Friday, February 27, 2015

Official DRAWN Cover Reveal!!

Drawn
Release Date: 06/08/15
Evernight Teen
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Summary from Goodreads:
Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.



About the Author
Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly "walked-on" to the best drum line in the CIAA. And, without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers. As a participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, he was blessed to be mentored by Suzanne Morgan Williams, 2012 SCBWI member of the year.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Evernight Teen Birthday Blog Hop!

 Evernight Teen


Happy Birthday to EVERNIGHT TEEN!

EVERNIGHT TEEN turns two this month and we’re having a huge party to celebrate! It may be EVERNIGHT TEEN’s birthday, but YOU get the presents. So, grab a piece of cake, hop from blog-to-blog and discover EVERNIGHT TEEN!

Be sure to visit every stop on the hop and answer each question. The more you blogs you hop, the more chances to win the GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini sponsored by EVERNIGHT TEEN (one entry per blog). Plus, hop each blog for a host of other fabulous prizes.

Have your TBR list handy because we have lots of new titles for you to add, including my featured book…

DRAWN

Cover Coming Soon

Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah’s life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah’s father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron’s convinced there’s more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah’s now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life’s soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.
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For more info on me, please visit my website: www.csledbetter.com


Thanks so much for visiting me. I wanted to give you a little something special and hopefully different. 
I'm offering you a peek into the playlist that informed and influenced much of DRAWN, the writing and story at different points as I wrote it.


Taylor Swift ~ You Belong With Me



Katy Perry ~ Teenage Dream


Selena Gomez ~ The Heart Wants What It Wants



Jordin Sparks ~ One Step At A Time


Katy Perry ~ Wide Awake


John Legend/ Lindsey Sterling ~ All Of Me


I hope you enjoyed a peek into my playlist.

Enter for a chance to win a $10 Barnes and Noble Gift Card. To enter, you must LIKE my Facebook Page AND you must ADD my book DRAWN to your TBR pile on Goodreads between January 12th and  January 18th. You must do BOTH to be entered for my prize. 

If you have already/ previously *Added and/ or Liked* have no fear. I Will Have Moar Contests with even BIGGER prizes!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisLedbetter.Author
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23842764-drawn

Now for the BIG prize!!!
Enter for a chance to win EVERNIGHT TEEN’s GRAND PRIZE of an iPad Mini by answering this question in the comments (be sure to include your email address to be eligible to win):

Who is your favorite historical artist?



The birthday blog hop continues here: Be sure to click to the next author on this Blog Hop: Denise Jaden-  http://denisejaden.blogspot.com/
or head back to the original EVERNIGHT TEEN BLOG HOP post.



THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY!
YOU ARE MY PEOPLE!





Monday, December 15, 2014

Chris Ledbetter, Author Page-Website #LIKE2WIN Contest


I am Chris Ledbetter, Young Adult fiction author of soon to be published DRAWN. Thanks for joining me for the DOUBLE Unveiling!! My Facebook Author Fan Page and my new website both go live TODAY!



Click HERE to visit my Facebook Page for the #LIKE2WIN Unveiling Party Contest rules and regs.


And then visit my shiny website WWW.CSLEDBETTER.COM


Stop back by and tell me what you think of the site down in the comments. You can even bookmark it and share it if you like.

BONUS!!
My YA novel DRAWN is *LIVE* on Goodreads. Click Here to add it to your TBR list.


Thanks again for stopping by. Stay tuned for further updates.

YOU ARE MY PEOPLE!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Jacqueline Garlick's NOIR *gasp* *swoon*

HOLY STEAMPUNK!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! LOOK AT THIS COVER!!!
Presenting Jacqueline Garlick's NOIR, Book Two in the Illumination Paradox Series.


Blurb:
With Urlick (Babbit) imprisoned, awaiting execution for the alleged murder of Professor Smrt, Eyelet (Elsworth) must find her way back through the criminal infested woods, among the blood-thirsty Infirmed, to the forbidden city of Brethren, in time to free him from his fate.
With the help of Crazy Legs, Eyelet overthrows a travelling freak show train on its way into Brethren, planning to use the train to distract the city long enough to free Urlick. Just as they think their luck is about to hold, Eyelet is lured astray by an image from her past. Entering an abandoned factory at the city's edge, she unearths a series of ungodly secrets, and soon finds herself imprisoned.
With Urlick locked away in the Stone Jug and Eyelet on her way to MadHouse Brink, will C.L. be able to spring both loose in time to save the day? Or will he too, fall prey to the torturous mind of Brethren's newest Ruler—who is, in fact, a self-appointed heir to the throne.
It appears there is an heir that’s been overlooked. An heir the new ruler is determined to keep secret.


Your can find Jacqueline Garlick here:
http://jacquelinegarlick.com/
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OMG!! That cover, though... I can't even...
 Not only that, but Book 1: Lumière was also ahhhmayzing!! Fast paced. Gripping.
 Lumiere

Go buy Lumière so you can be caught up on the story... and then go Pre-Order Noir!! Click below... NOW!
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I cannot wait for this one. Happy Reading.






Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL: "Claiming Serenity" by Eden Butler

Title: Claiming Serenity (Seeking Serenity, #3)
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: December 22, 2014
Cover Designed by: Steven Novak @ Novak Illustration
Synopsis

She left glitter in his AC vents. He put green dye in her conditioner.

She buttered his bathroom floor, and he kidnapped her precious puppy.

Layla Mullens hates Donovan Donley. His crude language, his wide shoulders, his crystal blue eyes…she hates that she can’t stop herself. 
From kissing him or landing in his bed.

And Donovan Donley wants nothing more than to knock Layla off her princess pedestal. He hates her stuck up attitude and her soft, tempting lips. He especially hates that her father is his coach. 

But he’s fine with their arrangement—act horrible to each other during the day, attack each other naked at night. It works. 

But one night changes everything. When Layla doesn’t show, and Donovan’s cold bed stays empty, the lies he tells himself to keep Layla out of his mind aren’t enough to keep him from missing her. And needing her. Something he promised himself would never happen.

The white flags in their prank war have been lowered but their high stakes battle has just begun.

★ Grab books 1 - 2 of the Seeking Serenity series ★

★ About Eden ★
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football. 

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana. 

Please send help.


★ Giveaway ★
Eden is offering up the following prizes! 

★ (1) Signed set of Chasing Serenity, Behind the Pitch, Finding Serenity & Claiming Serenity (US only). ★ 
★ (1) $20 gift card for either Amazon or B&N. Winner's choice. (Intl) ★ 
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