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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

 

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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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OMG, I can’t believe it’s finally here. The Summer Marked is officially out today!!!! This is the 2nd book in The Winter People Series…

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Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie’s glad to be home from college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a  rebound guy, a box of chocolates, and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn’t returning her calls, and her family won’t say where she is. Feeling sorry for herself, Kadie ends up at Club Blade, a place filled with pumping music, dangerous  guys, and promises of a good time. However, when midnight strikes, Kadie’s fun turns into a nightmare as she’s ripped from the human world into Faerie by a vengeful Winter Prince named Etienne. For the first time in her life, she realizes the monsters Salome always spoke of are real, and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy her friend.

Salome thought the winter curse was behind her. But winter has left its mark. Not just on her, but on the whole summer court. The Kingdom of Summer is falling apart, and Nevin is hanging onto his throne by a thread. With war on his doorstep,  he has no choice but to send Gareth into enemy territory, which means Salome will be left alone—vulnerable in a world she doesn’t understand. A place where beauty is deadly and humans are pawns in the macabre games the Fae play. Both Kadie and Salome will have to call on all their strength to survive in  a  world where humans aren’t meant to be. With death and enemies all around them, it’ll be a miracle if they can survive.

Buy link:  http://www.entangledpublishing.com/the-summer-marked/

Also you can enter to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card: http://www.aroundtheworldinbooks.ca/2015/09/release-day-blitz-summer-marked.html?utm_content=bufferd2ab7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Okay my lovelies, so I told you that The Winter People ebook would be on sale at the end of August! And it is a HUGE sale. My publisher has dropped the price to .99 that is a $7.00 drop from the regular price. But it’s for a limited time only.

Amazon US

iTunes

Amazon UK

Kobo

Barnes and Noble

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

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Now, because I think this is a GREAT deal and I’m excited that I might be able to introduce more readers to Salome’s world in The Winter People, I’m also having a contest!! You guys know I LOVE contests and giving stuff away (LOL).So here are the rules for the contest and what’s up for grabs. There will be 3 prize packs available. And all you need to do is share either this post or any of my posts across my social media pages in regards to the sale. If you decide to share this post on your blog, then just put a link to the post in my comments and you’ll be entered. If you decide to share my Facebook post or Twitter post, just leave me a comment on FB letting me know you shared it or @ me on Twitter to let me know you tweeted about it. EASY PEASY. The more shares you make, the more entries you get!

So what are the prizes you ask?

First Prize: A signed hardcover copy of The Summer Marked along with a $5.00 Amazon gift card.
Second Prize: A $10.00 Amazon gift card
Third Prize: Signed Swag (bookmarks/posters etc).

THIS CONTEST WILL RUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SALE: 8/31-9/13/2015 (Winners announced 9/14/2015)

Rebekah’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/rebekahlpurdyauthor

Rebekah’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebekahLPurdy

Rebekah’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/rebekahlpurdy/

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Hey my lovelies,
I hope everyone has been having a FAB summer. Mine has been speeding by…the kidlets have been busy with band camp and soccer stuff and college application stuff and my step daughter got engaged (SQUEEEE)! Lots to celebrate!

On the book front I’m in the midst of starting the 3rd and final Winter People book. I have lots of cool stuff planned to give it a proper “sendoff” / ending (LOL). I’ve outlined a good portion of it, but will also be working on Legend of Me edits over the next 1-2 months as well. YEP YOU HEARD RIGHT!! Legend of Me WILL see the light of day hopefully in the next 6-12 months (I know still a wait). My new editor and I talked a little bit about some things with the book and I’m really happy with our ideas. So the fun part is to come (the rewriting/editing).

Oh and before I forget, in less than two weeks The Winter People ebook will be going on a sale (BIG SALE)—LOL…and I’ll be running some contests during that time, so make sure to check back in with me during the next few weeks for announcements. Also, we have about 1 month until the release of The Summer Marked (Winter People bk 2) and I’m SO SO SO excited to have everyone read it. I poured everything into this book and hope you all love it as much as I do. There are more horror elements in this book and new characters that I’m excited for everyone to meet.

And don’t forget that there is still a Goodreads Giveaway going on for The Summer Marked. My publisher has 2 hard cover copies up for grabs…: Enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/151068-the-summer-marked

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Hey lovelies,

My publisher (Entangled Teen) is running a giveaway over on Goodreads for a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of The Summer Marked (book 2 in the Winter People series).

Here’s the link for signups:  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/151068-the-summer-marked-the-winter-people-2

Only 1 month and 9 days until this book releases (SQUEEEE). So can’t wait for everyone to read it:

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