Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Adult Contemporary TWO OF HEARTS: Cover & Blurb Reveal





From the author of the Between Breaths novels comes a gripping romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love…

Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she’s entrusted with the family’s casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional —not exactly the best time to see an old lover she’s never really gotten over.

Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshall, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he’s come home for her father’s funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he’d lost forever.

Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she’s also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She’s not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father’s shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.

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So here it is, the cover and synopsis for my ADULT Contemporary Romance that releases on May 5, 2015! Just FYI, this romance is not part of the Between Breaths series.

However, for those who've read Whisper To Me, you're familiar with the Golden Arrow Casino, which is the setting for this book. And you've also heard of Dakota and Shane. Now you'll see them five years in the future as career-oriented professionals in their late twenties. 

Oh and guess what? The first chapter of TWO OF HEARTS will be available at the end of PROMISE ME THIS, my next New Adult book in the Between Breaths series, releasing October 7th.

Add TWO OF HEARTS to: Goodreads 

Find PROMISE ME THIS here: 


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Find WHISPER TO ME here: 

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

PROMISE ME THIS Teasers



PROMISE ME THIS releases on October 7th! 

It's book four in the Between Breaths series but each can be read as a standalone.



A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…

Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.

With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart.



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I'm excited for you to meet Nate and Jessie. So here are a few picture teasers to introduce them to you. Hope you enjoy! 





















Monday, July 14, 2014

A Bit of New Book News!



I'm excited to announce that I'll have an ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE releasing with Penguin NAL in 2015 in both print and ebook format.

The only thing I'll say about it right now is that it's called TWO OF HEARTS, I'm currently writing it, and absolutely loving it!

I'm a huge reader of Adult romance as well as New Adult romance so I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to write both!

More information about this book later, including the blurb and cover. But first, PROMISE ME THIS, book four in the Between Breaths series, releases on October 7th!

The print version of BEFORE YOU BREAK (book two in the Between Breaths series) also releases on October 7th.

WHEN WE MET, the New Adult anthology I wrote with A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams and Tiffany King releases on November 4th.

So lots of exciting things still happening for 2014!

In the meantime, I'll get back to writing that upcoming sexy 2015 Adult romance, TWO OF  HEARTS.



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Between Breaths Series Recap


PROMISE ME THIS, book four in the Between Breaths series, will be releasing in about ten weeks.






So it might be the perfect time to get to know Rachel and Kai, his sister Dakota, best friend Shane, and the rest of the gang from TSU and the Gold Arrow casino in book three: WHISPER TO ME.






Not that you have to read these books in order. In fact, each is a standalone. But WHISPER TO ME released in May and this book (and my sweet and hot Kai) have been featured on a couple of different blogs in the last two weeks.


So here's a handy re-cap:


 Kai on Romance Addict Book Blog sharing ten things you might not know about him: HERE

Kai on the Sub Club Blog answering a quick twenty questions: HERE

My interview by Tammara Webber where I talk a bit about Kai and a lot about other things that made me weepHERE

A playlist for WHISPER TO ME which included my fave song of all time by PinkHERE

One of many awesome reviews for WHISPER TO MEHERE


*waves*






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ALL OF YOU in Print!


Today's the day! 

ALL OF YOU, the first book in the Between Breaths series, is now available in print.


In this powerfully emotional debut New Adult novel, Avery has just met her hot upstairs neighbor. He’s irresistible. Tattooed. And a virgin.

Nursing student Avery Michaels wants nothing to do with dating—she’s perfectly happy single. Privy to too many of her mother’s bad decisions and even worse taste in boyfriends, all Avery can handle is a string of uncomplicated hookups whenever the mood strikes.

When she meets smoking hot tattoo artist Bennett, she wants him—for just one night. But he won’t accept a no-strings-attached arrangement. He lives by a straight-laced code of values based on his own troubled upbringing.

Bennett sees something special in Avery and he wants more from her. Way more. As Avery wrestles with her emotions for Bennett, danger and tragedy force them to open up to each other. And Avery must face the terrifying realization that she wants more from him, too.

So she needs to make a choice—let Bennett go or finally let him in.



