Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: UNBREAK ME by Lexi Ryan

We are so excited to have our first official Cover Reveal on our blog be from NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan. Her New Adult Romance, UNBREAK ME, is out May 27, 2013.


“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”

I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he’s marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to…

“If you shatter, I’ll find you…”

But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my fa├žade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his.

With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?

You want to read it now, don't you? I had to add it to my Goodreads after just the synopsis. Now just wait for the cover...*drumroll*


AUTHOR BIO New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and currently holds the title of assistant professor of English at her local community college. Lexi is a proud member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.

Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Welcome to The NAturals!

Hi there. *casually leans against the jukebox*

You know what I love about the Young Adult fiction category? The immediacy of the emotions. The urgency of everything. The freshness. It’s a time of awakenings, a world of first experiences. Everything is shiny and new and that is a beautiful thing.

Now take that main character and add a few years to her. Give her all the freedom she can handle. Move her into her own apartment and give her a crazy 9-5 job working for hippies. Or send her to college and unleash the biggest crush on her Professor.

This is New Adult. Young Adult UNLEASHED.  It’s still full of fresh, new experiences, but now they’re all dipped in freedom. No curfews. No parents waiting up for your character to come home, flashing the porch light and interrupting that hot kiss. No more No’s when she wants to go somewhere, do something!
She is a New Adult, out on her own for the first time, with all the freedom in the world –and a few more responsibilities. It’s one of the headiest, most exciting times in our lives, and up until recently, some people didn’t believe it needed to be a Thing. Some people still don’t.

We, The NAturals, call these people WRONG! NA is SO needed, SO wanted, and has already existed for some time. I, myself, have been writing NA since 2007, before I’d ever read a writing blog. Before I had anyone to talk to about it.  I WAS a NA when I started writing it! Now that Publisher’s Marketplace has gotten behind us, people in the industry who may have rejected it as un-sellable are now making grabby raccoon hands at our manuscripts.

This is fabulous. Not because we can start writing it. But because we’ve always BEEN writing it, and finally people are recognizing it.

Side note, New Adult is NOT just YA with graphic sex. I’ve ranted about that at length HERE, and won’t repeat it here. If you’re curious, go read.

Self-published, traditional published, we are here, we are writing it, and we are here for you no matter your journey, or experience.

Who are we? I’m glad you asked.

Our bios are just to the side for more detailed information on each of us, the women behind the curtain.  Our names are Sophia Bleu, Laurelin Paige, Melanie Harlow, Lucy Stark, and Tamara Mataya.

We have some pretty cool features planned for this blog, but rather than inundate you with what they are now, we’re going to get fresh with you. Think of us as sort of like a way more fun pub(lishing) crawl centered on NA.

NA is ALL about surprises, and staying on your toes.

NA. All the cool kids are doing it.

Why not do it with us?


Tamara Mataya
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