New Release: The List by Kate L. Mary

Today is release day for The List by Kate L. Mary!!

 

The List

Title: The List

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 26th

Publisher: Lyrical Press

Synopsis:

The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . . 

Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss 

But thanks to her crazy, over-protective father, Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .

Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!

Where it gets complicated?  Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.

 But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .

Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love

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Excerpt:

 

“I don’t want to go crazy, Cami. I just want to experience the normal things teenagers experience. While I’m still a teenager. I’ll be nineteen next month, and I haven’t done anything! I have one year.”

     Cami nodded as a slow smile spread across her face. “Kind of like a bucket list for your teen years.”

     I grinned and my wet hair bounced around when I nodded emphatically. “Exactly!”

     Cami jumped to her feet and started pacing the room. “That I can help with! But we should start a list right now. Write it all down, so we can mark it off as we go.”

     My insides jumped and fired to life, and I got to my feet too. “That’s a great idea.”

     Cami grabbed a notebook and flipped it open, then grabbed a pink Sharpie. At the top of the paper she scribbled Annie’s Bucket List. “Okay, what’s first?”

     I chewed on my bottom lip and ran my hand through my damp hair. “Let’s start small. Buy makeup.”

     Cami nodded and jotted it down, then said, “And some new clothes and shoes. Girly stuff.”

     She wrote down, buy a dress and heels and I inwardly cringed. Wearing heels seemed a bit unrealistic, but I was determined to do this. Even if I fell out of my shoes and broke my arm in the process.

     “Get highlights,” I said.

     Cami giggled while she wrote. “With your hair, I’d get lowlights.”

     I nodded even though I had no idea what she was talking about. She’d know better than me.

     Cami looked up and raised an eyebrow. “Get your ears pierced?”

     “And something else too! Like my nose or my belly button!” I was getting really excited. Bouncing around like Cami. I’d always been intrigued by the way most girls these days glinted under the lights. It was rare, especially in California, to see girls in their teens without multiple piercings. I wanted to be one of those girls.

     Cami wrote it down before looking back at me. “A tattoo?”

     I hadn’t even considered that one. Something inside me jumped, but with the painful way it twisted I wasn’t sure if it was fear or excitement. “I don’t know…”

     “We’ll put that one on the shelf for now. What else? Just fire them off and I’ll write as fast as I can.”

     I took a deep breath and went for it. She was willing to help, so I shouldn’t be scared about revealing how little I’d done. “Go on a date, go to a formal, go skinny-dipping, get drunk, have a first kiss, stay up all night, take a road trip with a group of friends.” I took a deep breath and peered at her out of the corner of my eye, but she hadn’t even blinked and she was still scribbling away. “Have sex….”

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About the Author:

Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story – especially if zombies are involved – as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.

Social Media Links:

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Author Highlight: Interviewing Author Sheena Binkley

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Today, I’m being spotlighted by author C. Lynette on her blog. Check it out! :-)

Originally posted on Journalistic Expressions:

Today’s Author Highlight is Author Sheena Binkley.

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Sheena Binkley first discovered her love for storytelling when writing her first story for a class project at the tender age of nine. Since then, she has composed several short stories and numerous tales that are not only engaging, but simply entertaining. She is also a freelance writer, penning articles on various topics including education and entertainment. In November 2014, she signed her first publishing deal with Write House Publishing under “Tiece Presents.” Her first book with the publisher, “Something Just Ain’t Right” was released in January 2015. Besides writing, she loves reading, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She lives in Houston (where the weather is always unpredictable) with her husband and son.

Blog: http://sheenabinkley.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sheenabinkleyauthor
Twitter: @ChevonBink
Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/U1gqj

What was the inspiration behind the Something Just Ain’t Right Series?
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It’s LIVE!!!

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Hi everyone!!! Something Just Ain’t Right 3 is now live on Amazon! You can either 1-Click or can borrow for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

 

Blurb: 

In the past two months, Morgan Carter and Hayley Stevens has been through a lot, from threats to kidnappings to shootings. The two have dealt with so much. They realizes as long as they are together nothing will tear them apart. However, after Hayley’s shooting, Morgan realizes that in order to protect the ones closest to him that he may have to do something drastic which could tear the two apart.

When a series of lies are exposed about the one person he trusted, Morgan has to do what he can to protect not only himself, but also Hayley. Will the two be able to stay together and make things work, or will things crumble around them which could lead to someone not making it out alive?

