Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Summer of Me & You by Rae Hachton - Blog Tour News and a Teaser

I am so sorry for the lack of posting over here, but I've been so busy with so many things and I am on the verge of panicking because I still have things to do and they don't seem the get them done.

Well, I'm not the only one being busy, because meanwhile Rae Hachton wrote another book. You will be surprised to see that this time the story is pinker and so is the cover. I honestly can't wait to read her new book The Summer of Me & You, which will be released this month, but until then, this is what's happening:

 

A super seven days blog tour with reviews, interviews, excerpts and more. So don't miss them out.

Here is a little something about the book and a teaser:

Synopsis:

This is the summer of first love. The summer of magic. The Summer of Me and You.

Kaleb has loved Kayleigh ever since first grade, even if he's never admitted it to anyone. Not even himself. But this summer, that's about to change.

Kaleb's had a troubled past, and Kayleigh's life has always been perfect. He'd love nothing more than to be the guy who ruins it all, and make her fall for him against her mother's wishes.

Kayleigh is a complete nerd. She's got the glasses to prove it. She just knows that a guy like Kaleb would never really want to be with a girl like her. So she's going to avoid him at all costs.

But then why do they always end up hanging out together?

When a secret that both their parents kept from them comes out, it will define the true meaning of love.

But when this summer ends, will Kaleb and Kayleigh have to say goodbye, or is this just the beginning of many more summers to come?

Teaser for The Summer of Me & You
     “What?!” I flew up from the couch. I already had a headache. “I'm going to my room. If you need me for anything I won't respond.”

    “Okay, but you can't avoid me forever. We're going to talk about this eventually.”

    “Why are you so concerned with my life anyway?”

    “Because. I live vicariously through you my darling.” She flashed me a smile.

    “Well, if that's true, you have no life, in both senses of the meaning.”

    “I'm about to.”

    “How's that?”

    “I have a mission-a purpose. I'm going to help my idiotic son win back the love of his teenage life.”

    “You pester me too much. Go crochet something or join a damn book club.”

    “You shouldn't tempt me, Kaleb. I really do have an ugly stick and it has your name written all over it.”

    “I'll take my chances.”

    “You seem to be doing that a lot lately. Look where it's gotten you so far.”

    I reached down to the coffee table and scooped up all the magazines.

    “What are you doing?!” she cried.

    “Throwing these in the trash. You never read them anyway.”

    “Yes I do!”

    “Oh really? Then tell me, what lovely article were you reading when you eavesdropped on me and Kayleigh?”

    “That's easy. From Parenting magazine: Thirteen signs that there's a good chance your son was dropped on his head as an infant.”

    I sniggered. “You do realize that would involve the high probability that you were a terrible and neglectful mother, though, right? I mean, if that did happen, it wasn't my fault, it was yours. So, no offense taken.”

    “Shit,” she said. “Okay, fine. You win this round. But the game is on.”

    “I have the weirdest mother on the planet.”

    “I know. Aren't you just blessed?”

This is a discussion between Kaleb and his mother. I think it's hilarious, what do you think?

Author: Amina Black

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Pretty in Black Voting and Giveaway





Source: Corvidophile



Yes, you've heard correctly!



Pretty in Black—my vampire book
is a finalist for BEST NOVEL of 2013!


Pretty Sweet, huh?


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THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO NOMINATED PRETTY IN BLACK
OR WHO THOUGHT IT WAS WORTHY OF BEING NOMINATED.
(The books that were chosen were PEER & Reader  nominated)


A VAMPIRE BOOK!
MY VAMPIRE BOOK!
OUR vampire book!!!!!


It's not just mine—it's yours! You read it and loved it
& now it could actually win its first award!


Pretty in Black fans, let's do this!


I need your vote!


And to make casting your vote even sweeter,
check it out below!




VOTE! MAKE MARCUS MARBLE HAPPY
sorry, you don't get to win him, but you do
get to read about him!!

                                              



JUST FOR BEING AWESOME
and casting your vote for Pretty in Black
I am tossing in a PIB swag pack.


As we move toward more votes, I will toss in
additional prizes. See below for details on
how to vote and prizes that are up
for grabs.

                               




UNLOCK THIS PRIZE: 50 VOTES



UNLOCK THIS PRIZE: 100 VOTES


UNLOCK THIS PRIZE: 150 VOTES




I will toss in an entire e-book combo set if we reach 200 votes or more!




