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So French Fries With a Side of Guys is out TODAY! SQUEEEEEEEEE….

However, Amazon is saying it doesn’t release until the 20th (which my publisher is checking into). But here is the blurb/cover for it, and there’s a link for you to enter a giveaway below that my publisher is doing:

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Blurb:

Payton Carter is one of six kids (all of which are named after famous football players), not to mention the only girl in the Carter household. With this much testosterone and no mother, it’s no wonder she’s absolutely clueless when it comes to makeup, dances, and talking to guys she’s crushing on. And now she’s about ready to start her freshman year of high school, which is nerve wrenching enough, but when she ends up running into her crush, Chance Montgomery, at her dad’s sports restaurant, she finds out that the quarterback for their rival team is moving to Aller Falls. This is nothing short of fate.
Payton realizes she has to find a way to impress Chance and get him to ask her out or at least know she’s interested in him—preferably without dropping a plateful of fries on his head, like she did last time. After taking her two oldest brothers’ advice, she decides to go out for the freshman football team, figuring that between practices and games she and her crush will surely be able to talk. And maybe talking will lead to something more permanent or at least to a first kiss. Only this plan backfires in ways she never imagined, when she beats Chance Montgomery out of the starting quarterback position. Now not only does she make him the laughing stock of the team, but also has to figure out how to avoid the snotty cheerleaders, a traitor best friend, not to mention winning games for her team. Too bad this is just the beginning of her freshman year.

Giveaway Link:  http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com/2016/09/bookblitz-newrelease-excerpt-giveaway_79.html?spref=tw

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/French-Fries-Side-Rebekah-Purdy-ebook/dp/B01LFRAJEI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473870402&sr=8-2&keywords=rebekah+l+purdy#nav-subnav

Will post rest of the buy links as the book goes live!

 

Eep, so this is a book that’s been in the making for over 10 years. I wrote it in 2006 and then shelved it. Then when my publisher was asking me about another YA Contemporary Romance, I decided to try and clean this one up. So now, everyone will get to meet Payton Carter–and her brothers…Did I also mention this is a sports book? And Payton plays football?

There’s also a giveaway you can enter too! So follow the link below to see the cover reveal. It’s kind of Retro looking, but I think that’s kinda cool.

Blurb:

Payton Carter is one of six kids (all of which are named after famous football players), not to mention the only girl in the Carter household. With this much testosterone and no mother, it’s no wonder she’s absolutely clueless when it comes to makeup, dances, and talking to guys she’s crushing on. And now she’s about ready to start her freshman year of high school, which is nerve wrenching enough, but when she ends up running into her crush, Chance Montgomery, at her dad’s sports restaurant, she finds out that the quarterback for their rival team is moving to Aller Falls. This is nothing short of fate.
Payton realizes she has to find a way to impress Chance and get him to ask her out or at least know she’s interested in him—preferably without dropping a plateful of fries on his head, like she did last time. After taking her two oldest brothers’ advice, she decides to go out for the freshman football team, figuring that between practices and games she and her crush will surely be able to talk. And maybe talking will lead to something more permanent or at least to a first kiss. Only this plan backfires in ways she never imagined, when she beats Chance Montgomery out of the starting quarterback position. Now not only does she make him the laughing stock of the team, but also has to figure out how to avoid the snotty cheerleaders, a traitor best friend, not to mention winning games for her team. Too bad this is just the beginning of her freshman year.

Link for cover reveal:

https://cexleybooks.blogspot.com/2016/09/cover-reveal-french-fries-with-side-of.html

 

Happy Book Release Day AND CONTEST! The Winter’s Spite is out TODAY!!! OMG! This is the 3rd and final book in the Winter People Series. I’m also running a contest for a $30.00 Amazon Gift Card, which you can enter here: <a class=”rcptr” href=”http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/dbee40f62/&#8221; rel=”nofollow” data-raflid=”dbee40f62″ data-theme=”classic” data-template=”” id=”rcwidget_nnkxk6i8″>a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
Links to buy (which I’ll be updating as more go live):
Ebook:
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BLURB for The Winter’s Spite:
On the eve of the winter solstice, Salome receives word of a family tragedy in the human world, and an urgent request to return home. But after a failed attack on Winter, and the whereabouts of the Winter Court unknown, Nevin forbids her to go, declaring it too dangerous. However, Salome knows she needs to be with her family and can’t sit by to wait for the inevitable.
Gwenn has been a royal guard most of her life, and although she’s not a fan of humans, she has to admit Salome’s growing on her. So when Salome begs her to cover for her for a few days so she can be with her family, Gwenn can’t refuse. Gwenn soon finds herself creating diversions to keep Nevin from discovering Salome’s disappearance. Problem is the Council is growing suspicious of Salome’s absence, and has started making threats about Nevin’s removal as king. With her lie on the brink of discovery, Gwenn needs to find out what’s taking her brother and Salome so long to return. When she discovers the portals are closed, and someone within the Council has betrayed Summer, Gwenn knows the kingdom’s in jeopardy. But before she can confide in Nevin about helping Salome leave Faerie, Gwenn finds herself at the enemy’s mercy, fighting for her life.
When Salome arrives in the human world, she finds everything in chaos. Grisselle, the Winter Queen, has done the impossible and brought war to Salome’s world. And Kadie is acting as her right hand. Monsters born of man’s worst nightmares roam the streets—dark faeries and ghosts bring terror and destruction. And to her horror she discovers an old enemy is back from the dead, while a new one lurks in the shadows—watching her, hunting her—preparing to make its move. And this time they mean to finish what they started.

