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$.99 B-day Sale Witch Avenue (The Complete Set) reg. $7.99 and Contest!!

Hey everyone!

I hope you're all doing well. I've been pretty busy (and quiet) working on a new romance (can't wait to share it) and Beyond Intent. I also only have about 7 weeks left in my Master's program so I'm finishing up my thesis work. Yay!!! Very exciting!! 

My birthday is on Sunday so I wanted to do a little week-long event surrounding the Witch Avenue Series. It already kicked off over on my Facebook page with contests and I also announced a HUGE temporary price drop on the Witch Avenue Series as a thank you. The complete set is only $.99 (reg. $7.99)!! FOUR BOOKS for only $.99!!!!!!! Woohoo!!! I plan on the sale running until the 24th and hope we can spread the word! 

My street team has certainly been posting information about the price drop on Facebook and I can't thank them enough!! We've had a great start to the promo and I hope to introduce lots of new readers to Triss and Logan!! I'm really excited about this opportunity and hope you guys can spread the word about the sale!!! 

I'm also running a contest that I wanted to share with you all! I'm giving away some Witch Avenue Gift Baskets (bath products) and Amazon Cards to celebrate my b-day!!

Hope you can share the word on the great deal!!! And for those who haven't read the Witch Avenue Series and decide to take the plunge, I hope you enjoy Logan and Triss's adventures as much as I did. 

Don't forget to enter to win!!



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Beyond Reason is NOW AVAILABLE! $25 Amazon Contest

Beyond Reason is now available on Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. I have provided the links below. Lily's story has been such an incredible one to write and I hope you all enjoy. If you haven't started the Beyond Love Series, the first book, BEYOND CONTROL, is FREE right now on Amazon, Nook, and iBooks!

Beyond Reason also holds a special spot in my heart because it is LUCKY THIRTEEN. It is hard to believe that I have released thirteen novels!! They snuck up on me. 

I have loved every single minute of this writing journey and can't thank you all enough for coming along with me! Being able to write between genres is a special thing, and I really appreciate your following for allowing me to write what I want, when I want. Being able to write fantasy, paranormal, sic-fi, and contemporary has been so much fun - so thank you! 

Beyond Reason is the third book in the Beyond Love Series, and there are three more books scheduled in the series. However, MORE might be possible! I hope you fall for Lily's story the way I did and thank you so much for everything!! As a thank you, I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon Card during the LUCKY 13 RELEASE EVENT. The winner will be chosen once my fourteenth release is available. Just leave a comment! 


Contest for BEYOND REASON Cover Reveal!!

Today was the cover reveal event around the blogosphere for BEYOND REASON! A big thank you to AToMR for organizing!

I'm so excited about this reveal. The photographer, Teresa Yeh, and the models did an amazing job! And Claudia at Phatpuppy and Ashley at BB did fabulous work creating the cover. I just love the snow and overall cozy vibe!

I'm really looking forward to sharing Lily's story with you all, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.

Leave a comment about the cover and one person will be chosen to win a $5 Amazon Card and a Beyond Reason tote! Winner will be chosen March 15th!

Cover Design: Cover Artist: Phatpuppy Art Studios 
Photographer: Teresa Yeh 
Typography: BB Designs 
Models: Anya Kod and Steve Alario 
Makeup/Hair: Nadya Rutman

BEYOND REASON COMING FEB. 28th!!!!
Are you ready for Lily's story?



Blurb:
Lily’s off and running the moment she graduates. She’s working at one of the most prestigious PR firms in Portland where her ambition propels her ahead at the firm and she loves it. Between decorating her new apartment and focusing solely on work, she has no time for dating, which is ideal since that’s never been her strong suit. At least not since she ran away from her high school sweetheart several years before. 

After more than a handful of somewhat sketchy relationships in college, she’s come up with a few dating guidelines:

 >Don’t date the boss.
 >Don’t date his son. 
 >Stay away from Professors, even if not in school. 
 >At an event, never consume more than two drinks — okay maybe three. 
 >Always have a backup plan. 
 >Never leave your items unattended. 
 >Never fall in love. 

As long as she sticks to the rules everything should be fine, but that’s always been her problem. She never sticks to the rules, and she has two best friends determined to find her perfect match, even if that means digging up her old high school boyfriend.

Beyond Control is FREE right now!

Hey, guys!

I hope you're enjoying the start to 2014! It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that we are now soaring into February. But the one thing that is reminding me of that daily, is that Beyond Reason is in its final stages before release. The official release date is Feb. 28th, but if it comes out early, I'll let everyone know here and on Facebook. I can't wait to share Lily's story with you all. The cover reveal is actually happening on Feb. 18th and is being organized by AToMR. If you'd like to sign up, click here.

To celebrate the third book in the Beyond Love Series, I have made Beyond Control FREE on Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, and Nook! Make sure to grab a copy if you haven't done so yet.

The Beyond Love series is my first contemporary romance series, and I have enjoyed writing every aspect of it. The ideas just keep coming as I picture where this series will go, and the characters still have a lot to experience. I think Brandy, Gabby, and Lily will be fun to revisit through the years and that's my plan.