It feels so AWESOME to hold this book in my hands. XO


The second book in the Between Breaths series, BEFORE YOU BREAK, releases in print on October 7th, 2014.


To download the series in ebook version, go: HERE


Thursday, June 12, 2014

PROMISE ME THIS Blurb and Cover Reveal



A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side...

Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It's not that he doesn't respect or trust women; he doesn't trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn't do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…

Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn't take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.

With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart.



Promise-Me-This_Cover

Pre-Order here: Amazon***Barnes&Noble***iBooks***Google Books

Add to Goodreads: Here


I'm so excited to bring you Nate and Jessie's story on October 7th. XO

Friday, May 30, 2014

Whisper to Me Blog Tour Wrap-Up


In case you missed it, here are some of the places I've been around the blogospere the last couple of weeks.

Fifteen things you might not know about me: Here

Why I love writing Romance (and why I may or may not be a huge fan of epilogues): Here

We're going retro, swooning and contemplating piercings: Here

Interview: Here

Kai and Rachel's Character Sketches: Here

Interview and Review: Here

My Five Traits That Make a Hero Swoony: Here

Fantastic Illustrated Temptations: Here




THANK YOU to all the bloggers who read, left reviews, tweeted, and gave shout-outs! YOU ROCK!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WHISPER TO ME Release Week



It's finally here! Meet Rachel and Kai!

Find WHISPER TO ME here: 
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A hot and consuming New Adult romance about a wayward musician and the one girl who keeps him grounded…

At college, Rachel has a reputation for being a sarcastic flirt with a thing for star athletes. No one at school knows that she’d had her heart ripped to shreds by her high school sweetheart, who’d driven them both off the side of the road on a borrowed motorcycle, and then abandoned her. No one knows the real Rachel Mattson—except one person…

Ever since he helped nurse his sister’s feisty best friend back to health, pierced bass player Kai Nakos has been head over heels in love. But the supposed bad boy can’t risk letting Rachel know the truth—especially now that the two of them are back in their hometown for the summer, together for the first time since the months following that fateful night. Never mind that Rachel’s ex is back, groveling for her forgiveness.

Shaken by her ex’s return, Rachel finds herself turning to the one guy she knows she can trust. Kai is willing to hide his feelings for her, just to have Rachel touch him again. After all, this is only a temporary fling.  Until it becomes something more. But maybe it had been more all along.

"WHISPER TO ME brings the prodigal party girl back home to the boy next door turned friend with (secret) benefits. With this steamy tale, Lee peels back the layers on two damaged people who want something completely unexpected from each other - something more." --Tammara Webber, NYT Bestselling author of Easy
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"Whisper to Me lifts us by the heartstrings and tosses us wildly about. In the end: a triumphantly uplifting novel."--Christina Lauren, NYT, USA Today and International Bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard series
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"Prepare to fall in love with Kai and Rachel! Whisper to Me sucked me right in, and I was hooked! This is the perfect kind of coming of age romance." --A.L. Jackson, NYT and USA Bestselling Author of Take This Regret and Lost to You
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"Whisper to Me is a beautiful love story filled with genuine emotion from beginning to end." -Kim Karr, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author


Some tidbits you might find interesting: Rachel is a girl who cheated death and how she deals with it might surprise you. Kai is Native American, plays the upright bass, and I'm completely head over heels in love with him. In my cover photo, I picture his shoulder length hair pulled back from his gorgeous face. 


Here is the Pinterest inspiration board for this novel: Whisper To Me


I want to give a special SHOUT OUT to my readers: YOU ROCK my socks off! THANK YOU! XO

**Enter the WHISPER TO ME giveaway to win one of 15 copies of the all new paperback edition of ALL OF YOU (available July 1st): 


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Friday, May 2, 2014

WHISPER TO ME Pre-Release Teaser


You get to meet Kai and Rachel on May 20th. So excited! 