Ummmm…so The Winter’s Spite Paperback “kinda” released early AHHHH (like 12 days early). The ebook is up for preorder on a couple of sites as well. The official ebook release is June 27, 2016 (which is when the paperback was also supposed to release). But anyway, here are some of the links. B & N won’t show until probably the actual release date. And Kobo should be anytime now (either today or this weekend). Will add more links as the book goes up!

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Paperback links:

Check out the BEAUTIFUL cover for my lovely friend Carol Riggs book BOTTLED! Bottled is a YA fantasy novel. It will release July 7, 2016, from Clean Reads.  It sounds SO SO good!

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BLURB:

At seventeen, Adeelah Naji is transformed into a genie and imprisoned in a bottle. For a thousand years, she fulfills the wishes of greedy masters—building their palaces, lining their pockets with gold, and granting them every earthly pleasure. All that sustains her is the hope of finding Karim, the boy she fell in love with as a human. When at last she finds a note from her beloved, she confirms he has access to the elixir of life and that he still searches for her.

But someone else also hunts her. Faruq—the man who plots to use her powers to murder and seize the life forces of others—is just one step behind her. With the help of a kind master named Nathan, Adeelah continues to search for Karim while trying to evade Faruq. To complicate matters, she begins to experience growing fatigue and pain after conjuring, and finds herself struggling against an undeniable attraction to Nathan.

As Faruq closes in, Adeelah must decide just how much she’ll risk to protect Nathan and be with Karim forever. How much power does she really have to change her future, and what is she willing to sacrifice for an eternity of love? If she makes the wrong choice, the deaths of many will be on her hands.

BIO For Carol Riggs:

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Carol Riggs is an author of YA fiction who lives in the beautiful green state of Oregon, USA. Her debut novel, THE BODY INSTITUTE, released Sept 2015 from Entangled Teen, exploring body image and identity. Her fantasy YA, BOTTLED, will release from Clean Reads on July 7, 2016, and her sci-fi YA, SAFE ZONE, will release from Entangled Teen in October 2016. She enjoys reading, drawing and painting, writing conferences, walking with her husband, and enjoying music and dance of all kinds. You will usually find her in her writing cave, surrounded by her dragon collection and the characters in her head.

Connect with Carol:

Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Goodreads

Add this book to your Goodreads reading list: BOTTLED

Okay, so in honor of it getting closer to the release of the 3rd and final Winter People book (The Winter’s Spite) on June 27th, I figured I’d share a short excerpt with you!

You can go here to read it :  EXCERPT

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Okay, so obviously it’s been awhile since my last post. Life sometimes gets SUPER busy and I have to stay off social media (LOL). First of all, I have some news to share (woot-w00t)🙂

I’ve sold another book  (AHHH-so freaking excited). It’s entitled: Incriminating Dating (YA Contemporary). It’s described as Election meets Can’t Hardly wait. It’s set for Winter 2017 publication date.

Official sales info here :

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We’re only a few months away from the release of The Winter’s Spite (the 3rd and final book in the Winter People series). And I’ll have a YA Contemporary entitled French Fries, Football, and My Freshman Year coming out tentatively October 2016. And next year I’ll have more books coming out (YAY). So lots of busy things.

So if I’m kind of quiet on here, it’s not because I don’t love you guys, it just means that I’m trying to plow my way through 3 book deadlines (1 that needs edits-lots of them (hahaha), another 1 that is only like 1/10th of the way written and it’s due to my editor in June, and I have another 50 page proposal I owe another editor for a book by May. So yeah, plate is kind of full). Not to mention I have a day job that keeps me away from home for about 12 hours a day (between long commute/and working). Plus we have soccer season in full swing, we’re planning a graduation party for my son, and we have another son who is getting married in a few months.

I promise though to try to keep you updated with any news or awesome things that’ll be going on🙂

Hope you’re all doing well.

 

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