Monday, June 3, 2013

Cover Reveal of Cowboy Boots and Inexpressible Longing (Cowboy Boots 5) by Natalie Acres


The Edge of Darkness - Melissa Andrea - Interview & Giveaway


The Edge of Darkness

After a tragic accident, Araya Noelle is left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

She is forced to give up her chance to be the youngest dancer accepted into Julliard & taking over their high society school by a graceful storm of determination is no longer an option. Instead of dwelling over her loss, she accepts the new future she’s been dealt. In a world as black as hers, there's no room for bitterness, no time for regret. Sheltered from the outside world, Araya has become suffocated by a life she has no control over. Until Ryland Dare comes crashing into her life.

You don’t know true darkness until you've felt light…

Like a firecracker, showering her with colorful sparks of freedom, Ryland quickly sweeps Araya away from her grey existence. For the first time since the accident, living in darkness is no longer something Araya wants to do willingly. Unleashed by the shadows of her reminder, being with Ryland, Araya touches light. Together they will learn what it’s like to feel alive for the first time.

At the edge of darkness, a ray of light, will dare them both to HOPE.

DARE them to LOVE

DARE them to LIVE
Melissa Andrea
I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading
has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing.
Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment.
I was born in Denver, Colorado–but I will always think of sunny Arizonaas my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for more amazing person to be raised by.
4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty
with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I likeeven numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little
with my list, shhhh.


Book Trailer

Author Interview
Tell us a little about yourself ;)
Hi! I'm Melissa Andrea! You can't see me, but I am waving excitedly at the computer screen :)) I live in Arizona with my husband and 3 girls. I have 3 dogs, 5 cats (my youngest just had a little of 3) I know, I know, it's a lot of animals, but I love them all like family!! My favorite place to write is with my family, although I write better at my desk. I was inspired to write The Edge of Darkness because I wanted to do something different and I think with the twist in TED, I accomplished that! My cover was designed by the fab Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The ending! You know you're so close to being done that you just want it to be finished NOW! Hahah

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

I feel I learn something with each of my characters! With Ryland and Araya - I learned it's okay to let go and just let yourself feel.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Always believe in yourself! Don't be your own worst enemy! It's very easy to psych yourself out. So step back, read a book, eat some ice cream, watch a movie - do anything to relax your mind & then try again. Don't give yourself limitations, writers know no such thing.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
When I started reading my mom's romance novels. After that I was hooked!!

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

The Edge of Darkness if a NA contemporary romance and it's about a girl who thinks she is broken and a boy who knows she just needs to be pushed to want to live life again. Not just tolerate it. There is romance, steam, swoon, betrayal and lies. It's got a little bit of everything.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Sometimes I get writers block, but I have been known to go a little over board on my details. So I am trying to cut back on that :))