~What's Happening at Ramblings of a Daydreamer~
*The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Blitz ~ 2 giveaways (ends Dec 1)
*Indie Authors Give Thanks ~ goodies from 15 authors (US, ends Nov 27)
*Historic Fiction Reading Challenge participants: link-up November reviews

Monday, November 17, 2014

Book Blitz + Giveaway ~ The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


Welcome to the book blitz for my Christmas novella, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A huge thank-you to the lovely bloggers who are helping me spread the word about this book, which is very close to my heart for many reasons.


 

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? At least that’s what twenty-year-old Ginny Bailey’s grandmother always told her, and Ginny believed it until Grama died. She even put on a brave face the following two Christmases, carrying on Grama’s traditions and decorating her house and café with Grama’s favorite decorations.

But Ginny can’t pretend any longer. When she finds out she’s going to be alone for the holidays this year, her Christmas spirit goes out the window, along with her luck. Everything that can go wrong does, and Ginny just wants to spend the holidays hiding under the covers...until Dean Riley comes back into her life. With a shared past, old feelings begin to resurface almost immediately, and Ginny thinks Dean might just be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for to help her remember why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.

Buy The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for just 99 cents


~GIVEAWAY~ 
From Jessica: An amazing prize pack of goodies, including an adorable snowman mug, Kahlua-flavoured coffee, a chocolate cookie bar, and mini bookmarks from Marie’s Angel Island series ~ open US/CAN

From me: Don’t worry international friends, you’re not being left out! 1 international entrant will win a $5 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Indie Authors Give Thanks Giveaway

November has a reputation for pumpkin, crisp leaves, mustaches, and gratitude. Stop in your local Trader Joe's and you'll find pumpkin galore. Step outside, leaves! The mustaches, well, that has to do with men's health so ask a dude to fill you in. As for the gratitude, this group of Indie Authors wants to say a warm thank you to all the readers who've read our novels, left reviews, and offered support along the way. 

As a token of our appreciation, we're offering 4 huge prize packs to 4 random winners. The first one includes some great novels and goodies by Young Adult Indie Authors. The remaining three prize packs offer loads of books and swag from New Adult Indies. There are signed paperbacks, complete series', ebooks, ARCs, eARCs, bookmarks, swag, and more! Check out all the details below, and get ready to curl up with some great reads!

Prize Pack #1 // Young Adult

After the Storm (ebook) by Marie Landry
The BirthRite Series (ebooks) by Brandi Leigh Hall


Motocross Me by Cheyanne Young (signed paperback & includes free audio download)
Understudy by Cheyanne Young (signed paperback & includes free audio download)
Somewhere only we Know by Cheyanne Young (signed paperback & includes free audio download) along with some swag!
Snapshots (ebook) by Patricia Lynne
Being Human (ebook) by Patricia Lynne


Prize Pack #2 // New Adult
Hysteriata (ebook) by D.A. Botta
Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis
The Complete Elsker Saga (ebooks) by S.T. Bende:
Tur, Elsker, Endre, Tro
To the Sea by Deirdre Riordan Hall
In the Desert by Deirdre Riordan Hall
On the Mountain by Deirdre Riordan Hall & some of this swag from each book, including the 3 necklaces & other goodies!

Prize Pack #3 // New Adult 
Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis 
A Little like Fate Boxset: A Little like Fate, A Little like Love & A Little like Destiny by Cheyanne Young 
The complete Elyzian Chronicles (paperbacks): Hysteriata, Sinfluence & Sycamortem  by D.A. Botta 
As you Turn Away (ebook) by Molli Moran 



One Song Away (eARC 12.1.14) by Molli Moran plus Swag!
The Maenad of Manhattan by Liz Meldon


Prize Pack #4 // New Adult
 In Between Seasons by Cassandra Giovanni
Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis
Real Eyes (11.11.14) by Amy Evans
Irish Cream cocoa and a Fire of Stars & Dragons inspired mug courtesy of Jen Streck & Melissa A. Petreshock
Fire of Stars and Dragons (ebook) by Melissa A. Petreshock
Postcards from Asgard (eARC 11.27.14) by Amalia Dillin 
Hysteriata (ebook) by D.A. Botta 
The Triple R Series (ebooks) Run to Love, Rest, my Love & Ride my Love by Jules Dixon


Pretty excellent for winter reading, huh? 
Please enter below & tell your friends! Thank you for reading with us and supporting Indie Authors!
*Apologies to our international friends, but this giveaway is for US residents only. 

