Tuesday, July 8, 2014

ARC Giveaway and Cover Reveal for HIDDEN MONSTER by Amanda Strong

We are excited to share the official COVER REVEAL AND ARC GIVEAWAY for Hidden Monster by Amanda Strong. Hidden Monster is scheduled to release by Clean Teen Publishing on November 4, 2014. This young adult sic-fi thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat as you try to determine who the bad guy is. You will be suspecting everyone all the way until the stunning conclusion at the end. HIDDEN MONSTER is book one in The Monsters Among Us Series. 

HIDDEN MONSTER by Amanda Strong


The breathing halted as the ski mask cocked to one side. His voice slurred, “What do I want?” I bit my lip to keep from gasping. He’d never responded before. “It’s obvious isn’t it? I want you to fall in love with me.”

For seventeen-year-old Samantha Campbell, running back woods trails usually means freedom from her less-than-perfect life. That is, until the day a morning run turns into a living nightmare. When Samantha wakes up to find herself bound to a dirty, pinstriped mattress, she realizes she’s anything but free. With a masked abductor repeatedly injecting her arm with an unknown substance while holding her captive, Samantha tries in vain to find out what he wants, but he refuses to speak. Until the day he breaks his silence and his twisted words are worse than what she’d imagined. He promises her one day she will fall in love with him but the best part will be that she won't know who he is... until it's too late. 

Finding herself freed from captivity, with her captor still at large, Samantha is on guard against everything and everyone around her. Unfortunately, walling up her heart proves difficult when eighteen-year-old Blake Knightley moves in next door. When Samantha starts experiencing strange changes within her, she realizes her captor may have left her more damaged than she originally thought. Now she must turn to Blake for help in order to unearth the truth behind the monster who started this all... or risk experiencing worse things than just falling in love.

ENTER TO WIN: 
1 Digital Advance Release Copy of Hidden Monster 
(Be the first to read the book before it releases in November!)
1 Digital Copy of The Awakener by Amanda Strong
SWAG: Bookmarks and Bracelet



Are you excited about Hidden Monster? Well you don't have to wait until November to read one of Amanda Strong's amazing books! Check out The Awakener today! 

THE AWAKENER
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Clean Teen Publishing

A simple touch will change their lives forever. 

Seeing Micah for the first time in years, fifteen year old Eden wants nothing more than to run and hide, but instead in a moment of sheer embarrassment, she throws her arms around his neck; unaware she just changed her childhood friend forever.

With eyes’ opened to the realm of angels and demons, Micah discovers he has become the Seer, called to save the world from an impending fire.  Shy and awkward, Eden stumbles through high school clueless her guardian angel shadows her every move, keeping her safe while she unknowingly “awakens” others to their spiritual gifts. Micah will need those Eden touched to complete his mission which began long ago in the ancient City of Enoch and its secret underground temple. 

With angels and demons fighting around them, both Eden and Micah must find their own personal courage and faith in order to know what to do for the battle that awaits them, one they must triumph or risk losing everyone they love.




More About Amanda Strong:


Born in Dekalb, Illinois, Amanda Strong has called Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia and now New Mexico home. Amanda has been spinning tales since she was a child. Her family still remembers finding young Amanda with her bright pink glasses, hiding in random corners of the house while scribbling away in one of her many spiral-bound notebooks. You could say that some things never change since Amanda is still writing today. Amanda began her writing career when she uploaded The Awakener, her first full-length novel, on Wattpad where it received over 430,000 reads in four weeks. She was blown away and humbled by the reader support and feedback she received. Because of The Awakener's success as a non-published book, she was asked to talk on 1400 KSTAR about her story. 

In September 2013 Amanda Strong signed with Clean Teen Publishing for publication of The Awakener, which is scheduled to release in late October of this year. The Awakener is the first book in an all-new young adult paranormal romance series called: The Watchers of Men.  

When Amanda isn't writing, you can find her chasing her three rambunctious children around the house and spending time with her wonderful and supportive husband. On some occasions you can still find Amanda with her not-so-pink glasses, hiding in a corner reading her favorite young adult fantasy novels or working out only to blow her diet by eating ice cream. 

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Two Cover Reveals- Two Great Prizes- Kindling Flames by Julie Wetzel

CRIMSON TREE PUBLISHING PRESENTS:
Cover Reveal and Giveaway
KINDLING FLAMES by Julie Wetzel

Our team at Crimson Tree Publishing is pleased to present our newest author: Julie Wetzel. We are excited to reveal the covers of Kindling Flames—part one and part two. We can't wait to hear what you think of these covers. Make sure to enter the giveaway below too! 

THE ANCIENT FIRE SERIES
KINDLING FLAMES— Part One and Part Two by Julie Wetzel
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Release Date: September 19, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

Fresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area. 

