Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Embrace...endless possibilities Release Tour

So what exactly is Embrace? Embrace is a New Adult imprint from Entangled Publishing and they're celebrating its launch this past November 11th with a three week Release Tour. For our stop on the tour, Reader Girls has a guest post by author Mary Duncanson. There is also a tour-wide giveaway. 

EMBRACE…endless possibilities. You can follow them and get more information about future titles @EPEmbrace or on their Facebook page. Okay, here are Embrace's four releases:

Trouble Comes Knocking by Mary Duncanson

It’s hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking 

A girl who can’t forget…

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer.

A detective on his first case…

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for.

A past that won’t go away…

When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again. 

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by Mary Duncanson

Favorite Scene to Write

So often we as writers fixate on our babies...those scenes that answer that special need inside of us, that, “this is why I’m meant to write,” need. Maybe it’s the tone, or the language, maybe it’s the scene where we’re finally able to work in that story about our first high school crush or heartache. Maybe it’s just a very unexpected scene, something that turns out so completely different than anything we ever imagined ourselves capable of writing that we know we will go to bat against the Devil himself if that’s what it takes to protect that scene.

Me? I’m okay with killing those babies the second someone says they don’t work. Those scenes are awesome, don’t get me wrong, but they aren’t the end all, be all of my books. My favorite scenes to write are those scenes that make it impossible for me to sleep. Those scenes that are so incredibly out of my comfort zone that I dread writing them for weeks before I get to them. The scenes that stretch me as a writer and when I’m done writing them I think, “my God, what is this slop?” If a scene makes me question myself as a writer and wonder if maybe I should go back to studying toward being a doctor, that scene ends up being my favorite scene to write.

Could be I have a thing for underdogs, that I want to see the roughed up little ragamuffin win the big game. Could be that I’m a masochist. I’m not sure. Thing is, it’s way too easy to write the babies. If I stuck to only loving the easy stuff, I’d never grow as a writer. It’s like in life, if things are easy on us all the time, how would we grow? No, I didn’t want to be in that rollover car crash when I was eighteen, it was horrifying. But I look back on it now and I learned so much from it. Ask me what happened the day before that crash. I couldn’t tell you. I remember every detail of that day, though.

And when it comes down to my favorite scenes, years after I’ve written the books? Chances are I won’t remember those babies. I wrote them for me. I will, however, remember those scenes that made me struggle and stretch and decide over and over again that yes, I am meant to be a writer.

Mary Duncanson Bio:
Mary Duncanson, who also writes as Mary Malcolm, lives in North Texas with a menagerie of animals and feral roommates. She is currently looking to adopt a husband, preferably housebroken, preferably as silly as her. When she’s not corraling her household, she’s talking to the characters in her head and hoping they talk back. When she’s not doing all that, she can be found wandering around Central Market with a happy, drooly foodie look on her face. Do not judge her, it is her Mecca.

Mary’s been writing since she was a teenager though spent quite a few years studying toward becoming a doctor before she realized she wanted to be a full-time author. Unfortunately, the people who own her student loans still want to be paid for the years they supported her medical dreams. Mary lives on a steady diet of coffee and chocolate and believes, like Eleanor Roosevelt, that people should believe in the beauty of their dreams. She also believes people should ignore the word should because really, it’s kind of a judgmental word. Mary dreams of one day living as a full-time, well paid novelist (hint, hint) and also of one day traveling to Chile to pay homage to her soul mate, Pablo Neruda. Find her via her: Website | Twitter |Facebook

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Definetely, Maybe In Love by Ophelia London

Her theory of attraction is about to get a new angle.

Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the ├╝ber-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.

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Ophelia London Bio:
Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE, ABBY ROAD, and the Perfect Kisses series including: PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and "untitled #3" (Jan 2014). Visit her at http://ophelialondon.com. But don't call when The Vampire Diaries is on.

Links: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Kelley York

He’s loved her. Killed for her. Yet he may not be able to save her.

Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids. Since then, he’s never stopped trying to shelter her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when skipping from one toxic relationship to another. Archer is always there, reeled in and tossed out, waiting to be noticed.

Then Evan Bishop breezes into town with a warm smile and calming touch, and Archer can’t deny his attraction to him. Evan is the only person who keeps him around without a single string attached. And the harder Archer falls for Evan, the more he sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.

But Viv has her hooks in deep, and once she finds out Archer’s dark secret, she threatens to expose the truth if she doesn’t get what she wants. And what she wants is for him to end his relationship with Evan...permanently. 

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Kelley York Bio:
Once upon a time, Kelley York was born in central California. And it's there she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and an abundance of cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. She has a fascination with bells and animals, is a lover of video games, Doctor Who, manga and anime, and likes to pretend she’s a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or at least write about them.

Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. Character development takes center stage in her books because the bounds of a person's character and the workings of their mind are limitless.

Her first book, HUSHED, was released by Entangled Publishing in December 2011. Her second and third books, HOLLOWED and SUICIDE WATCH, were released in 2012, and her next Entangled book, MADE OF STARS, is slated for October 1st, 2013. Visit Kelley via her

Ruined by Jus Accardo

Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.

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Jus Accardo Bio:JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for having us on your blog! I love meeting new readers even if they haven't had a chance to read my books yet, so come say hi to me on Facebook! www.facebook.com/marymalcolmduncanson