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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.

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SQUEEE…I’m so excited to be sharing with you today, the cover for the 3rd and final book in the Winter People Series entitled: The Winter’s Spite. This book will be releasing on 6/27/2016 (in ebook/paperback).

Super happy to be wrapping up Salome’s story. It’s been a looong time coming 🙂 I wrote the first book back when I was still in high school (or at least a short story of it), which as an adult I turned into a full fledged book length story. I’ve enjoyed the characters and I hope you have as well! Without further adieu, I give you the cover!

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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.

GOODREADS LINK (if you’d like to add it, click here): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28668859-the-winter-s-spite

RAFFLECOPTER CONTEST for $20.00 Amazon gift Card/Swag Pack

Here’s the link if you’d like to enter: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/dbee40f61/?

ALSO HUGE THANK YOU to all my blogger, reader, and writing friends for helping me share my book cover today, you guys are freaking awesome and I love you to bits 🙂

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Want to be a part of the book cover reveal for the 3rd Winter People book: The Winter’s Spite? I’ll be doing a reveal on Friday 1/29/2016. So if you’d like to help please comment below or message me. To reveal the cover all you need to do is post it on your FB page, or blog, twitter, or instagram (or all the above) LOL. Or any social media outlet you have. Make sure to leave me an email if you’d like to take part so I can email you the stuff the night before 🙂 ((HUGS)) and thanks for all your support! The cover is GORGEOUS… can’t wait for everyone to see it!

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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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SQUEEEE…. So my publisher has made me a book trailer for The Summer Marked (Winter People book 2). And I LOVE it. Seriously the music is awesome and I love the visuals!

So, here it is:

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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)

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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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Hey lovelies! So I’m having a giveaway over on Goodreads to giveaway a signed, hardcover copy of The Winter People! YAY… you do have to be a member on Goodreads to enter. But it’s open to US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Enter here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/149185-the-winter-people

And my publisher Entangled Teen has signups going for The Summer Marked ARCS! You can sign up here for that: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OPFYMNnbjCSIiqTWCTXCs_d2MgCFuaX_NHlMdhcuR2Q/viewform

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And the moment has finally arrived!!!! Here is a look at the book covers for The Legend of Me and The Winter People. Both books will be releasing in 2014!!!! Hope you love them as much as me! Can’t wait for everyone to meet the characters!! And look at the cover quote that Renee Collins (RT nominated author of Relic) did for me for Legend–squeeeee…..

Make sure to check out the rafflecopter below the reveal information for you chance to win eArcs (International)

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About the Book

LEGEND OF ME

Author: Rebekah Purdy

Release Date: Early 2014

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Goodreads

 

Sixteen-year-old Brielle has grown up hearing tales of a beast that kills humans, leaving behind only a scattering of bones and limbs. Or so the village elders say. She thinks it’s just their way of keeping children in line, though it doesn’t explain her grisly premonitions of blood, claws, and severed heads.

When Lord Kenrick, Knight of the Crowhurst Order, shows up asking questions about the legendary monster and Brielle finds a mangled body in the woods, she begins to wonder if the grim stories are true. Her attraction to the handsome knight grows as she spends time with him searching for clues to the creature’s existence, and she becomes even more determined to help him discover the beast’s location.

But as her seventeenth birthday approaches, her nightmares worsen. If Brielle doesn’t figure out the connection between Kenrick, the monster, and visions of a ghostly woman in the woods soon, more people could die. Including those closest to her…

 

Exclusive Excerpt!

Brambles scratched my legs, snagging my skirt. Gnarled trees bent in gruesome forms, while thick shadows splayed out beneath them. A heavy gloom settled over the woodland as wisps of fog slithered like snakes against the ground. I shivered.

Don’t think. I picked an animal trail to follow, stepping over dead branches and forest debris. Blood pounded in my ears and the hair on the back of my neck prickled. I twisted around to glance behind me.

Nothing there. Only the trees. Urgency gripped hold of me and I picked up my pace once more. As I scrambled through the thicket, an overwhelming scent of rotten meat made me gag. I covered my mouth with my hand and stopped running when a bright red piece of fabric caught my eye. With hesitant steps, I moved toward it.

