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Double Cover Reveals!!!

Published January 29, 2013 by crysbookreviews

The Space Between

Title: The Space Between

Author: Victoria H. Smith

Expected release date: April 2, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: New Adult

Cover Designer: Okay Creations; http://okaycreations.net/site/

Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description:

When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t.

Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.

Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together.

The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance.

 

 

About the author:

 

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

 

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.

 

 

Author Links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

 

The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

The Only Exception by Magan Vernon — April 9th, 2013
Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor son, Trey Chapman.

No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

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Magan Vernon
Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.
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How to Marry an Alien by Magan Vernon (My Alien Romance #3)

Published January 19, 2013 by crysbookreviews

How to Marry an Alien

Alex’s interstellar relationship has finally been sealed in the eyes of the human world, so now she can move on to her next step: college.

With Ace by her side and a new piece of jewelry on her finger, she thinks she is ready for anything. Well, almost anything.
Her new roommate holds a dangerous link to her past that Alex isn’t sure if she can handle. Then there is the whole alien fiancé thing. Every time she tries to get closer to Ace, he seems to pull further away. Top that off with a full summer class load and a few more alien attacks and it’s just another day for Alex.

Except this time she isn’t sure if marrying an alien will be the happy ending she’s hoping for. goodreads-badge-add-plus-1

I was waiting forever for this book to come out. There wasn’t a second that I didn’t love this book. I even asked Magan if there would HOPEFULLY be a 4th book on how Alex and Ace were after the wedding. There was somethings that I was not expecting to find out in the book and it made me sad when I heard that.

I love how Alex became friends with everyone, even people from the past that weren’t so nice to her. Of course there were some twists in their relationship and Alex was learning to be more herself and who she wants to be in this book then the other 2 which was great because every 18 year old goes through that.

Ace was as always a sweetheart, I loved how he was always there for Alex no matter what. I can honestly say that I loved his character. He had his moments of brooding but he was definitely one of the nicest male characters I have read in a really long time. Most of the time they are kind of jerks. Don’t get me wrong, I like them too but it was a nice change of pace.

I have read EVERY book by Magan so far and honestly I have loved every one of them. I hope for the 4th book but if that doesn’t happen, I am happy with how the story ended. Ace and Alex had a great love story that had it’s ups and downs like a normal relationship except the guy just so happened to be an alien from another planet, and not only that but royalty on that planet. I hope everyone reads these books and falls in love with the characters like I have.

 

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How to Break Up with an Alien by Magan Vernon (My Alien Romance #2)

Published January 2, 2013 by crysbookreviews

How to Break Up with an Alien

Face it, long distance relationships in high school are hard,
especially when the other one in the relationship is an alien.
Alex Bianchi may have survived an intergalactic battle, but that still doesn’t excuse her from her senior year of high school, or qualify her for any sort of scholarship. To make up for college tuition costs, she takes a job at a local coffee shop. If only coffee could solve all of her problems.

As Alex’s senior year progresses, everything changes and she can’t figure out if it is interstellar or if it is just time to break up with an alien.

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This is the second book in the series by Magan and it definitely didn’t disappoint. This time the issue between Ace and Alex is the time and distance away from each other. Not to mention that she gets in her mind that Ace is cheating on her. Which makes no sense to me but I know as a teen I had that same thought in my long distance relationship.

While at school, Alex gets a job at a local coffee shop and starts working with Simone. She and Simone hit it off and become friends right away. I thought everything was going to be okay but of course there were some twists in the book. Ace does everything he can to show her that he loves her and wants her. Of course it didn’t help that Alex’s “friend” was putting ideas in her head.

There was so much drama in this one. I know there were moments in this book that I either cried or teared up. Of course there were other moments where I laughed out loud. I really wanted them to have the happily ever after, that didn’t happen kinda. The book ended happily but it isn’t the last one in the series. I can’t wait for the next one to come.

I hope the next book is just as great as the first two have been.

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How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon (My Alien Romance #1)

Published January 2, 2013 by crysbookreviews

How to Date an Alien

Awkward teenage girl, Alex Bianchi, finds love when she takes an internship at Circe Operations Center.

