Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SILVER HEART - Release Day Sale!


 Silver Heart is live on Amazon!

You can buy it for your Kindle by clicking on the picture below.

(It will currently only be available as an e-book.)

Silver Heart is a book about overcoming uncertainties and learning from past mistakes. The story is very dear to my heart, and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you.

The things that Dylan has to face—problems with her family, question about her future, fear of surrendering to love—resonate deeply with me.

They’re real issues that so many of us go through. I’m humbled to hear my readers say that some of the subject matter in the story touched them as it pertained to their lives, and that they understood, rooted for, and loved Dylan. Just like most human beings, she’s not perfect. However, due to her upbringing, she has spent most of her life trying to be. This need for perfection is eating away at her happiness, but breaking the habit of always trying to please others (especially one's parents) isn't easy.

Silver Heart and its characters are rooted in realism. Many New Adults and Adults will have to/have had to make realistic, albeit tough decisions regarding their futures, families, and love at one point or another. My goal was to capture an authentic portrayal of that turbulent moment in our lives when we tend to question our life choices and the future.

Of course, I also had to add in some fun times and sexiness. ;)

I'd like to think that Dylan/Silver and Sawyer could actually be real people, existing out there in the world. I truly hope that they'll also manage to claim your hearts (last use of the word heart, I promise!)

From the bottom of my hea—uhh, stomach—I wish to thank you for your support.

Silver Heart will be on a release special for $0.99 until the end of the week!

Please help spread the word! After that, the price goes up to a hundred adorable little puppies.

Here are some things you can’t buy for $0.99:
Snowboarding lessons from a sexy guy
A week-long getaway to Whistler
Cherries and/or Sushi
Pandas (not even the stuffed one!)
A box of lime popsicles

Here are some things you CAN buy for $0.99
Silver Heart
One lime popsicle (Sawyer may have you craving one as you read!)

Please note that this New Adult novel contains some mature subject matter, including strong language and sexual situations that may not be suitable for all readers. Reader/buyer discretion is advised.

Monday, July 29, 2013

SILVER HEART - Bonus Scene Teaser & News


I'm nervously awaiting the release of Silver Heart so that I can share the love with you guys!

And, if my email messages are any indication, so are you!

Which makes me very excited.

And extremely nervous.

But mostly excited.

I've been receiving some wonderful feedback from bloggers who had signed up for Beta reads and ARCs, which makes me—you guessed it—even more excited! I'm basically a ball of quivering nerves.

And unlike Dylan (that lucky girl!), my excitement has nothing to do with Sawyer. Don't worry, you guys do come in a very close second to him. ;)

I've had final word on when you should be able to purchase the book: July 30th, 2013!

Since I made you wait longer than originally planned for the release, instead of sitting around and biting my nails and drinking lots of coffee and eating tons of chocolate, I decided to write in a bonus sexy scene—one that wasn't even in the ARCs! (I did eat tons of chocolate while I did this, though...)

Here is a tiny teaser (if you've read the ARC you'll know where it fits): 

“Another skirt,” he murmured, edging his way under the fabric. “I like it. But these stockings gotta go. Unless you want me to rip them off again.”

I kind of did. But I obeyed his request and helped him remove them. Once they were off, I slipped my feet back into my boots and off the cold floor.

Sawyer’s eyes drank in my bare legs as he treated me to a sultry smile. “Much better.” Sinking on the bench behind him, he reached out to grab my waist. “Come here.”

“You’re quite demanding today,” I said, slightly surprised by the intensity in his voice.

Not that I was complaining. Sawyer’s impatient hunger for me was more than a turn-on.

“We have five minutes before you send me packing, Silver,” he warned. “The more time we waste, the less time I’ll have to do this…”

His right hand drifted down my hip to the inside of my thigh. Scaling up my heated skin, he looped one finger through the bottom of my panties and pulled me closer.

The End - Well, for now...;)

Who wants a snowboarding lesson from Sawyer?! Tweet @vg_writes with the hashtag #SexySnowboarderSawyer and tell me why! I'll pick one random Tweet to win an Amazon copy of Silver Heart the moment it's live!

As always, thank you for your patience and support! Make sure to sign up for the release email HERE and you'll get a personal email from me with the buy link the second it's available!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

SILVER HEART - Unpublication Party and Giveaway!



 
 
I'm here with a great team of friends, celebrating the "not-yet-publication" of Silver Heart.

July 30th, guys. July 30th.

There was an issue with the Amazon file and we're working on fixing and re-uploading now. After all, I want you to get the perfect first impression of Dylan (Silver) and Sawyer.  I'm so, so excited for you to meet them and read the story!

So while I'm torturing you with the wait, I thought I'd make it even more exhilarating by teasing you a little (but also giving you a chance to be one of the first to read the book with a tiny giveaway)!

“It wasn’t your fault. It was that damn tree,” He smiled down at me. “Want me to throw some more things at it?”

I dug my face into his hoodie and groaned. “How many times have we tried this before? I’ll never get down a single hill without falling.”

He tapped my head with his finger. “Because you’re thinking too hard. You’re worrying about being perfect and you’re forgetting to enjoy yourself.”

“And how do you suggest I enjoy myself?” I sat up and dug my hands into the snow, crushing the cold ice shards between my fingers.

Sawyer propped himself up and slid behind me, capturing my hips between his thighs. Placing his arms around my waist, he pulled me flush against his body into an embrace from behind. We stayed in that position for a while, him with his chin resting on my shoulder as I drowned in his familiar scent. I may have been pissed at the snow, but I loved Sawyer’s wintry smell. Closing my eyes, I inhaled it, immediately feeling a warm sense of comfort spread through my body.

