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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Up and coming Author Melissa L. Delgado!

I am so please to present to you a new up and coming author Melissa L. Delgado. I had the pleasure of helping put together her bio, and also was able to perform her first "unofficial" interview. She is one of our own here at the BBCC, and we are so proud of Melissa and super excited to see her succeed her goals above and beyond anything she ever could imagine!

Melissa L. Delgado has always had a knack for writing. She was bitten by the proverbial “writing bug” at the very young age of fifteen. Starting out with poems, she loved the way the words she placed on a page could reveal the very depths of her soul. Although, she didn’t really put too much thought into it at that moment in her life it was just a way to privately express herself, a pastime if you will.

Writing never left Melissa. The passion was always a dull ache in her heart. Her life experiences giving her more material than she could ever ask for, at the age of Twenty-nine, she gave in to her true calling in life, and started writing her first novel. The title, Ending a Broken Journey was a collaboration of sorts. While chatting with one of her beta-readers, she was asked “ What do you want to get out of this book?” This gave rise to the title of her debut novel. (Author’s note: Thanks Emms :) )

Melissa comes from a family that is very supportive of all of her endeavors, and this one is no different. She has the strength to follow her dreams largely from the love and support from her family and friends. Though her journey in the literary world is just beginning she has a few inspirations that she would like to recognize. She was asked in her first “unofficial” interview “what authors have most motivated you to keep going?” Melissa answered,

“Colleen Hoover for the way she spoke to my soul, I felt she gave me a sense of purpose to go after my dreams.
E. L. Montes because of her big heart, she inspires me to be a better person daily.
Julie Hill because she is one of the sweetest people I've ever come across. She's a very talented woman.
And JA Redmerski because if an author can have me in a book hangover for a week and have my mind in overtime with ideas, it's definitely an inspiration in my book.”

Author exclusive:

I (Bella) got in contact with one of Melissa’s friend and fellow indie author, E.L. Montes, and she had a couple of questions for Melissa herself.

E.L. Montes: “What inspires you to write?”

Melissa:EVERYTHING inspires me to write! Whether it be a song I hear, something I see on television, something a friend says to me in conversation. I feel most accomplished when I'm trying to create a story. The whole indie community inspires me as well. It's such a wonderful bunch of people who are genuinely supportive and want nothing but a writer's story to be heard as well  And lastly life. Life is so full of expectations, disappoints, highs, lows, excitement, sadness...Living any kind of life can create a memorable and remarkable story.”
E.L. Montes: “What do you want your readers to get out of your story and/or words?”

Melissa: “Hmm what do I want readers to get out of my story/words? I want them to be inspired. I want them to feel moved. I want them to go on the journey with the characters. At the end of the day, I just want them to appreciate my story. If I can get any of that from just ONE person? Then I've accomplished what I set out to do, and is what I consider priceless.”

Here are ways that you can support Melissa as she reaches for her dreams!

Goodreads--Don't forget to add "Ending a Broken Journey" to your TBR it is due out Summer 2013!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Connected by Kim Karr

We are excited to help Author Kim Karr reveal her cover for her debut novel Connected! Kim's novel is due out on March 22nd! Don't miss out! 

Cover by Okay Creations

What if a 'Once in a Lifetime' could happen twice?

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia's life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feeling that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soul-mate.

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to life-- but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her.

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?

Pimpin' the Indies: "Overwhelm Me" by AC Marchman

I'm pleased to present to you this sweet, sweet author, AC Marchman, and her novel Overwhelm Me.

Here is a quick synopsis:

Allie Marshall has dealt with a traumatic past that she desperately wants to keep buried. She moved to Atlanta to escape her old life and pursue he dream of becoming a physician assistant. With the help of her roommate, Livey,  she has finally gotten her life back on track and will be graduating from Emory  University with honors.

Then, she meets Donovan Callahan, a sexy and wealthy doctor who Allie cannot resist. Their relationship starts off intense and full of passion. Donovan wants to give Allie the world. But she soon learns he was involved with Claire Dubois, a reality star convicted of murdering her husband. will she stick by his side when all of his baggage comes to the surface, or will she be overwhelmed and turn her back on him?

Oh the intrigue! This one is on my TBR list for sure!

AC Marchman's Links:



Go show her some love!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pimpin' the Indies Monday: Adriane Boyd

I am pleased to bring to you Babes... Walking Away  by Adriane Boyd! This short, but sweet little novella will be one of your faves! It's sweet, and a little bit hott, with a totally swoon worthy leading man.