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An extra thank you for your support and writer hugs to the authors who contributed to this giveaway.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TAKE THEM BY STORM Cover Reveal

Today is the official cover reveal day for my 6th book, Take Them by Storm! I'm really excited to share the cover with you guys. Take Them by Storm is the third book in the Angel Island companion series. 

Let's get on with the reveal and then I'll tell you a bit about the book and the series!

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Sadie Fitzgerald has always been different, and not just because she makes her own clothes and would rather stay home watching Doctor Who than party with kids her age. When it’s time to leave Angel Island for college, Sadie is eager to put her old life behind her. Small-minded people and rumors have plagued her for years, but with the love of her adoptive family, the O’Dells, Sadie has learned to embrace who she is. Now she’s not afraid to admit the rumors about her are true: she’s gay.

For the first time in her life, Sadie feels free to be herself. She dives into college life and begins volunteering at the local LGBT center, where she discovers her small-town upbringing left holes in her education about life outside Angel Island.

The world is a bigger and more accepting place than Sadie ever imagined. She’s finally found where she belongs, but with the reappearance of someone from her past, an unexpected new friendship, and a chance at love, Sadie soon realizes she still has a lot to learn about life, friendship, and love

Pre-order Take Them by Storm on Amazon US ~ Amazon CAN ~ Amazon UK
*Pre-order information coming soon for Kobo and Barnes & Noble*


Since the first two Angel Island books have a lone girl on the cover, I decided to stick with that theme for this book. I searched for ages for the perfect image, and when I saw this one, I knew it was it. The outfit the girl is wearing is almost the exact same as an outfit Sadie wears in After the Storm. From the tutu to the shoes to the way she's sitting, she's just perfect. I also love the suitcases, since Sadie moves at the beginning of the book to start college. I know it's not your typical New Adult cover, but I kind of love it even more because of that. What do you think?


Waiting for the Storm ~ GoodReads, Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Smashwords
After the Storm ~ GoodReads, Amazon, Kobo, B&N, Smashwords

To stay up to date with information about Take Them by Storm and my other books, subscribe to the blog (right sidebar), like my Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter. I post teasers every Tuesday, and I always share book news, promos, sales, and events, plus I'll be doing ARC giveaways soon!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon!

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon

I was so excited when I saw that Kimberly from Caffeinated Book Reviews and Jennifer from Book Shelfery were hosting the Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon again this year! It was a lot of fun last year, and it's great way to get in the holiday spirit. 

The books I hope to read during the read-a-thon:
 Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland
Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright

I own these two, so that's why I chose them, but I'll sure I'll discover a bunch of new wintery and Christmassy books in the next few days, and I might end up bumping them up on my list and reading them during the read-a-thon. 

I'll be updating this post throughout the read-a-thon.

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WARNING: Shameless self-promotion in 3...2...1... ;-)

If you're looking for something extra to read during the read-a-thon or later this holiday season, I happen to have a Christmas novella called The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and it's just 99 cents!

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? At least that’s what twenty-year-old Ginny Bailey’s grandmother always told her, and Ginny believed it until Grama died. She even put on a brave face the following two Christmases, carrying on Grama’s traditions and decorating her house and café with Grama’s favorite decorations.
But Ginny can’t pretend any longer. When she finds out she’s going to be alone for the holidays this year, her Christmas spirit goes out the window, along with her luck. Everything that can go wrong does, and Ginny just wants to spend the holidays hiding under the covers...until Dean Riley comes back into her life. With a shared past, old feelings begin to resurface almost immediately, and Ginny thinks Dean might just be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for to help her remember why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.


Are you participating in the read-a-thon? What books are you hoping to read? I'll be tweeting my progress (@SweetMarie83) and looking for other read-a-thon participants on Twitter, so don't hesitate to say hi. Also feel free to link me to your goal post and I'll be sure to visit you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Little Link Soup!


Hi guys! 

I have a lot going on lately and I've been sharing a bunch of links here and on Twitter, so I thought I'd post them all in one place.  