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This was the first book that I read from Magan Vernon. Of it wasn’t the last one! I loved her alien story so much that I decided to give a chance to another author who had just released an alien book at that time, Jennifer L Armentrout. This book had so many characters that I really enjoyed. Of course I loved Alex the most.

I loved how nerdy she was and how fiery she could be. She was so funny about herself too, instead of taking things badly, she works through things. Okay most of the time, I mean she is a teen, I remember having my moments of irrationality at that age. She was very tough because even though she got thrown into a situation at Circe with her dad and the other interns, she was able to get through everything. And she made friends! I loved that she actually attempted to be the savior instead of the damsel in distress. She did have her moments where she was the damsel.

Ace was amazing because not only does he Alex a few times but he is willing to do anything to be with her. As long as Alex wants him of course. I thought he was an amazing character, he really cared about her and was actually really sweet. Most guys in YA books tend to be jerky but he was sweet, of course he had his own secrets. Which I won’t give away because it was well worth the read to find out about it.

I really don’t want to give too much away because this book was amazing, I have loved every book I have read by Magan, who I know via email is a sweetheart. I am really glad I found her books!

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How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon (My Alien Romance #1)

Published October 2, 2012 by crysbookreviews

High school senior Alex Bianchi’s estranged father gets her an internship at Circe Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn’t your typical military base. It’s an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they’re on the brink of intergalactic war? From Goodreads.

This was the VERY first book by Magan that I read and it got me hooked with her books!!! I loved how the government knew all about aliens and even employed them to help with issues around the world with other aliens. I actually read this book before I read the Lux books by Jennifer L Armentrout. This was the book that made me fall in love with the possibility of an alien/human relationship.

I loved how Ace treated Alex. He was always there to save her, whether it was from other aliens in the facility or his crazy mom. He cared so much about her and her feelings that he is willing to forego his own happiness to allow Alex to make her own decisions in who she wants to be with for the rest of her life. Especially since his mom takes away that decision from her. I get why people freaked out in the book about them being together. I am more of a “as long as they are happy together and treat each other right, I don’t care.”

The action was mainly at the end of the book. When Alex had to save Ace from his mom, who Alex finds out that he is a HUGE deal on his planet. But I loved the fact that she saved him instead of him saving her. Of course, it really was more of a mutual save. She went to save him, got caught, he got her out of her prison, then they both got caught.

Either way I really enjoyed it and liked that it was so different at the time it came out. I can’t wait to read the next book.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

 

 

Guest Post by Magan Vernon!!!

Published August 20, 2012 by crysbookreviews

Magan here, the author…obviously, to tell you some secrets of My Paper Heart.

Elsbury, Louisiana– Is it a real place? No, but it is rooted in something real. There is a sign between St. Louis and Lake of the Ozarks, MO that says “Elsberry Louisiana” and points to an exit. I actually thought the exit lead to a town in Missouri and thought “WOW, Louisiana IS SO CLOSE TO MISSOURI!” It turns out…it’s not. Those are both just towns in Missouri. But it did give me the idea for a name for the town Libby moves to. The extra ‘R’ was removed because I got tired of spell check telling me it was wrong and changed it and a ‘U” was added.

Libby Gentry– Libby’s real name is Elizabeth Grace Gentry, but when I first started this book her name was Olivia Grace Gentry. I ended up liking the name Olivia so much I gave it to my own daughter and with some of the scenes in the book (sexxxxxxxxx), I didn’t want to think of my own daughter in that way and promptly changed Libby’s name to Elizabeth.

Blaine Crabtree– Blaine’s name was a harder one. For a long time he was just “hot guy with blue eyes” and then I got a glimpse of Blaine Gabbert, former Mizzou quarterback. Talk about swoon worthy. I combined that with former Texas Tech player, Michael Crabtree, and College football added a whole new hottness to the novel.

