Friday, July 26, 2013

Wintry Words welcomes Bethany Lopez during the Sizzling Summer Giveaway Event!

Bethany Lopez’s Top 10 List
Top 10 Bloggers You Should Be Following (In no particular order)

11.   Autumn at The Autumn Review:
22.   Andrea at The Bookish Babe:
33.   Kathy at Romantic Reading Escapes:
44.   Tee at A Diary of a Book Addict:
55.   Valerie at Stuck in Books:
66.   Tyhada at Tyhada Reads:
77.   Tess at My Pathway to Books:
88.   Megan at Paperbook Princess:
99.   Nereyda at Mostly YA Book Obsessed:
10. Ishita at The Reading Fish:

There are so many other Bloggers who are wonderful, I meet more every day, but these are my Top 10. I hope you’ll check out there blogs and share the love!

You can find my books:

Ta Ta for Now!
Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale
Make it Last
I Choose You
Trust in Me
The Complete Friends & Lovers Trilogy
Coming July 9, 2013, Indelible
My Amazon Author Page:
My Barnes & Noble Author Page:
As well as on Smashwords, iTunes, Kobo, and other ebook sites.

Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Blog Tour {Giveaway}: The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

Two people couldn't be more opposite...

Kellen Peterson, the gorgeous star quarterback of the Griffin High football team, seems to have it all. Until the night of the Homecoming game, when Kellen gets tackled and suffers a traumatic brain injury - an injury that changes his life - including his ability to walk, talk and throw a football.

Ivy Ly is a senior and counting down the days until she can escape to college. Though her parents have big plans for her to be a doctor, Ivy is afraid to tell them she'd rather pursue music as a career.

Ivy's best friend, Mira, is obsessed with Kellen. When Ivy is asked to tutor the injured football player upon his return to school, she thinks it's the perfect opportunity for Mira to get to know him better - but sparks fly - in more ways than one... 

Kiki Hamilton is the author of THE FAERIE RING fantasy series and the YA contemporary novel, THE LAST DANCE. She believes in magic and the idea of hidden worlds co-existing with our own. Kiki lives near Seattle, though she dreams of living in London one day. Visit her website at:

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Blog Tour {Giveaway}: SYLO by D.J. MacHale

SYLO by D.J. MacHale


Does Tucker Pierce have what it takes to be a hero when the U.S. military quarantines his island?

Fourteen-year-old Tucker Pierce prefers to fly under the radar. He’s used to navigating around summer tourists in his hometown on idyllic Pemberwick Island, Maine. He’s content to sit on the sidelines as a backup player on the high school football team. And though his best friend Quinn tells him to “go for it,” he’s too chicken to ask Tori Sleeper on a date. There’s always tomorrow, he figures. Then Pemberwick Island is invaded by a mysterious branch of the U.S. military called SYLO. And sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option for Tucker, because tomorrow may never come. 

It’s up to Tucker, Quinn, and Tori to uncover the truth about the singing aircraft that appears only at night—and the stranger named Feit who’s pushing a red crystal he calls the Ruby that brings unique powers to all who take it. Tucker and his friends must rescue not just Pemberwick Island, but the fate of the world—and all before tomorrow is too late.  

#1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale brings his brilliant plotting and breathless pacing to SYLO, the first in this ultimate end-of-the-world adventure trilogy.


D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. As an author, his ten-volume book series: PENDRAGON – JOURNAL OF AN ADVENTURE THROUGH TIME AND SPACE became a New York Times #1 bestseller.
He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse…in between playing football and running track. D.J. attended New York University where he received a BFA in film production.
His filmmaking career began in New York where he worked as a freelance writer/director making corporate videos and television commercials. He also taught photography and film production.
D.J. broke into the entertainment business by writing several ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIALS. As co-creator of the popular Nickelodeon series: ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?, he produced all 91 episodes over 8 years. D.J. also wrote and directed the movieTOWER OF TERROR for ABC’s WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY which starred Kirsten Dunst and Steve
Guttenberg. The Showtime series CHRIS CROSS was co-created, written and produced by D.J. It received the CableAce award for Best Youth Series.
D.J. co-created and produced the Discovery Kids/NBC television series FLIGHT 29 DOWN. He wrote every episode and directed several. His work on FLIGHT 29 DOWN earned him the Writers Guild of America award for “Outstanding Children’s Script” and a Directors Guild of America award nomination.
Other notable writing credits include the ABC AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL titled SEASONAL DIFFERENCES; the pilot for the long-running PBS/CBS series GHOSTWRITER; and the HBO series ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN, BOY DETECTIVE for which he received a CableAce nomination for writing.
In print, D.J. has co-written the book THE TALE OF THE NIGHTLY NEIGHBORS, based on his own teleplay and penned the poetic adaptation of the classic Norwegian folk tale EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON. His most current work is the spooky MORPHEUS ROAD trilogy; and a whimsical picture book THE MONSTER PRINCESS.
D.J. lives in Southern California with his wife Evangeline and daughter Keaton. They are avid backpackers, scuba divers and skiers. Rounding out the household are two elderly goldfish and a Kitten, Kaboodle.

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Blog Tour {Interview & Giveaway}: Nearly Broken by Devon Ashley

Nearly Broken
by Devon Ashley
Release Date: 06/04/13

Summary from Goodreads:
We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?

Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.


Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan's not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it's a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can't bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan's ever found.

New Adult Romantic Suspense / Realistic Fiction
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.

Devon Ashley was born in Huntington Beach but has spent most of her life residing in Texas. She spends a great deal of her time taking care of her husband and son but always seems to find time to write, knit and create unique decorative pieces. She particularly likes to write Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.
Interesting Fact: Devon Ashley shares her birthday with her favorite author, Jane Austen.

