it doesn't mask the fact that I was disappointed by a few aspects of it. Like how Noël's writing, sometimes, failed to pull me in.

The thing I have realized about Alyson Noël's writing is that you feel either one of the two things: Amazement or boredom. It depends on what kind of writing style appeals to a person. And I, for one, found myself struggle with that most of the time since there is no middle ground when concerned with Noël's writing. I kind of expected more depth in Noel's writing, which was a bit disappointing. On the other hand, there were scenes so beautifully written, I couldn't help but fall in love with them. Especially, the elemental songs and the scenes surrounding them were brilliantly and intricately woven. Like I said, either engrossing or irritating.

Another thing is that, Noël doesn't delve much deeper into the emotions of her
characters; sad because her writing is actually quite descriptive. Dace and Daire simply lacked dynamics. They show very little development or progress emotionally.
Sometimes, I am unable to understand either of Daire and Dace, since they are just so
good and sacrificing, they almost seem inhuman (not in a paranormal way, but in a
like-a-cardboard sort of way). Though Dace has got his reasons being the good and light half of the soul that was split between him and his twin, Cade, but what reason does Daire have? Of course, I don't want her acting evil or bitchy, but Noël's idea of good and evil is mostly black and white, which is not bad but it doesn't exactly makes for some deep reading.

All that aside, I appreciated the change of POVs, which was quite refreshing. Of
all characters, I liked Xotichl the most. She was kind and badass at the same time. She made her own shortcomings her greatest strengths, and that makes her the strongest character in my opinion. Axel and Phyre equally appealed me and drew in my

I had expected Echo to be much dark and heavy stuff, but it mostly makes up for - strictly, in my opinion - a light reading after well considering Daire's ability to wield a blade, Cade's monstrous abilities and all the blood and gore in between (like I said, strictly in my opinion). Even though, Echo failed to wow me, overall it was definitely a pleasant read. Especially, for the fans of die-for-you romances
and; other-worlds; and concept of souls and afterlife.

My favorite lines from Echo:

The other side of midnight’s hour strikes a herald thrice rung

Seer, Shadow, Sun—together they come

Sixteen winters hence—the light shall be eclipsed

Leaving darkness to ascend beneath a sky bleeding fire

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29 December 2012

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.
Audience/Genre : New Adult/Contemporary.
Publication : November 13th 2012 by Atria Books.
I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

I don't think 5 stars does this book justice. I was up until 5:30 in the morning reading this and I didn't even realise that I had been up all night!

I am so glad that I decided to purchase The Sea of Tranquility and even more that I actually read it! I don't know if my review can actually nail all the reasons I loved this book but I'll try. Sure, the story is messed up at so many levels with both the protagonists - Nastya and Josh - having a truck load of baggage/issues but I swear, this novel has one of the best narratives I've ever read in a YA/New Adult book in a long time!

The characters are dark, intense, witty, humorous and sarcastic in a way that I completely love. They're just awesome. When I started reading this book, I expected dark, depressing and predictable but instead I got addictive, amusing and emotional. The story begins with Nastya, a teenage girl with a traumatic past joining a new school. The first thing you find out about Nastya is that she doesn't talk. At all. So I have to say that it's pretty impressive how the author nailed 70% of the story just through the characters' thoughts and observations.

Then there's Josh, the broody loner (but not in an uncool way) that everyone steers clear of. The chemistry between Josh and Nastya is striking right from the start and I loved watching them get close. I'll admit, the last 20% of the book is too dramatic for my taste but even then the good definitely outweighed the bad by a long shot. Ah, there are so many little things that stick with you from this book such as Drew's amazingness, sunday dinners, sunshines, cakes and ice creams, the list is never ending!

The Sea of Tranquility pretty much screams "Turn me into a movie, I'll get you an Oscar!". This is one of the best books I've read this year!

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26 December 2012

The Boys of Summer (Summer Series #1) by C.J. Duggan (Giveaway)

The Boys of Summer (Summer Series #1) by C.J. Duggan.
Audience/Genre : New Adult/Contemporary Romance.
Publication : December 17th 2012.
It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.
To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

I have spent almost a year looking for a book similar to Jenny Han's Summer Trilogy and I FINALLY found one..and it was even better! I loved, loved, LOVED The Boys of Summer! I devoured it in a single night. This is C. J. Duggan's debut novel, which pretty amazing because it sucked me right in!

Tess doesn't like to draw attention to herself, she prefers being in the background, have fun with her two best friends and drift through high school. However the summer before Year 12, everything changes. Forced by her two best friends, Tess reluctantly takes up a summer job at a local bar in the little town of Onslow and ends up having the best summer of her life.

C. J. Duggan has created an incredibly special, charming town and filled it with fun, lovable characters. I swear, this book just made me wish Onslow was real.
The Boys of Summer is full of humour, all about friendship, first times and of course, boys. I cannot stop gushing about this story, the characters and especially the writing. For me, this wasn't just another read. The Boys of Summer really made an impression because I felt like I lived through that summer and experienced everything right there with Tess. I even felt butterflies in my stomach (yes, over fictional boys and moments), that's how much I was into it!