UNLOCK THIS PRIZE PACK!   200+ VOTES



STEP ONE: click link below




All that is required is your e-mail address, your name
a password, and DOB. It's pretty standard stuff.


STEP TWO:


GO TO AWARDS HALL


STEP THREE:


ON THE FORUM LOOK FOR BEST NOVEL
THERE YOU WILL FIND PRETTY IN BLACK
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO NOW IS CAST YOUR VOTE AND ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER TO LET ME KNOW YOU VOTED AND TO CLAIM YOUR POINTS



EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. I'm using the honor system. If you say you voted, I believe you. But I will be able to
see how many total votes we have so I can unlock the prizes above.


2. You can ONLY vote once, but you can tweet & share this post once a day. Why would you want to do that?!


3. Because! You get extra points & help spread the word about Pretty in Black. Remember, the more votes we get, the more prizes get unlocked AND—


4. Your points aren't just for the swag pack. Your points go into the hat so that when the voting poll closes I will select winners for the PRIZE PACKS which are the e-copies of Pretty in Black. I will be using Rafflecopter to help me select the winners! The more times your name goes in, the better chances you have of winning!




HAVE YOU VOTED? GREAT!!  ENTER RAFFLECOPTER NOW!

Monday, 27 May 2013

New cool look of the Pretty in Black series

           The new covers are here, but also a new surprise inside the books. I must admit that this is a first for me and I find it really cool and very fitting with the theme of the books.
           First thing, the new covers' designs:

           And now for the surprise. The interior pages are black with white font. This is the first time I am hearing about it and I think it's really cool. It just screams Pretty in Black and I think I am a huge fan of the new versions. :D
           Take a look:
            And the best thing is that you will find the new look in e-book format as well and these are already online if you want to buy them.

Here are the Direct Links to all of the books

[Kindle]


[Nook]


[Kobo] 
 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Pretty in Black Updates

Hello there, I come with great news about the Pretty in Black series. These are good for those that haven't got the chance to read the books, but also for those that are fans of them.

Surprise #1

Pretty in Black Omnibus Edition


PRETTY IN BLACK DELUXE PAPERBACK EDITION. This edition contains all three novels so far in the series (Pretty in Black, Black Satin and Raven in the Grave) underneath one binding and is available for purchase on Amazon and Amazon Europe.










Surprise #2

          Pretty in Black is now available on Kobo and Rae wrote on her blog a mini-guide on how to buy from there no matter what country you are in:
 

Have a Paypal Account that links a Debit or Credit Card to the account, which is what they will use to make the purchase. Signing up for a Paypal Account is Free.

That's how it worked for her.

The e-book will then sync to the Kobo App and you will be able to read!

She thought that since readers in Asia could use this to read books, then perhaps readers from other countries, such as my Romanian readers (!!!) could try to see if this worked for them as well!!!

In the about KOBO section, it says that they have readers in over 200 countries! That's pretty exciting! I think I'm starting to really like Kobo. I believe you can also transfer purchased books to read on a different device, but I'm not absolutely for certain. I'm checking more into it.

Pretty in Black, Black Satin, Raven in the Grave, and Frankie's Monster are all available on Kobo

If you are in a country outside of the USA and you have success with this Kobo App + book purchase experiment, please e-mail me or leave a comment in the comment box letting me know what Country you're from and that it worked for you!

I'm really excited about this because readers from different places in the world have been emailing me inquiring about how they can read my books. Amazon restricts certain countries from being able to purchase e-books.

Also, my e-books have not made it back to Sony or i-books just yet, nor have my paperbacks made it the The Book Depository or any other book site asides from Amazon, but I am working really hard on making this possible very soon.

I know I've been changing things and updating my e-books frequently, and there may be a few more slight changes in the future before I am completely finished with updates. Do not worry though, as the content of the story stays very much the same. None of this will be changed. I am mostly doing things like Cover Changes and making sure the e-books have TOC (table of contents). And if I find any typos, I correct those as well :) Sometimes, no matter how much editing a book gets, little tiny things tend to slip through.

If you purchase an e-book from any e-book site, an update should be available for that book. I noticed that on my Kindle Fire the e-book update automatically for me in my library, reflecting the changes. So you will not have to re-purchase an e-book in order to receive the updates.
Surprise #3
You can find Rae Hachton on Instagram, soon to be used. So if you have an account go on and follow her.