•              Do you remember how/when your interest in writing started? Not really, because I was always writing something, but I guess I figured it out in high school. When I was inducted into the honor society, I got to invite a teacher to support me. I chose my seventh grade English teacher because she was my fave (probably because of all the creative writing assignments she threw at us!) I was completely taken aback when she showed up with a stack of my papers from several years back. Apparently, she had been using them for her class examples ever since and I never even knew it. When I looked them over, I totally cringed! LOL. Not only at the large bubble writing, but those stories seemed horrible to me now that I was years older. She just laughed at me and told me they were wonderful considering the age I was when I wrote them, so I opted to let her keep them and not burn them to a crisp right then and there.
•              What were the challenges (research, psychological, and logistical) in bringing this story or characters to life? Let me start by quoting the words that seem to pop out of most people’s mouths upon finishing Nearly Broken. Holy. Hell. Megan Smith was not an easy character to write at times. Not only does she go through physical trauma, but emotional trauma as well at the hands of her captors. She was a sweet, innocent girl before they entrapped her, spoiling her against her will. And writing the scenes that permanently altered everything about her life? My insides literally ached for the entire week it took to write those moments. As an author, I’d be lying if I said writing these kind of stories didn’t break me a little too.
•              What was the easiest part of writing Nearly Broken? Honestly, I wrote the entire novel in just six weeks, so in the end, it was all pretty easy to write. But the scenes that literally flew off the pages were all the ones with romantic situations. Particularly the ones where Nick is trying to lure Megan into wanting him. Love getting lost in those!
•              What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write? Probably the scene where Megan asks Nick to really touch her. She has nothing but horrible memories when it comes to that, and she wants desperately to have fresh ones to focus on, ones that won’t haunt her and keep her up when she tries to close her eyes. There are lots of books out there that put sex into their novels to get a cheap thrill (and I’ll admit I like those at times), but then there are those where the sex is necessary and completely heartfelt, and the character literally heals before your eyes. That’s what begins to happen for Megan in Nearly Broken, and no matter how many times I read through this novel, I always get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I come across it.
•              What’s next for you writing wise that you can share with us? Oh, wow. Like most authors, I’ve got a lot on my plate. A year from now, I hope to have four more books written and out for you guys to read. I’ve even got some things swirling around in my head, but I’ve got several series I need to complete before I add anymore to my plate!
o             Right now I’m working on Catacombs, which is the third installment of my New Adult Urban Fantasy, The Immortal Archives, which follows several specially gifted supernatural beings, including two vampire hunters turned vampire, born centuries apart. Expected release: Late summer 2013.
o             Then I’ve got my follow-up to Nearly Broken, Nearly Mended, which I’ve already got lots of people asking about. Don’t worry, I’m working this baby out in my head already, so the story will be ready to go by the time I actually begin to type it out.  Expected publication: Winter 2013.
o             Up next is Stardust, the second book in my darker Young Adult Fae Fantasy trilogy, Of Dust and Darkness, where a teenage pixie named Rosalie is stolen from her home and enslaved by the fae, and in the horror of her new reality grows a forbidden romantic interest in Jack, the fae assigned to guard her. Expect publication: Spring 2014.
o             Last up, I’ve been considering a novella to my New Adult Romance, the Falling novels. Fans have been asking for a HEA for the guy (or guys!) Jenna didn’t pick, and I’ve got a little something going on in my head for it. Expected Publication if I do it: Summer 2014.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans 
Publication date: August 1st 2013  
Genre: YA Contemporary

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

Not Pretty Enough is a contemporary young adult comedy suitable for ages thirteen and over.

Book two in the series will be released early 2014.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Creatura by Nely Cab

Creatura by Nely Cab  
Publication date: August 6th, 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal

Isis can control her dreams. Or she could-until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream. 

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are. 

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life. Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Nely worked in banking for several years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To conquer the world. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut series Creatura.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Book Blitz {Giveaway}: Endure (Book One of the Endure Series) by Laura Diamond

Endure (Book One of the Endure Series)
Release Date: 07/12/13

Summary from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Justin's anemic blood is a blessing. Or a curse. It all depends on who you ask.

To most of the immortal Vie, his blood is a scourge: untouchable and useless. To some Vie, his blood is a drug. To Justin, it’s something that gets him in a lot of trouble. Being poisoned by a Vie is just one example. His sister getting kidnapped is another. Whether it’s being coerced by a deluded cult leader, or negotiating with Alex—an Vie scientist addicted to Anemie blood—Justin struggles to keep every mutated drop of blood he’s got.

His fight for survival gets more complicated when he meets Alex’s slave, Cara. Despite coming from different worlds, they’re both prisoners, at risk of being drained by a hungry Vie any moment. When she risks her own neck to help Justin find his sister, he's left with a terrifying choice.

Saving what's left of humanity.
Saving his sister. Saving the girl he loves.
Or sticking a stake in Alex’s chest.
Justin can't decide which option will get him killed first.

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About the Author

Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, horror, and middle grade. Her short story, CITY OF LIGHTS AND STONE, is in the DAY OF DEMONS Anthology by Anachron Press (April 2012). Another short story, BEGGING DEATH, is coming soon in the CARNAGE: AFTER THE END Anthology by Sirens Call Publications. Her Young Adult Paranormal Romance novelette NEW PRIDE was published November 2012 and her novel SHIFTING PRIDE is coming December 7, 2012 from Etopia Press. When she's not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond--Lucid Dreamer (, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member for her four cats and a Pembroke corgi named Katie.

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