The Boys of Summer is a must-read for anyone who loves contemporary romance and is definitely one of the best new adult books I've read this year! Believe me, it's all kinds of wonderful and you should get this now!

P.S. Australian writers are the best! I can't wait to read more from C. J. Duggan!

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21 December 2012

Guest Reviewer Needed!


If you've been following my blog, you've probably noticed that I haven't been posting much lately and when I have, most of the time they aren't reviews.
The reason for this is because I'm back at school so between that and work, I hardly have time to read.

I've SO many review books piling up and I feel like a crappy blogger (which I really have been lately).

I need help.

I could use a guest reviewer to take on around two to three books every month. However, since these are print books and I live in India, I need someone from India as well (shipping international is too darn expensive).

So, if you live in India, love books and would like to review for me, I'd love to have you as a guest reviewer on my blog.

Please note that they're mostly new releases so some of them will be second or third in a series and you should be willing to read them.

On the bright side, you can keep the books (unless there's a reason I want it back).

Just e-mail me at vasan.anjana@gmail.com with the following information about you :

  • Name.
  • Age.
  • Address (so I can send you the books).
  • Contact Number (need it in India to mail books).
  • Preference : YA or Adult.
  • Genre Preference : Contemporary, Dystopia, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy or all.
  • Are you willing to read releases which are not first in a series?
  • Are you also interested in Indian writing?

That's all.

Thank you and happy holidays!

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Fiction, Romance.
Publication : April 27th 2010 by Sarah Crichton Books (first published September 1st 2008).
An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G.

The Silver Linings Playbook is the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal.

During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year’s Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their “contract.” All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining. In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat’s mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.

From the synopsis :

'A heartwarming debut novel, soon to be a major movie by David O. Russell.'

I'll second that. The Silver Linings Playbook is definitely heartwarming, among other things. It is special. The writing's wonderful and I loved being in Pat's head! It has been so long since a book made me feel all warm and fuzzy, this book is the first in a long time.

Pat and Tiffany are lovely, unique and perfect for each other. Matthew Quick has done a fantastic job of making you understand these quirky characters through his words. In the story, Pat's supposed to be sick but I love that he is genuine and believes in happy endings. The Silver Linings Playbook is full of memorable moments and characters. From 'apart time' to Dr. Patel (I had no clue that a shrink could be so cool), every bit of this story is delightful!

I haven't seen the movie yet so I can't compare. However, I can guarantee that this is a book worth buying!

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14 December 2012

The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton (Giveaway)

The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : December, 2012 by Etopia Press.
When myth becomes reality, reality becomes a nightmare.

Like any other teenager in America, Ashley just wants a normal life. But growing up in an orphanage for the insane is anything but normal. After endless therapy and increasing medication, her nightmares have only gotten worse.

Probably because they’re not nightmares.

When Ashley’s mysteriously abducted, she finds a reality even less normal than the orphanage. And she discovers something else—she’s no ordinary orphan. Faced with enemies thought to only exist in fairy tales, Ashley discovers she possesses a powerful Maya bloodline. She’s the daughter of an ancient Maya Guardian, whose duty is to protect the Stone of Muuk’ich, an enchanted relic blessed by the gods. But first she must get it back from Sarian, a power-hungry demigod who slaughtered the last guardian—Ashley’s mother. Without the stone, all will be lost.

When she meets Arwan, a hot Belizean time bender, his delicious olive skin and dark eyes make her feel a little less alone. But his gentle whispers and reassuring touch might not be all they seem. How can she balance love and duty when it’s up to her to prevent the rising of the underworld? Especially when the guy she loves might be its crown prince…

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12 December 2012

Giftcard Giveaway sponsored by Cuponation (India Only)

To my Indian Followers,

You bibliophiles know the awesomeness of Flipkart. Thanks to a new company called Cuponation, I've a Rs.1000 voucher giveaway for you guys today :) Yes, you can buy some pretty awesome books with that.

All you avid readers out there, take part in the "quiz" sponsored by Cuponation. One lucky winner will get an e-gift voucher from Flipkart worth Rs 1000. Rest of the participants should not lose heart, you can avail great discounts on variety of products including books from here. You can also subscribe to the newsletters from Cuponation to get regular updates about new exciting offers.

I know the image says 'How Smart Are You?' but this is going to be slightly different.

I've decided to have a fun bookish trivia giveaway.

I have written some of my favourite quotes for you below. Just guess the book(s) they're from, tweet about the contest and one of you will win this gift card!

Simple enough? The quotes are from popular young/new adult/adult books! You can guess any or all of the quotes, the more you get right, the more entries you have.

Quote #1

“Like a horse, honey, somebody's gonna break you."
"Never. Going. To. Happen.”

Quote #2

“Because without our language, we have lost ourselves. Who are we without our words?”

Quote #3

“We live and breathe words.”

Quote #4

“As long as I know this" - he lifted our joined hands - "is mine to hold, I'll wait for you forever.”