I'm also working away on AlibiZ, and once I know more about timing, I'll let everyone know. 

Well, we are off to the store to grab ingredients for spaghetti and garlic bread, but I wanted to make sure everyone knew that Beyond Control is FREE and that Beyond Reason will be available on Feb. 28th! Woohoo!!

Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section or via my contact form. I always love hearing from you.


Sale!! Contests!! 30 Days of RecruitZ Begins Today! Grab it for only $.99 (Giftcard and Zombie Survival Kits up for grabs)

30 Days of RecruitZ begins today!! Woohoo!! There are so many phenomenal bloggers, street team members, and readers who are getting in on the fun! Within 24 hours, the slots had almost all filled up so I'm really looking forward to everything! 

First of all, a huge price drop just occurred on RecruitZ!! It's only $.99 right now!! Yippee!!

So what is the event?

Each day, there will be character interviews, playlists, excerpts, and Q&A's! There will also be plenty of reviews that will give you a nice sense of what RecruitZ is all about. The tentative schedule is below so I hope you can jump around and support everyone who is taking the time to promote RecruitZ! Each time you leave a comment on someone's blog during the RecruitZ event, you'll earn extra entries!

What can you win?

$25 Amazon Card
Zombie Survival Kit
How can you win?
1)  Like Karice Bolton's Facebook Page
2)  Tweet About RecruitZ
3)  Follow me on Twitter
4)  Leave a blog comment on my blog 
and daily participating blogs (more than one entry allowed)
5)  Subscribe to my blog

30 Days of RecruitZ Schedule!

January 15th - Karice Bolton's kickoff 
January 16th - Facebook Giveaway
January 17th - Pretty Little Memoirs
January 18th - Penny Book Blogs
January 19th Bawakas Bookfair
        What the Cat Read
January 23rd - Facebook Giveaway
January 24th - Stuck in Books
January 26th - Book Lover's Life
January 28th - Mother Gamer Writer
January 29th - nefretitim blog
January 30th - Must Read Faster
January 31st - Bookish Brunette
        Nightly Reading
February 1st - Maria's Book Blog
February 2nd - Kelly Vision Day 1
February 3rd - Twimom101BookBlog
February 4th - Kelly Vision Day 3
February 5th Forget the Housework
February 7th- - Tween2Teenbooks
February 8th - Spare Time Book Blog
February 10th - BookishlyJaime
February 11th - BookBriefs
February 13th - BookTart
February 14th - Endless Reading



Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for several months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear. 

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.


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Contest to celebrate RecruitZ Release Day! It's finally here!

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It is finally here! RecruitZ is now available on Amazon and Nook! The Afterworld Series is a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is exactly as it seems. I have been looking forward to sharing this story with you all for so long, and I'm beyond ecstatic to do so before 2013 ends. 

Teasers:

  


Let's spread the word about RecruitZ! It's action packed and sets the stage for life in the Afterworld. Hope you enjoy the ride!

Leave a comment, and you'll be entered to win a Zombie t-shirt (I heart Zombies) and a $10 Amazon card! And if you share on your Facebook, Twitter or blog, share the link in the comments, and I'll enter your name to win another $10 Amazon card! 



RecruitZ Blurb:

Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear. 

Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.



Black Friday Extravaganza Giveaway and Facebook Party!!!

Is there a better way to celebrate Black Friday? Staying home and curling up with a good book sounds like a good option to me! There are tons of discounted books available by so many amazing authors who are participating in this event!! (Beyond Control is back down to $.99 for the Black Friday celebration and will go back to its original price soon after!!) A big thanks to Laura Howard for organizing!

Amazon gift cards and books are up for grabs just by entering to win! The Facebook party is set to kick of at 7 pm (PST) if you want to stop by an chat with various authors.




Contest!! BEYOND DOUBT Release Day is here!!

Woohoo!! The moment has arrived! Beyond Doubt is available on Amazon and Nook. I have absolutely fallen in love with Aaron and Brandy and hope you will love these two as much as me. 

To celebrate the release, I'm offering up a $10 Amazon gift card and a set of all my bookmarks from Watchers Trilogy, to Witch Avenue, to the current series, Beyond Love! I was asked if a person has already won, whether they can enter again… and of course!! It's all randomly chosen so if you win twice-yay!! To enter just leave a comment!!! Winner will be chosen on December 10th!

In between preparing for Beyond Doubt's release, I've been decorating for Christmas and am just about done. Today, I'm putting up the final touches (minus the tree) and can't wait to start baking! Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and I'm so looking forward to sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes! 

On that note, I did include a few Thanksgiving recipes in BEYOND DOUBT since the last few chapters close near the holidays. I also included the playlist for the book, per my street team's suggestion, so I hope you enjoy. I love just about every type of genre out there, but these were the songs that were most fitting to Beyond Doubt. When the RecruitZ playlist emerges, you'll see what I mean—mostly rock and electronica!