Find out what happens in Something Just Ain’t Right 3, the Final conclusion to this series.

 

US: http://www.amazon.com/Something-Just-Aint-Right-3-ebook/dp/B00Y47PASC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1432354539&sr=1-1&keywords=something+just+aint+right+3+sheena+binkley

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/ebooks/dp/B00Y47PASC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1432362980&sr=8-3&keywords=sheena+binkley

CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Something-Just-Aint-Right-3-ebook/dp/B00Y47PASC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432363044&sr=8-1&keywords=sheena+binkley

AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Something-Just-Aint-Right-3-ebook/dp/B00Y47PASC/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1432363079&sr=8-14&keywords=sheena+binkley

A Release Date Has Been Announced!!!

Hi everyone!!! A release date has been announced for Something Just Ain’t Right 3, which is Saturday, May 23rd!! Make sure to 1-Click the final book in the series to find out what happens with Hayley and Morgan and who is the real mastermind behind Craig’s shooting. Trust me, the person will be someone you least expect!

 

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For those of you who have not read the series yet, you can pick up the first book for FREE this Friday and Saturday! 

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http://www.amazon.com/Something-Just-Aint-Right-BWWM-ebook/dp/B00S26OKOQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1432095067&sr=8-6&keywords=sheena+binkley

 

So remember, part 3 will be available on Saturday!! I will post the link once the book is available on Amazon. :-)

Let The Anniversary Celebration Begin….

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Hi everyone!! Two years ago today, I published my very first book on Amazon, titled In Love With My Best Friend. I was so nervous when it went live, because I didn’t know what to expect and whether readers would like it. After mixed reviews, the story did become popular in it’s own way, which led me to publish other stories, including Our Love, Love Unbroken, A Chance at Love, and others. While I had a few bumps along the way with certain books, along with the backlash and the mixed reviews, I realized that this was something that I wanted to do. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagined that the road I was heading down would determine where I would be today.

Throughout the two years as an author, I have accomplished so much, from writing over 13 books, to signing with a popular publisher, I never thought that I would be fulfilling my dream. I never imagined that I would be interacting with some of the most popular authors in my genre right now or being able to talk to readers through social media. It’s the little things that I appreciate and never gets old for me. I enjoy doing this because this doesn’t feel like a job or a hobby- writing is my passion, and I hope I can continue doing this for as long as I can.

With that being said,  I have to give a huge thank you to you, the readers. You took a chance on me, an unknown author that was trying to make a name for herself. You downloaded my stories and read them and actually enjoyed them! It makes me smile when a reader interacts with me on Facebook or Twitter and say how much they enjoyed the story or how much the story line relate to their lives. You don’t know the feeling it gives me to know how much you all enjoy each of my stories and are eagerly awaiting for more. Believe me, I have a lot of story ideas to give, so there will be more to come! But thank you so much. I truly appreciate the love and support. :-)

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Now, let’s get to the celebration! A couple of months ago, I created a few polls for everyone to vote on. The categories included Favorite Male Character, Favorite Book, and so on. Now, I have the winners for each category! The votes were pretty huge, and even had some close races, especially for the Favorite Male category.

Here are the winners chosen by you, the readers:

Favorite Male Character 

Shawn Walker – Love, Life, & Happiness series 

Favorite Female Character- Tie 

Tia Simmons – In Love With My Best Friend series 

Riana Robertson- Love, Life, & Happiness series 

Favorite Book Couple 

Riana & Shawn- Love, Life, & Happiness series 

Favorite Book

In Love With My Best Friend 

Favorite Series 

Love, Life, & Happiness 

Thank you to everyone who voted! :-)

There wouldn’t be a celebration without doing a giveaway! Up for grabs is a swag pack with a lot of great goodies:

  • Signed paperback book of your choice from my book collection
  • 2 bookmarks
  • $10 Amazon gift card
  • $10 iTunes gift card

 

To enter, click on the Rafflecopter link below and it will take you to the entry page:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/2d93349b8/

 

The giveaway begins now and will end on June 30th.