“Do you like snowboarding?” he murmured into my ear. His warm breath washed over me, melting my insides.

Leaning deeper into him, I rested the back of my head against his chest and nodded. “I do,” I replied honestly.

He slowly unzipped my jacket and guided it down my shoulders. Sliding my hair to one side, he pressed his mouth to my neck. “What do you like about it?” he asked as his teeth grazed my skin. The shock of the cold air mixing with his heat caused me to shiver.

“It’s…challenging,” I whispered, inhaling sharply as his warm lips sucked on my pulse.

“What else?” With his mouth still firmly on my neck, his fingers slid down to my front, toying with the heavy-duty zipper of my snow pants.

“It’s something I don’t get right away.” My voice was low and hoarse in response to his touch. “I guess that makes me want to conquer it.”

“You’re a warrior, Silver. Always have been.” As his lips claimed the side of my jaw, my hips instinctively pushed forward, nudging his hand on.

His chest shook as he let out a small chuckle. “I need to hear more before I go any further.” Despite his words, his fingers slid under the waistband of my pants in a playful tease, making me ache for his touch.

“I also like the freedom it represents,” I added, pushing my back deeper into him. “And I love…” I reminded myself to breathe. “I love that it’s connected to you, Sawyer. That’s my favorite thing about snowboarding.”

Who wants a snowboarding lesson from Sawyer?! Tweet @vg_writes with the hashtag #SexySnowboarderSawyer and tell me why! I'll pick one random Tweet to win an Amazon copy of Silver Heart the moment it's live!

Thank you for your patience and support! Make sure to sign up for the release email in the sidebar!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SILVER HEART - Release Info

 

I'm so excited to be able to share SILVER HEART with you guys!

Since the Amazon link seems to be taking a while to pop up, feel free to sign up for the release email (link to the form is in the sidebar). I will make sure you're notified the moment it's live!

I'll let the bloggers do the cover reveal - and will eventually do a post on all the drama involved in its making - but as we wait for the book to go live on Amazon, I wanted to tell you a little about the story beyond the synopsis that has already been posted.

“Silver Heart” is a sweet, sexy New Adult story about second chances, unspoken words, and figuring out your path in life. It is a tale about love that develops over a span of one week, though its roots have sprouted an entire decade before.

It is a complete, standalone tale (75 000 words, but an extremely fast read). No cliffhanger ending. It is currently only available as an e-book through Amazon.

Just a warning: this is not a wild, dramatic tale. Don’t except soap opera twists or supernatural beings.
It is a simple moment in time between two long-lost friends who have always wanted more. Just a guy, a girl, and some old memories rekindled by new feelings.

These characters don’t have life all figured out.
After all, who does? 

This is fiction that borrows from real life experience.
Except not all of us have the courage to voice our unspoken love.

I wanted to change things up a bit, so Sawyer isn’t your typical NA bad boy.
He’s pretty good. In bed. (Okay, that one wrote itself. Sorry!)

There's also lots of sexy snowboarding. And other things in the snow...;)
Because our literary world needs more sexy snowboarders! Am I right?!

Happy reading! I hope that you enjoy it! You can Tweet me @VG_Writes with your thoughts. I have been receiving some hilarious reader reactions over the past week and am planning to do a funny highlight reel blog post soon.

Also, expect a silver heart themed giveaway next week to celebrate the release!

A big hug to every single blogger who has beta read the book, signed up for the cover reveal, and helped spread the word about Silver and Sawyer! <3

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SILVER HEART - Synopsis

I'm a speedy writer. Balancing a YA and NA life means that I'm always working on something. Yes, I forget to eat and sleep and survive on chocolate and green tea for weeks at a time, but I rarely suffer from writer's block. What I do suffer from is synopsis block (that should be deemed a very serious medical term, imo). It takes me almost the same amount of time to write a synopsis for a book as it does the entire manuscript! I wish I was kidding.

How can such a simple thing be so difficult? I guess it's all about finding the perfect balance: saying enough to intrigue the reader, but not revealing too much. Making the audience want to buy the book, without sounding like a used car saleswoman. All in all, I'd rather busy myself with writing kissing scenes. But a good synopsis is a must as it is the first time the reader meets the characters and gets an impression of the story.

Soo...how did I do? Do you guys like the synopsis of "Silver Heart"? Let me know what you think!


 
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when they must decide which road leads to personal happiness. For Dylan Silver, this is that moment…

For the past twenty-two-years, Dylan has been living in her parents' carefully crafted world, always putting her own dreams on hold to play the role of a dutiful daughter.

So when her best friend coaxes her into a winter getaway to a mountain cabin, she sees it as a chance to forget about the responsibilities waiting for her at home. At least for a little while.

But then her past catches up to her—in the form of sexy snowboarder, Sawyer Carter.

Six years ago, Dylan bid goodbye to the only boy she ever truly loved. Now he's standing right in front of her, bringing up bittersweet memories and igniting suppressed desires as he dares her to be the person she has always wanted to be.

Dylan and Sawyer’s unexpected meeting is a second chance, but will a girl who doesn't believe in fate and taking risks be able to overcome her fears of losing control and finally embrace the life she desperately wants?

Only one thing is certain: after a week in Whistler, Dylan's world will never be the same.
Who said hot sporty guys don't read?