When Vicky becomes the target of a serial arsonist plaguing the city, Darien calls on the supernatural community to help. Pulling the creatures of the night together to cooperate on any project is troublesome at the best of times. The fact that the one responsible for the city’s woes is a being of fire and magic leads the reluctant groups to a truce that makes Vicky start to think that her job might be a bit more than one normal human can handle.

Kindling Flames has been split into two books—part one and part two—due to the length.

KINDLING FLAMES— Part One

KINDLING FLAMES— Part Two

GIVEAWAY
We are giving away not one, but two prize packs that include:
Reader's choice of any 2 CTP digital books and a SWAG Pack. 
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ABOUT AUTHOR JULIE WETZEL

Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other. 

Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things. 

Julie Wetzel is the author of Kindling Flames, Book 1 in The Ancient Fire Series. Kindling Flames is scheduled to release through Crimson Tree Publishing in the Fall of 2014.


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Clean Teen Publishing covers become RONE Award Cover Finalists!

RONE AWARD COVER FINALISTS!

We are super excited to share that two of our covers have been announced as 2014 RONE Award Cover Finalists! The winning covers will be announced at the RONE Awards on July 11, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV! We are so excited and honored at this nomination. Words can't express how grateful we are to have such an amazing and talented cover designer on our team. Marya Heiman—who is also one of the owners of Clean Teen Publishing and owner of Strong Image Editing—truly has a talent for developing gorgeous and stunning covers. Help us congratulate Marya Heiman on this amazing nomination. 

RONE AWARD COVER FINALIST: 
FLAME CALLER by Jon Messenger

RONE AWARD COVER FINALIST: 
THE WOODLANDS by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

All of the 2014 RONE Award Cover Finalists can be viewed here

ABOUT MARYA HEIMAN:


GRAPHICS GURU (CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER at Clean Teen Publishing)

This whole thing started about a year ago when my good friends Courtney and Rebecca wrote their first book, Night Marchers. After about 15 minutes of trying to explain to Courtney the ‘how to’ of putting flames on butterfly wings, it came down to; “Why don’t I just do it?” And so I did. 

I didn’t really think anything of it at the time. It was fun and I was just helping out some friends. When the second book was finished, they asked me to do the second cover. I was excited but again just thought of it as something fun to do to help some friends, but this time Rebecca would not leave me alone about making it a business. People wanted to know who did their covers and she had to have a link to give to them!! So I gave in and came up with the name—Strong Image Editing— and made a Facebook page.  This really is my dream job and I am continually amazed that I get to do what I love. 

In my personal life, I'm a stay at home mom of two wonderful little boys. I’ve been married since 2004 and I have two dogs and two cats. I love to run! I frequently run races and one day, if the weather finally cooperates, I will run a marathon. My longest run to date is 20 miles and, no, I'm not crazy. But you'd have to run distance to understand why. ;-) I also love Zumba, shoes, movies, reading, and girls' night!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

NEVER FOGOTTEN is finally here! Plus, 10% of all sales go towards Susan G. Komen for the cure!


IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
NEVER FORGOTTEN by Kelly Risser

NEVER FORGOTTEN by Kelly Risser is finally available. A New Adult Paranormal Romance published by Clean Teen Publishing. This paranormal love story just released! 

Also, get this— 10% of all sales on Never Forgotten and Current Impressions in July 2014 will go towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure! 


 



How can one day go so very wrong? One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for how she will spend the Summer before her senior year and the next she's finding out that her mother's cancer has returned and they are moving away from the only home she's ever known.

Now every day is a struggle as Meara is trying to cope with her mother's illness, being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents—whom she thought disowned her mother—and having weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life. Top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down. 

The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan—the son of her mother's childhood friend—who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself. 

Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but whatshe is.


Book #2— Current Impressions will release on 7/18/14! Add it to your Goodreads. 



NOT SURE IF YOU WANT TO READ NEVER FORGOTTEN?


A NOTE FROM KELLY RISSER:

10% of July's profits for Never Forgotten and Current Impressions will be donated to Susan G. Komen.


Never Forgotten is a fantasy novel, but it deals with a very real issue. Early in the story, Meara learns that her mother’s cancer has returned. While I’d rather tell you that I didn’t draw inspiration from personal experiences, the truth is, I did. Shortly before my husband and I got married, my mother-in-law (MIL) was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was hard to watch her fight for her life. Her hair fell out, and she became so thin. I remember hugging her and feeling every bone in her back. It was the first time I’d seen a human body in such a fragile state.

My MIL had an amazingly positive outlook. She lived to find joyous moments in the ordinary. She kept a journal, traveled, and visited with friends. The cancer went into remission. Unfortunately, it returned five years later, this time in her abdomen and surrounding organs. With a diagnosis of six months to two years, she passed away within two months, just shy of her 60th birthday. Her name was Sharon.