Quote #5


Quote #6

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

Quote #7

“Impulsive isn’t something you choose. It’s something you are.”

Quote #8

“I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.”

Quote #9

“You need me? You yell. You want to leave? We go. I'll get you out of here, no matter what.”

Quote #10

“A lamb in a city of wolves.”

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07 December 2012

Blog Tour : In Bed with the Opposition by Stephanie Draven (Giveaway)

It's Kindle and Me's stop today for the In Bed with the Opposition Blog Tour! Enter the giveaway to win a copy :)

In Bed with the Opposition by Stephanie Draven.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Romance.
Publication : August 15th 2012 by Entangled Publishing (Indulgence).
Armed with a sassy haircut, a sharp wit, and a personal list of rules for all life's exigencies, Grace Santiago has everything under control. At least until Ethan Castle walks back into her life. Grace hasn't forgotten their disastrous affair in law school, but she can't resist his bad boy charm.

When Grace learns that Ethan has been hired by the other side, her loyalties—and her heart—are torn in two. Though their sexual chemistry can't be denied, they find themselves deadlocked. Ethan believes that all is fair in love and war, but he won't give up the fight—not even to win Grace's heart. So what can a good girl like Grace do, but learn to play dirty?

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Stephanie Draven is currently a denizen of Baltimore, that city of ravens and purple night skies. She lives there with her favorite nocturnal creatures–three scheming cats and a deliciously wicked husband. And when she is not busy with dark domestic rituals, she writes her books.

Stephanie has always been a storyteller. In elementary school, she channeled Scheherazade, weaving a series of stories to charm children into sitting with her each day at the lunch table. When she was a little older, Stephanie scared all the girls at her sleepovers with ghost stories.

She should have known she was born to hold an audience in her thrall, but Stephanie resisted her writerly urges and graduated from college with a B.A. in Government. Then she went to Law School, where she learned how to convincingly tell the tallest tales of all!

A longtime lover of ancient lore, Stephanie enjoys re-imagining myths for the modern age. She doesn’t believe that true love is ever simple or without struggle so her work tends to explore the sacred within the profane, the light under the loss and the virtue hidden in vice. She counts it amongst her greatest pleasures when, from her books, her readers learn something new about the world or about themselves.

Stephanie also writes historical fiction as Stephanie Dray and has a series of forthcoming novels from Berkley Books featuring Cleopatra’s daughter.

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05 December 2012

Blog Tour : Captivated by You (Superstars in Love #1) by Diane Alberts (Giveaway)

Captivated by You (Superstars in Love #1) by Diane Alberts.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Contemporary Romance.
Publication : November 6th 2012 by Swoon Romance.
Mark Delaney is a high profile movie star who wants nothing more than to visit his sister for the Christmas holiday before his big movie premiere. When he goes back to Colorado against his agent’s wishes, of course a snowstorm comes that lands his Maserati in a ditch. Stranded on a quiet road, he knocks on the door of the first house he sees—the same house that his former math tutor grew up in. Expecting to find an elderly couple donned in robes and hair curlers, he’s knocked off his feet when Lacey Robertson herself opens the door. She’s all grown up now…and Mark can’t help but notice.

When Lacey opens the door to find a tuxedo-clad man staring back at her, she can’t believe that the very same boy she pined after throughout childhood is on her porch. Having the famous star all to herself is intoxicating to say the least, but she resolves to resist the temptation of a blissful night in his arms. After all, he’s probably used to women throwing themselves at him on a nightly basis…and she won’t be one of the faceless crowd begging for his attention.

But when she finds out that he hasn't stopped thinking about her, despite his A-list life, will she fall into his arms for a single night of pleasure? Or will she dare to hope for more?

Thanks to Swoon Romance and Diane for letting me be a part of this blog tour! I've a giveaway for you guys.

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Follow the rest of the tour!

11/16 - K Books
11/20 - I Love Lady P**n
11/22 - Talking Supe
12/03 - Hesperia Loves Books
12/04 - Lisa's Book Review
12/05 - Kindle and Me
12/21 - The Readiacs

Diane Alberts current contracted works with Entangled Publishing are: ON ONE CONDITION (February 2012, Ever After line), DIVINELY RUINED (Divine Temptations Trilogy #1, April 2012, Ever After line), TRY ME (Take a Chance #1, May 2012, Ever After line), and LOVE ME (Take a Chance #2, TBA, Ever After line). Her current works with Swoon Romance are CAPTIVATED BY YOU (the first in the series Superstars in Love, November 2012). Her current works with Decadent Publishing are: KILL ME TOMORROW (October 2011, 1NightStand series), RECLAIMED (December 2011), ABSOLUTION (March 2012, Honor Guard series), BROKEN (March 2012, 1NightStand series), and ESCAPE TO ME (August 2012, 1NightStand series). Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she's not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing, Swoon Romance, and Decadent Publishing. She has, as of this date, four books with Entangled Publishing, one book with Swoon Romance, and five books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. Her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name. Her Swoon Romance novella, CAPTIVATED BY YOU, hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list.

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