Synopsis (Goodreads):

Twenty -five year old Coraline Renfro is in mourning. She and her long time boyfriend, Blake Parrish, have broken up and Cora hasn't been dealing with it well. She’s shut herself off from the world around her, and buried herself in her work. Tired of being alone, Cora accepts a date from a colleague, and slowly begins to move on. When Blake comes calling again, will Cora take him back or will she show him how it feels to have a door slammed in his face and his hopes and dreams of a future with her dashed?

Here are your VERY important links: 

Buy it: Walking Away

Facebook: Adriane Boyd-- Show her some LOVE!!

Goodreads: Add to to-read shelf-y

And now for your viewing enjoyment here is my review of Walking Away, it too is short and sweet! Enjoy!

Such a great little novella from Adriane Boyd. I do prefer my reads be longer, but this one was just right. The characters were beautiful, and the writing superb! 

What happens to Coraline had me doing this....

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Then she meets Mr. Wonderful, Charlie Cross, and he definitely made me...

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I don't want to give too much away, but I think anyone who reads this sweet little novella will be doing this by the end!

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So, leave the past where it belongs, and move on with the life that was made especially for you!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Wicked Girls' Book Weekend Orlando 2013!


We couldn't have dreamed of a better day/night than we had! It was such an honor to meet the wonderful authors that we love and whose books we devour! Everyone was oh so sweet, and we also got to meet some of our favorite bloggers! A big THANK YOU to  Ana's Attic Book Blog and all involved in making this weekend possible! Be sure to follow them babes! Ana's Attic.
Until Next Time!! 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for your Monday Indie!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hard to Resist Tour and Giveaway!!

Happy Valentine's day Babes!! 
We are excited to be part of this very special blog Tour to announce the release of Shanora Williams! We have decided to put a little dream cast of our very own together for your viewing enjoyment. 

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

Natalie Carmichael thought that Bryson Daniels would be her world. She planned a bright future with him, cherished four years with him, and couldn't have been any happier, but during graduation night, all of that changes.
Natalie walks in on Bryson cheating on her. One month after catching him in the act, she finally decides to make an escape by leaving for Florida. 
She wants to start over, have fun, and be free while also finding a way to mend her broken heart but when she meets Nolan Young, her single-life escapade doesn't last for very long. She tries to stay clear of Nolan and his desires but it's impossible for her. Nolan will do everything that he can to have her as his own, but will Natalie accept Nolan along with the problems of his past? Will she let someone else into her heart that may be even worse than Bryson?
For Natalie, Nolan will be something completely new to her. And for them both, their desires will be completely hard to resist.

Please be sure to Follow Shanora Williams on Facebook and Goodreads!!

Here is your link to get your copy, and a steal at only $2.99~ "HARD TO RESIST"

OHHH And lookie here! A Sweet Giveaway!! Since it's Valentine's Day there will be a lot of sweet Swag up for grabs! Be sure to enter and SHARE!! SHARE!! SHARE!!

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Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm baaaacckkk! Pimpin' the Indies Monday!

I'm sorry for the short absence! So much going on right now. But I'm back, and ready for great things!

First order of service:

the Wicked book weekend is coming to Orlando, FL this weekend!!! Here are some of the authors that will be gracing us with their presence:

  • Tara Sivec
  • CC Wood
  • Colleen Hoover
  • RK Lilley
  • Katie Ashley
  • Katja Millay
  • Raine Miller
  • Rachael Wade
  • Tiffany King
  • Jasinda Wilder
  • Abbi Glines
  • Sarah M. Ross
  • C.A. Kunz
  • Luke Young/Ian Dalton
  • …and more!
If you are ANYWHERE in Florida visit this page to sign-up early for the signing, the prices with go up!

And now, Lets up P-I-M-P. Today! L.B. Simmon, can you please stand-up! Her debut novel Running on Empty  

Synopsis: (Goodreads)

I had the perfect life. 

Beautiful and loving husband.Three gorgeous little girls. 
Successful career. 

The only thing missing was the white picket fence. I really wanted that fence. 

Three years ago, I lost that life. I lost my husband. And I lost myself. But, eventually, I found my way through the darkness. I’ve made peace with my new life. I have my girls, and that’s all that matters. They are my world. I have no illusions of ever falling in love again or getting whisked away on a white horse. 

But then he came back into my life. On a freakin’ motorcycle.

There’s no way I’ll let him turn my life completely upside down. Absolutely no way. 

The question is…

How long can I keep pretending that I’m happy with my life being right-side up?

I'm excited to get into this read, I have a feeling I will definitely love it! Below are your links. Oh! and another thing Running on Empty  is only $1.99 right now, so get your copy now!