Aunt Dee’s shop- Aunt Dee’s shop was originally a newspaper office and Libby writes an article that gets her back in to college. I can’t exactly pinpoint why I removed it from being a newspaper office, but one of the big reasons was because my in-laws own and run a newspaper in mid-Missouri and I learned quickly that there was a whole lot more to running a newspaper than I thought there was when I first wrote the book. Thus, Aunt Dee ended up with an antique shop and almost 10K was cute from the book…partly because it also wasn’t that exciting, I would have rather had more kissing scenes than newspaper office scenes.

The Ending- How can I say this without giving away spoilers? Originally, the ending was simple and *poof* Libby and Blaine were just in love and I neglected anything about Libby going back to school. That obviously doesn’t work because Libby failing out of college is a big point of the novel. Thus, the ending changed and it became a little less predictable and at one point I loved Blaine and at another I really just wanted someone to punch him. Maybe in the sequel someone can…

Thank you so much for having me here! I hope you and all your readers enjoy My Paper Heart

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There are worse things in life than failing out of college- such as having your
parents receive the letter that you’ve been kicked out.
Now to appease her
parents self-proclaimed sorority princess Libby Gentry is packing up her Prada
bag and heading to work for her great aunt’s antique shop in tiny Elsbury,
Louisiana. She’s pretty sure she can tackle the swamp and deal with her great
aunt and tom boy of a little cousin, but what she doesn’t know is if she can
handle the local town playboy, Blaine Crabtree.

As Libby’s feelings for
Blaine grow, so does her need for acceptance and all of the insecurities she has
kept inside are coming out. She may have survived the Louisiana swamp, but she
may not survive Blaine’s reluctance to say the ‘L’ word. When Blaine finally
commits to the three words Libby’s been waiting for, she only hopes they haven’t
come too late.
Available now for Amazon and wherever Ebooks are sold!
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Magan started out writing Olympic fan fiction and then transitioned into writing Young Adult and New Adult. Her debut novel, How to Date an Alien, is currently free wherever Ebooks are sold. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, who just happens to have the same birth date as the Olympic speed skater she used to write fan fiction about. Find her online at www.maganvernon.com

My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

Published July 11, 2012 by crysbookreviews

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My Paper Heart by Magan Vernon

There are worse things in life than failing out of college- such as having your parents receive the letter that you’ve been kicked out.
Now to appease her parents self-proclaimed sorority princess Libby Gentry is packing up her Prada bag and heading to work for her great aunt’s antique store in tiny Elsbury, Louisiana. She’s pretty sure she can tackle the swamp and deal with her great aunt and tom boy of a little cousin, but what she doesn’t know is if she can handle the local town playboy, Blaine Crabtree.

As Libby’s feelings for Blaine grow, so does her need for acceptance and all of the insecurities she has kept inside are coming out. She may have survived the Louisiana swamp, but she may not survive Blaine’s reluctance to say the ‘L’ word. When Blaine finally commits to the three words Libby’s been waiting for, she only hopes they haven’t come too late.

**This book does contain some mild language and sexual content. It is meant for upper YA readers**  From Goodreads.

I honestly wasn’t sure where the story was going to go. The first page explained how she got kicked out and eventually I fell in love with the whole story. I think Magan did an amazing job writing it. All the characters were very lovable and hate-able at the same time.

Now Libby at first seemed like a total princess that got almost whatever she wanted. I was like sorority girl, great. But honestly she was way more than that. She was insecure about a lot of things and I was glad that she came into her own as a person. I understand that she was picked on and bullied while growing up but I am glad that she realized that she wasn’t that person anymore.

Blaine was amazing and a pain in the butt at the same time. He made some massive mistakes but when he was sweet to Libby, I could literally feel myself swooning over him. He was such a Southern gentleman it was great. He was always there for her in the end no matter what mistake he made before.

Her family was amazing, I would have liked to have gotten to know more about Britt but she is a 15 year old girl and it was summer break, I wasn’t surprised that she basically came and went in scenes. I really liked how even though she had her moments that I didn’t like, she was always willing to help Libby.

I almost wish there would be a second book so I can find out what happens next for Libby and Blaine and everyone else. I know it would be amazing but I think this book is a stand alone.

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.