Lastly, as you read Beyond Doubt, please keep in mind that I will be running a NAMING CONTEST for Lily's guy in BEYOND REASON! I will use the name that the winner has chosen as well as listing the winner in BEYOND REASON (book 3). So as you get to know Lily more, please think of some hot guy names that you'd like to enter into the contest. It will be a lot of fun! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! Once the NAMING CONTEST begins, I'll give you guys a description of the male who we will all (hopefully) fall in love with.

Thanks to you all for the support! 

Hope you enjoy BEYOND DOUBT and don't forget to enter to win!






Beyond Doubt Blurb:

Brandy Rhodes is about to enter law school and everything is going according to plan. 

Until she meets him—the one man in the universe who’s off limits—her best friend’s brother, Aaron.

Brandy knows enough to stay away from him, but as the pull becomes impossible to ignore, secrets and lies become part of Brandy’s way of life. And she kind of likes it. 

Aaron Sullivan has never been one to believe in love. His motto is quantity over quality and that has suited him quite well. After all, love is an illusion and romance is another way to manipulate females into bed. 

Until he met her—the one woman in the universe who calls his bluff and shows what love can be. But as their love grows, Aaron’s past begins to haunt his future, and right when she needs him the most, he makes a decision that will shatter her world. 

And she just may not survive.

CONTEST! BEYOND DOUBT COVER REVEAL and RELEASE DAY BLITZ!

I am so excited to show off the cover for Beyond Doubt, which is the second book in the Beyond Love Series! Beyond Doubt will be released on NOVEMBER 25th!!!! Woohoo!!!

Thank you to all the blogs who participated in the reveal today and to my street team.   

I hope you love the cover as much as I do. We had an entire photoshoot for this cover and several others in the Beyond Love Series. It was such a blast to be able to pick out the models, and give input on wardrobe and different looks! 

Leave a comment and I'll pick a winner to receive a BEYOND DOUBT Tote on December 3rd!

I'm also hosting a Release Day Book Blitz where you can enter to win just by posting a purchase link to BEYOND DOUBT!! Keep reading for details…. But please-oh-please sign up to share the link on the 25th!

Okay, back to the reveal!!

Cover artist: Phatpuppy
Typography: BB Designs
Female model: Anya Kod
Male model: Steve Alario 
Makeup/Hair artist: Nadya Rutman 
Photography: Teresa Yeh www.teresayeh.com

BEYOND DOUBT BLURB:

Brandy Rhodes is about to enter law school and everything is going according to plan.
 
Until she meets him—the one man in the universe who’s off limits—her best friend’s brother, Aaron.
 
Brandy knows enough to stay away from him, but as the pull becomes impossible to ignore, secrets and lies become part of Brandy’s way of life. And she kind of likes it.
 
Aaron Sullivan has never been one to believe in love. His motto is quantity over quality and that has suited him quite well. After all, love is an illusion and romance is another way to manipulate females into bed.
 
Until he met her—the one woman in the universe who calls his bluff and shows what love can be.
 
But as their love grows, Aaron’s past begins to haunt his future, and right when she needs him the most, he makes a decision that will shatter her world.
 
And she just may not survive.



The cover is from one of the scenes in the book, which made it super fun. So how can you enter to win? Join the Release Day Blitz!! All you have to do is post an Amazon purchase link on November 25th (day of release) on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog! 

Sign up now and you'll be entered to win not only one of two fabulous prizes, but also a big heartfelt thank you from me... because without all of your help my books wouldn't be easily found so thank you!! You all help tremendously!!!! And have made my world so much fun.




CONTEST! It's here! The Witch Avenue Complete Set is available in one collection

Winner: Lindsey V.
I'm so excited to announce that the Witch Avenue series is now available as one complete set! All four books (and a couple deleted scenes) are included in this collection. I've gotten a lot of emails about if I would ever do an omnibus edition and decided I might as well give it a go.

The cover was done by the wonderful Claudia at Phatpuppy Art Studios and the typography was by Ashley at BB Designs. I'm totally in love with the cover. Hope you are too.




I've been working away on Beyond Doubt (Book 2 of the Beyond Love Series) and RecruitZ (Book 1 of the Afterworld Series). I've also started a street team over on Facebook that has been so much fun! I had no idea how awesome that would be.  I'm so lucky to have such awesome members who really make it feel like a community. We've been able to discuss book covers, character names, and of course tons of contests have been happening. I've sent out so many bookmarks and t-shirts that I've lost count. They even suggested a little store where the t-shirts and such could be purchased so I'm working on getting one up and running. So as you can see it's been really productive as well as super fun. If you'd like more info, let me know over on Facebook.

I'm so thrilled with how the omnibus edition came out and hope you can help spread the word! It is priced at $7.99 so it does save quite a few pennies buying the collection versus buying each book separately.

Witch Avenue (The Complete Set) is available here:



KOBO and iTunes - coming soon

CONTEST!

Leave a comment and one winner will be randomly chosen on November 15th to win a set of signed Witch Avenue Bookmarks and a $10 Amazon gift card! Good Luck!