Here's an EXCERPT:

I padded to the kitchen and reached for a glass, unsure if Kai was even awake. As I turned the faucet on low, I heard it—the soft hum of his bass. My heart leapt in my chest. I didn’t know what the hell I was so anxious about. But the anticipation of seeing him, just talking to him alone, had revved my pulse to a feverish tempo.
But maybe he didn’t want any company tonight.
I wandered over to his door, unsure of what I’d say or even if I’d knock. Instead, I stood motionless, listening to him play. It was a low and drowsy strum, and I swayed against the wall, my senses dulled. During a longer pause, my knuckles tapped once and then twice against the wood.
I heard the sounds of what could have been his returning his heavy bass to its stand and papers rustling, and then the door slowly creaked open. Kai stood in front of me with his hair hanging loose at his shoulders. He had on those obscenely tight gray skinny jeans from earlier and nothing else.
My gaze followed the line of his neck, across his shoulder, to the muscular bicep propping the door open. I spotted the set of free weights resting beneath the stand of his bass. He’d definitely been working out in the three years since I’d last seen him. 

He wasn’t overly muscular like some athletes I’d been with, just lean and fit. My gaze tripped over to his sculpted pecs and landed on his nipples. His pierced nipples—that seemed to harden at my perusal. 

Fuck, that was hot. Since when did I think silver hoops dangling from a guy’s nipples were sexy? But on Kai, they worked. Like fruit waiting to be plucked, they hung above the trunk of his sculpted abdomen, while a smattering of fine hairs branched from beneath the button of his pants.
Hot damn.
“What’s up, Rachel?” He swallowed thickly. “Did I wake you?”
“I . . .” I finally met his eyes. “I couldn’t sleep and I heard you were up.”
“Yeah, me neither.” He moved aside to allow me to pass into the room. “I was trying to be
quiet.”
“Actually, most of the time your music lulls me to sleep.”
“Yeah?” he said in a low and gruff voice. “Is that why you’re here—so I can put you to
sleep?”
“No, you ass.” I grinned. “Well, maybe.”
When his eyes turned dark, I mumbled, “Just kidding.”

;-) 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

My Book News

Here's the second part of my news that I can finally announce. 




Penguin bought the next two books in my series!

The annnouncement from Publisher's Marketplace:

PROMISE ME THIS and HOLD YOU CLOSE by Christina Lee, the next two novels in her Between Breaths series, to Laura Fazio at NAL, for publication in 2014 and 2015, by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency (World English). Foreign rights: jenny@meyerlit.com



I'm already in the middle of writing book four, called PROMISE ME THIS. It's Nate and Jessie's story and will release early October. 

Nate is Bennett's friend and he's in the first three books. Jessie works at Raw Ink (tattoo parlor) with Bennett and is mentioned in books one and three.

That's all for now, except to say: I'm THRILLED that I'll be continuing this series!!!!!!!!!

But up next is WHISPER TO ME on May 20th (Rachel and Kai--and I can't wait for you to meet them) and the print release of ALL OF YOU on July 1st (SO excited)!

XOXOXO

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHEN WE MET Cover Reveal


Pre-order on Amazon  &  iBooks

Add it to GOODREADS

WHEN WE MET:

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams

On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King

Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.


BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee

In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans… 




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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WHEN WE MET


If you follow me on social media, you might've heard me say that I was writing two super secret projects and I was hoping to share them soon.

Today I can announce the first bit of news. It's a collaboration with three other Penguin authors (A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams and Tiffany King--love these ladies!!!!!) and we've been keeping it hush hush for months. 

It's a New Adult anthology that contains four novellas written by us. Our characters live together in off campus housing and each has their own story to tell. 

Here's the Publisher' Marketplace announcement:


Fiction:
New Adult 
A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King and Christina Lee's WHEN WE MET, an anthology of short stories, in which four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a university in Michigan, expecting it to be their best year yet, but they soon discover that it may be a year that will change the rest of their lives, to Claire Zion at NAL, for publication in Fall 2014, by Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency for A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams and Tiffany King and Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency for Christina Lee (World)

It's up for pre-order on Amazon  and iBooks

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Here's the synopsis for WHEN WE MET:

Today’s premier New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house. 

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams

On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King

Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.


BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee

In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans… 


The cover will be revealed in two weeks, so stayed tuned!

*waves*
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