Quick and dirty
For those of you who just want links and don't want to read everything (haha)

My 6th book, Take Them by Storm comes out on January 6th and I'm slowly working away at promoting it. The cover reveal is next Tuesday (November 11th) and the sign-ups went up yesterday. If you'd like to help with the cover reveal, Nereyda at YA Bound Book Tours is hosting it, and you can sign up here. I'm hoping to have a pre-order link to at least Amazon by the cover reveal date, and then Kobo and Barnes & Noble to follow soon after. YA Bound Book Tours will also be hosting a blitz the week of January 5th, so be sure to keep an eye out for sign-ups for that.

Speaking of blitzes, my friend Jessica Sankiewicz and I are hosting a blitz for my Christmas novella, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. It will run from November 17th-19th. You can sign up for that here. If you'd like a free review copy, you can find information about that here


I have an amazing giveaway for a prize pack of goodies from Lilly Avalon to celebrate the release of her latest novella, More Than Words. You can enter to win that here (it's open internationally!).





Tuesday, November 4, 2014

#TeaserTuesday ~ It's almost THE GAME CHANGER's 2nd birthday!

Welcome to this week's Teaser Tuesday! I almost always post a teaser on my Facebook fan page on Tuesdays, but I decided to start posting them on my blog, too.

Next week is the second anniversary of the publication of THE GAME CHANGER, my sophomore novel. I can't believe my little book baby has been out in the world for two whole years! Melody and Julian (and Olivia and Ava) have a very special place in my heart. So special, in fact, that THE GAME CHANGER isn't the only book they'll be appearing in...*zips lips* ;-)

Here's a bit about the book before I share the teaser:

Melody Cartwright has never had a problem with change, but for the first time in her life the changes are beyond her control—she suddenly has a niece she never knew, but has to prove herself to; her best friend is making huge life changes of her own; and she has to deal with her ex and his crazy new girlfriend who has stalker tendencies. 
 
When Melody meets confident, sexy Julian, she’s not interested in a relationship. He tells her it’s possible for a man and a woman to just be friends, and despite his ultra-charming ways there’s something about him that makes Melody believe he could be right.

During a time of change and turmoil, it doesn’t take long for Julian to become everything Melody never knew she needed in her life. But is it possible for them to remain ‘just friends’ or will Melody be a game changer for Julian the playboy?
 

I think if you click the image it'll expand it to its original size...I'm bad at this stuff lol. If you can't read it but want to, check my FB page for this same teaser today ;-)

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Book Blitz Sign-Up


Jessica Sankiewicz and I are organizing a book blitz for my New Adult holiday novella, THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. The blitz will run from November 17th-19th. 

Love holiday books, and want to help spread the word about this one? We’d be grateful for your help!

First, here’s a bit about the book:



Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, right? At least that’s what twenty-year-old Ginny Bailey’s grandmother always told her, and Ginny believed it until Grama died. She even put on a brave face the following two Christmases, carrying on Grama’s traditions and decorating her house and café with Grama’s favorite decorations.

But Ginny can’t pretend any longer. When she finds out she’s going to be alone for the holidays this year, her Christmas spirit goes out the window, along with her luck. Everything that can go wrong does, and Ginny just wants to spend the holidays hiding under the covers...until Dean Riley comes back into her life. With a shared past, old feelings begin to resurface almost immediately, and Ginny thinks Dean might just be the Christmas miracle she’s been waiting for to help her remember why Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.
Want to be part of the blitz? You can sign up here.

All participants will receive everything they need the weekend before the blitz begins. An HTML-ready post will be provided for those who want to put their post together quickly, but all information will also be attached for those who prefer to create personalized posts.

If you already have something scheduled on your blog between the 17th and 19th but still want to participate in the blitz, feel free to sign up - the blitz doesn't have to be the first post of the day. Jessica has an amazing giveaway planned, and I'm going to try to come up with something fun as well. Blitz participants will get an extra entry, so keep that in mind! ;-)

Are you a reviewer who’s interested in receiving a free copy of THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR in exchange for an honest review? If you’re able to post your review by December 25th, 2014, and you’re willing to post your review in multiple places (blog, GoodReads, Amazon, and/or Barnes & Noble), sign up for a review copy here.

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