Yes, Meara’s mom is named after her. It’s one small way for me to keep her memory alive. The other way I want to do this requires your help. We all know the statistics about breast cancer, but I want to stress the important role you play in your health. The year prior to her first diagnosis, my MIL had a mammogram and a spot showed in the screening. Her doctor told her it was small, probably nothing. He would follow up in twelve months. She took his word and waited. When she went in for the second mammogram, it had grown tremendously. A biopsy proved it was cancer. Had she pushed for a biopsy right away, she might still be here today. With a year to grow, the cancer moved into too many of her lymph nodes.

My message to women is this—if you are a man, please share this message with the women close to you: do regular self-exams, starting now. You’re never too young or too old. If you're 40 years old or have a family history of cancer, get regular mammograms. Don’t be afraid to push for your health. If something doesn’t sound right or you have questions, speak up! Yes, doctors are professionals, but they’re human, too. We all make mistakes. Last, support cancer research. It will only be through research that we will ever find answers to fight this disease that takes so many.

ABOUT KELLY RISSER:

Kelly Risser knew at a young age what she wanted to be when she grew up. Unfortunately, Fairytale Princess was not a lucrative career. Leaving the castle and wand behind, she entered the world of creative business writing where she worked in advertising, marketing, and training at various companies.

She's often found lamenting, "It's hard to write when there's so many good books to read!" So, when she's not immersed in the middle of someone else's fantasy world, she's busy creating one of her own. This world is introduced in her first novel, Never Forgotten. Never Forgotten, a YA/NA Fantasy, will be released by Clean Teen Publishing in the Summer of 2014.

Kelly lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children. They share their home with Clyde the Whoodle and a school of fish.

 


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Friday, June 27, 2014

Find out why readers love Dax! Flame is available now! Dax is back 2014!

NEW RELEASE in The Bionics Series by Alicia Michaels!

Available NOW! 
 


GET YOUR COPY TODAY FOR $2.99! 

War has come to the United States. It’s been brewing for years as the government and Military Police wage war on the outcasts known as the Bionics. It’s spilling out into the streets as the militant Rejects continue to wage war against the ‘inferior’ humans, the M.P.s are raiding neighborhoods and putting Bionics to death, and I am fighting alongside the Resistance to save our kind from extinction. To top it all off, the president has now declared martial law, and the rights of American citizens are being stripped away one by one.

Together, with the vigilante known as The Patriot, and my Resistance family, I am prepared to fight the impossible fight, to stand up for what’s right. From a single spark, our little rebellion has grown into a revolution, a roaring fire that will envelop the nation. At the same time, things in my personal life are finally turning around. I’m in love with a beautiful girl who loves me back, and we might have a shot at a real future … unless the enemy manages to snatch away from me everything that I hold dear.



THE BIONICS SERIES by Alicia Michaels

New Adult Dystopian Romance 
(Mature Content)
Published through: Crimson Tree Publishing
(The Adult Imprint of Clean teen Publishing.)


The year is 4010.



Nuclear war and the wasteful nature of humans have all but destroyed the United States. A new government regime rules the day with strict laws, rationed food, and careful control. When those injured in the nuclear blasts that rocked many of the nations largest cities are offered another chance by the Restoration Project, how could they refuse?



Little do they know that the robotic additions to their body will paint targets on their backs once the government decides that they are dangerous. At the forefront of the resistance is a girl with a bionic eye, Blythe Sol, who wants nothing more than to be a normal girl. Blythe has yet to realize that normal will never exist again for her, or anyone else.


The Revolution has begun...



The Bionics (Book 1) 

FREE

(New Adult or YA Mature) 



Most nineteen year-old girls are thinking about college, stretching the wings of newfound adulthood, and boys. Well, I’ll probably never go to college and all my dreams of the future are gone. I’ve been an adult for much longer than I should have been and my girlhood was stolen the minute the North Koreans dropped their nukes over the United States. As for boys … well, that’s pretty much out of the question now, too. My love life is too messy to even talk about.

I have nothing.

Except, maybe, my cause, my mission, The Resistance. It is the hope I have to cling to, I am counting on it to pave the way to my future. As things heat up and the terrorist sect known as The Rejects make themselves known opponents of society in this war, the choice to be on the side of good is harder than ever. My friends are broken; Olivia is a shell of her former self and Jenica is barely hanging on. Dax and Gage … well, we’re not talking about my love life, remember? 

The Rejects, the government, President Drummond; they are pressing in on us from all sides and the weight is tremendous. Still, when given the choice to crumble or stand, I’d rather stand. Times are dark, but we are here, a rebellion, a whisper in the dark, a spark that lights the flames of change.


Titanium (Book 2) 
(New Adult or YA Mature) 


Secrets (Book 3) 

(New Adult or YA Mature) 


NEW RELEASE:

SPARK (Book 4) 
(New Adult or YA Mature)


About Alicia Michaels:

Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. The mother of two and wife to an Army sergeant loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.