“Oh God.” I stumbled. There, sticking out from beneath a barberry bush was a severed arm, its finger pointed at me in accusation. My breath came in gasps as I scanned the rest of the clearing.

My foot nudged against something and I looked down in horror to find the head of Liam Gatekeeper staring up at me.

I screamed, backing away as fast as I could. All around me were pieces of his body scattered like breadcrumbs. I shielded my eyes with my hands, until I bumped into something else.

With another scream, I whipped around only to find myself faced with an oak tree covered in dried blood and deep claw marks. My vision darkened and I prayed I wouldn’t faint, that I wouldn’t be stuck in the woods. Because somewhere out here, a monster lurked. If I didn’t believe it before, I did now. The beast was real.

 

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About the Book

THE WINTER PEOPLE

Author: Rebekah Purdy

Release Date: July 1, 2014

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Pages: 320

ISBN: 978-1622663682

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An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.

Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn’t forgotten their warning to “stay away.” For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the “special gifts” that must be left at the back of the property.

Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she’ll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.

 

Exclusive Excerpt!

The sky darkened with ominous storm clouds. Giant flakes fell onto my face, sticking to my eyelashes and cheeks. Snow blew unhindered across the yard into what looked like small tornadoes.

Oh God. It’s happening again. The frigid air. The creaking of the treetops beneath the wind. Even the way the snow blew across the yard.

I only had one more feeder. Just needed to toss the seeds in then I could leave. Be safe.

The pond water rippled, while the trees bent beneath the strong gusts. Soon, everything became so white I couldn’t see the house. In the distance a strange tinkling sounded, like dozens of wind chimes.

What had the shrink told me to do?

Ten, nine, eight. Breathe. Seven, six, five. Shit!

 Panic stole my thoughts. I backed away from the pond as the flurries swirled toward me. Chasing me.

Then, I bumped into something—something that felt quite human. A firm chest, arms, hands. Not something, someone. A shriek tumbled from my lips and I spun around to face my captor.

“It’s okay. I won’t hurt you,” a soft masculine voice said, pale hands clinging to my arms as he kept me from falling.

My gaze followed those long fingers, up black leather sleeves, to the most gorgeous face I’d ever seen. My breath caught in my throat. I’m gawking. But I couldn’t help it. His raven hair shot with strands of blue, his face pale and perfect, like an ice sculptor had chiseled it into existence. His eyes—oh God, his eyes. They were the palest blue I’d ever seen. Glacial. He had to be over six feet tall, muscles evident through the tight shirt he wore beneath an unzipped jacket.

His mouth turned up at the corners as if enjoying my scrutiny. A cocky grin that made my cheeks warm.

“You’re trespassing.” I tried to keep the tremble from my voice. “This is private property, or can’t you read the signs?” Bravo, that’s right, scare him off with your bitchiness.

He chuckled. And it sounded like the low song of the chimes. “Doris doesn’t mind me coming around. In fact, I’ve met you before, Salome.”

My name on his lips made my knees go buttery. I groaned inwardly.

“You know my grandma?” I fidgeted with the bucket still in hand.

He gave a nod. “Yeah, I’ve known her for years. But I haven’t seen you since you were a child.”

Warning bells went off in my mind, but I pushed them aside. If he knew my grandma, then he must be okay. “Funny, I don’t remember you at all.”

“Don’t you, Salome?” Strands of my hair blew about my face. He reached a hand out as if to touch them then stopped, dropping his arms back to his side.

“No. Grandma’s never mentioned you.”

He gave me another cocky grin. “Well then, maybe we should be reacquainted.”

“Or maybe not.” I snorted. “I’m not sure how you got on the property, Grandma keeps all the gates locked.”

He produced an antique-looking skeleton key. “She gave me this. Like I said, Doris has known me for a long time.”

“I’m sorry. I’m not trying to be a jerk or anything, it’s just my grandma never mentioned I’d have visitors.” In fact, I wondered why she didn’t ask this guy to watch her house instead of me.

The arrogance left his face and he stared at me. “Perhaps, we can try this again.” He held his hand out to me. “I’m Nevin.”

 

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1 eARC of LEGEND OF ME International

1 eARC of THE WINTER PEOPLE International

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