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

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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

Add it to GOODREADS!

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*

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hugs and Smooches and Stuff and Things



So, the BEFORE YOU BREAK blog tour has come to an end.

I just want to say THANK YOU to The Sub Club ladies, who hosted my tour, and to all the other AMAZING blogs that participated in making my release month very special.




WHISPER TO ME releases soon---on May 20th, how crazy pants is that?!? I'm so excited for you to read Rachel and Kai's story.





In the meantime, I want to recap some end of the tour amazingness that went on over at the SUB CLUB blog! In other words: Quinn, Quinn, QUINN!! 




Irene made a TRAILER! Woo, it made me tear up, especially since she used one of my fave Pink songs. Click HERE to view it.

My boy QUINN wrote an exclusive SEXY POV excerpt (oh Quinn, you will always be in my heart and I'm so glad you show up in Rachel and Kai's story, because your journey is special to me). Click HERE for his birthday scene that involves one classic car.

Neda wrote a very moving and personal review of BEFORE YOU BREAK, HERE.

Jen asked me some great questions about being an author. I also share some tidbits about my next hero, Kai. Click HERE to read the short interview.

My boy Quinn answered twenty quick questions, HERE.

Neda and Laurie put together an awesome BEFORE YOU BREAK playlist, HERE.




THAT'S ALL FOLKS. Thank you readers, from the bottom of my heart--for reaching out with kind words and leaving messages and reviews on Amazon and B&N, etc.


It means SO MUCH! XOXO



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

BEFORE YOU BREAK Release Week


Ella and Quinn are finally out in the world! *throws glitter*

This is book two in The Between Breaths Series, but can be read as a standalone.




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A sexy, emotional New Adult romance about a bad boy on the edge and a good girl about to lose control…

The star catcher of the college baseball team isn't supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there’s something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them—something that makes him want to open up.

Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working the suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can’t ignore.

Soon Ella and Quinn’s physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him—or to stop herself from falling too far.


Praise for Before You Break:

You will devour this book! Christina Lee makes you ache, cry, smile and sigh. She is officially at the top of my auto-buy list!" --Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

"Before You Break is the perfect blend of sizzling sexual tension and deliciously steamy scenes that jump off of the page. Christina Lee is a New Adult wonder." --USA Today bestselling author Alice Clayton

"Loved it! Sweet and sexy and sad and full of hope. Love Quinn and Ella together." --NYT Bestselling Author Monica Murphy


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MY blog tour is being hosted by The Sub Club Books Blog.

I'm also giving away some awesome prizes, including the necklaces below from my hand-stamped jewelry business, Tags-n-Stones.




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Friday, February 14, 2014

LOVE From My Boys: Bennett & Quinn


My book boys are sending their women Valentine's Day love this year. 

SWOON!!!!





Bennett from ALL OF YOU wrote Avery a love note over at The Sub Club Blog




Avery,

I know you’ll tell me you don’t believe in this fake Hallmark holiday and that you’d rather spend every single day showing me how you feel. But baby... Read the rest



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Quinn from BEFORE YOU BREAK wrote a love note to Ella over at Bookish Temptations (you can also win an ebook copy):



Ella,

What can I say to the woman who thrust her hand... Read the rest



HUGS and SMOOCHES!! XOXOXOXO

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

So Very Close




Before you Break releases on February 18th!

Cannot wait for you to meet Ella and Quinn. XOXO


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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What's Happening in 2014


Since I'm going to be at several books events this year, I thought I'd put it together in one post.


Here's the confirmed list so far (subject to expand or change):

In Cleveland in April: Cleveland Author Event

In New Orleans in May: Romantic Times Booklovers Convention

In San Antonio in July: Romance Writers of America Convention

In New York in September: Chapter By Chapter Book Rave

In Las Vegas in October: Vegas Valley Book Festival




Other Dates To Remember in 2014:

February 18th: BEFORE YOU BREAK releases in ebook form

May 20, 2014: WHISPER TO ME releases in ebook form

July 1st, 2014: ALL OF YOU  releases in trade paperback print

October 14th, 2014: BEFORE YOU BREAK releases in trade paperback print



Maybe I'll see you somewhere soon! XO

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

BEFORE YOU BREAK Teasers

Book two in The Between Breaths Series releases in February. ;-)

It's a standalone, as are all of the books in the series, and is written in dual POVs.




The fabulous ladies from The Sub Club blog posted an exclusive except from Quinn's POV HERE. Fair warning: It's STEAMY. *wink*

And find an exclusive short excerpt from Ella's POV posted on my blog HERE. But I'm also posting it below.  ;-)


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At the theater, we bought popcorn, Milk Duds, and large sodas. After we settled in our seats in the crowded room, I opened the box of chocolate caramel confections and dumped them in the large tub.

“Um,” Quinn said, scratching his chin.

“Sweet and salty—it’s a must-have for movie watching.”

“Seriously?”

“Yes, seriously.” I picked up a Milk Dud, flanked it with two pieces of popcorn, and then brought it to his lips. “Here. I guarantee you’ll fall in love. You’ll never watch a movie without them again.”

“If you say so. . . .” He dragged the sweet and salty mixture into his mouth but kept my fingers enclosed between his lips. I held in a gasp while he ran his tongue over my thumb and then sucked on my forefinger before releasing my hand and chewing what remained.

“Agree,” he said around a mouthful of popcorn. “Wouldn’t want to be without them ever again.”

Quinn’s gaze latched on to mine. It felt like a bundle of feathers had been let loose in my stomach. “Guess you’ll have to come to every movie from now on. So I don’t forget.”

Speechless wasn’t even the word for what I felt in that moment. Dumbfounded might have been more like it, or maybe just struck stupid, because I couldn’t even move my lips to form any coherent words.

When the movie previews began, he turned toward the screen and reached for my fingers, interlacing our hands. Then he leaned close to my ear and said, “I expect you to feed me just like that the entire movie.”

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See you soon!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

WHISPER TO ME Blurb and Cover Reveal



The third book in The Between Breaths Series releases on May 20th, 2014.

Here's the cover:


(I LOVE the colors, how it looks next to the others in my header, and how their hands tell a story. I have a thing for hand placement and all of my covers deliver.)

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*****

What's it about? Whisper To Me tells Rachel's story. Avery's story was first in All Of You, followed by Ella's story in Before You Break, which releases February 18th, 2014. All of the novels in The Between Breaths Series are stand-alones and have a happily-ever-after. Do you have to read them back to back? Not necessarily. But details and character arcs might be enriched if you do. ;-)

Blurb: 

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.


Raves for Christina Lee’s All of You:

“This is one New Adult you don’t want to miss.” —New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A. L. Jackson

“Hot, sweet, emotional, page-turner, awesome.”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy
“Steamy, honest, and full of heart.” —Roni Loren, national bestselling author

“A study in sexual tension…Delicious.”—Heroes and Hearbreakers

“Steamy sexual tension and…a breathtaking love story.”—I Heart Big Books

*****

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


XOXO
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