 

Again, thank you so much for going on this journey with me. I promise you that you all will continue to enjoy the ride as much as I do. Until next time, happy reading! :-)

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Something Just Ain’t Right Series

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Hi everyone! The “10 Things You Didn’t Know” feature continues with the Something Just Ain’t Right series. Since this is my recent series, many of you are probably still familiarizing yourselves with the characters and the plot lines; but since part 3 will be released soon, I decided to give them now since majority of the things are from the first two stories.

With this series, it was a little different from my other ones, mainly since this was the first series through a publisher and because it’s considered an urban series. Honestly, this series is not really urban (in my opinon); it’s mainly an Interracial romance story with a bit of suspense. I pushed the envelope with this series, which I really enjoyed doing. :-)

Now, going from #10 to #1, here are the things you didn’t know regarding the series:

10. The story was originally going to be strictly romance: Before I signed with my publisher, this was going to be an indie release and it was going to be similar to Our Love, where the main characters dated other people. Since Morgan was considered a man-whore, I was going to have him go through a whole bunch of women and potentially cheated on Hayley too. I’m glad I didn’t go with that concept.

9. Paula was going to be one of Morgan’s “conquests”: Yes, I was going to have Morgan sleep with Paula. Glad I didn’t go through with that either!

8.Thompson University is fictional: Majority of my stories have fictional towns, but I always incorporate Houston in the story (I always will for every story I write). Although I said Thompson is an hour away from Houston, I never indicate exactly where the college is located.

7. Kyle was never going to be included in the story: Kyle was a last-minute decision for me because I never intended for Morgan to have a brother. But in part 3, there will be another change that you all will be shocked over.

6. Hayley and Kyle were going to sleep together: Yep, Hales was going to cheat on Morgan- with his brother. And there were going to be consequences from their actions; but you all don’t have to worry because that won’t happen. Hayley loves Morgan too much.

5. Morgan was going to be the one shot: SPOILER:For those of you who have not read part 2 yet, please skip to #4!!! It wasn’t going to be Hayley that was shot at the end of part 2, it was actually going to be Morgan!

4. Lamar was not going to watch his sister have sex: The video scene was never going to be included in the story, but to add a little shock value, I added it.

3.Hayley was going to have a miscarriage: With this story line, I didn’t want to do it, mainly because I couldn’t write the scene. I felt it would had been unfair to Hayley and Morgan, especially since the two have been through so much. There’s no point in adding more turmoil into their lives.

2. The story was inspired by basketball: To a certain extent. I was watching my favorite team, the Houston Rockets, when the idea came to mind two years ago. If anyone noticed with the dream cast post, I chose Chandler Parsons as my inspiration for Morgan. Now, you know why (he was playing with the Rockets during the time).

1. The title for the series changed: The series was originally titled, Resisting Temptation, but when I submitted the story to my publisher, they thought the title was not catchy enough; so they thought up “Something Just Ain’t Right.” And that was how the series was created.

With the title, I always think about the Keith Sweat song from the 80s. In case you’re not familiar with the song, here it is:

There are the 10 things you didn’t know about SJAR series. The third and final story will be released soon. Once I receive a release date, I will announce it here! :-)

In Love With My Best Friend News

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Hi everyone! A lot of you have asked about the spin-off series from In Love With My Best Friend, titled The Love Chronicles. I mentioned the first book was going to be released sometime this year, but when I signed with my publisher, many of my upcoming books were pushed back.

Not with this one.

The Love Chronicles will still be released this year, possibly during the end of this summer. This will be an indie release; therefore, the first book will be available on all major sites after the LLH spin-off is finished. If there will be more books, that I haven’t decided on, but the first book with Andie and Dexter will definitely be released soon.

Here is the blurb to the series:

Andrea “Andie” Williams and Dexter Robinson have known each other since they were in diapers. While their parents are the best of friends, the two are barely even acquaintances. While Dexter is the most popular guy at Williamson High School and only cares about which girl he will sleep with next, Andrea is focused on getting into her dream college, Yale.

When they are placed together for an unlikely project, the two have to come together not only to pass their class, but also graduate. With a series of events surrounding them, they both realize that their first experience at love could be with the person who was right in front of them all along.

I’m very excited to start on the first book and to revisit Camille, Tia, Trevor, and Charles. I’m also looking forward to writing Andie and Dexter. I already know the two will have vibrant personalities (especially Dexter) and getting to know the two characters.

So, stay tuned regarding more news about The Love Chronicles. :-)

 

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