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New Year, New Reads

Welcome to 2017! To celebrate the new year, I’m part of a promotion with 24 other authors to help you kick-start your reading list in 2017.

It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is follow this link – http://www.edensummers.com/newyearnewreads.html – There, you’ll be asked to sign up for some author newsletters to claim your free read. There are 25 free books in total, including In the Wind from me (which I hope most of you have read, but if you haven’t, now’s your chance.)

This offer only lasts until January 15, so please take advantage of it while you can.

I’ll be back in a few days with the cover reveal for Played.

What!?! Did you read that right??

Yes! Played is almost here, so keep your eyes peeled!

Lilliana xoxox

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Partners is now LIVE!!! #newrelease

Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1oL2uMZ
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00O7VLJYE
Amazon AU – http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B00O7VLJYE

iBooks http://bit.ly/1nxFnVp

B&N – http://bit.ly/1s5vEML
kobo – http://bit.ly/1uTmJz5

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~Chloe~

Rules are made to be broken…

That’s what they say but I used to follow the rules. I used to have pride, honour, and obedience. I was raised to believe that in the world in which I lived, money and power ruled, and everyone made sacrifices. I knew my priorities. Family first. The company second. And what I wanted a very distant third.

I followed the rules, but couldn’t have known that obedience would ultimately cause betrayal. On many fronts.

My father was framed, and I’ll do whatever it takes to put the right man behind bars.

My name is Chloe Donovan, and I’m going to make things right. But to do that, I need to break the law, and I can’t do it on my own. I need help. The problem is, the only person capable of helping, hates me. I don’t blame him. I promised him the world and then I ran away…

~Aiden~

I used to follow the rules. Until Chloe Donovan. She was my boss’s daughter. I shouldn’t have touched her. But I did. Three years ago, she came into my life, consuming it. Consuming me. I needed her. She betrayed me, as did her father. Lies and deception. Never again.

Chloe was the worst mistake I ever made. She’s temptation and destruction wrapped in a beautiful package. But, my blood doesn’t really fill my brain when I’m around her…

Now, she’s back, declaring her innocence and once again, ensnaring me with her magnetism, her beauty, her allure. I should say no.

But Chloe Donovan owns me. I still want her. Her draw may be the death of me.

***

AND, what would a new release be without a giveaway to go with it?

Head on over to my Facebook page and follow the instructions on this post – http://on.fb.me/ZAIztH – to enter for your chance to win some awesome Partners related swag and a signed copy of the book!

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Less than a week until Partners releases!

FIRST – for those of you who are just here looking for preorder links, here they are –

iBooks http://bit.ly/1nxFnVp
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1oL2uMZ
B&N – http://bit.ly/1s5vEML
kobo – http://bit.ly/1uTmJz5

Ok, now the business end is taken care of, lets get down to the pre-release chat that I normally do on youtube, but I’m pumped for time right now, so I’m going to blog to you all instead! 😉

Partners releases on the 13th! Eeep! I’m so nervous! A new series always has me freaking out as I’m never sure how well it’s going to be received. Sometimes, I release and readers start talking and recommending, then the book starts to gain some traction in the sea of endless releases. Then other times, I release to a fairly muted fanfare that includes only my most loyal and established readers. Whichever way it goes, I just want to take a moment, in the quiet before the release storm, to say thank you to everyone who stands by and eagerly awaits any of my releases. I can’t tell you what it means to know that you’re out there. So mwah! Great love to you!!!

Anyway,  if you’re into swag, I’m giving away some Partners themed swag on my Facebook page as we countdown to release. There’ll be a new teaser image going up there everyday, so if you’d like to enter, please do so. Or, if you’d just like to check out the teasers, then head on over for that too – there’s some pretty schmexy looking ones on there (if I do say so myself 😉 )

Here’s the latest one. I just love Aiden Price *fans self*

Nice teaser, right? I love a nice set abs to go with a dominant male quote. Yum!

See you all again on the 13th when this bad boy releases into the world!

 

iBooks http://bit.ly/1nxFnVp
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1oL2uMZ
B&N – http://bit.ly/1s5vEML
kobo – http://bit.ly/1uTmJz5

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A Beautiful Melody – Excerpt (Prologue) + my 3000 likes Giveaway!

I know, I know – I kinda suck. Why? Because I promised this chapter over the weekend, and I totally spaced on it. My excuse is, that I have a cold and I was busy doing a read through before Melody got sent off for editing – please forgive me! 😉

Anyway! Something else also happened over the weekend as well – I announced the prizes for my 3000 likes on Facebook Giveaway. One lucky person will get a $50 gift voucher to a store of their choice (as long as I can purchase it online of course) and a package from me with some signed book swag in it.

To enter, VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE HERE

And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for (drum roll please!) –

A Beautiful Melody – Prologue 

Prologue

Five years ago…

Naomi

“Where did you get that?” I ask Erica as she passes a bottle of Bacardi Rum to Stephanie.

“I swiped it from my Dad,” explains Amy as she takes it off Steph, takes a swig and hands it to me.

I tip the bottle back and almost choke as the clear liquid burns my throat and makes my eyes water.

“Holy shit!” I splutter. “That stuff is horrible.”

“Well it’s just a little liquid courage. We need to go in there and act like we belong,” Erica explains.

“Yeah, don’t you want to see Marcus playing in his band?” teases Stephanie, who knows I’ve had a crush on him since the first moment I saw him in high school. He was the year above us, and I followed him around like a lost puppy.

I wouldn’t say we were friends. I’d just say that he tolerated me. He used to call me his favourite groupie. Although, I think he actually liked the fact that while he played his guitar and sang, I would sometimes join in with my violin. He wouldn’t let anyone else do that – just me. So it made me feel a little special.

But I haven’t seen him since he finished year twelve and started at university. We’re crashing a Sydney university party tonight, having heard about it via Erica’s older cousin. It’ll be the last time I get to see Marcus before I go to Canberra for the Australian National University’s School of Music. Not that it will matter. I doubt he’ll even notice me.

“Of course I want to see him. But I don’t really know if he’ll want me there. I haven’t spoken to him in over a year,” I reply.

“You have a vagina right?” asks Amy, in her usual blunt and deadpan way. “Of course he’ll want you there. Just don’t expect him to be talking to you tomorrow.” She grabs the bottle back and throws her head back, chugging down the last of it.

The rest of us exchange wide eyed expressions as she tells us all to follow her. It’s as if she’s a general leading the charge, so we follow along. Nervous about getting caught out, but excited about crashing a party.

Once we get in, there are so many people that we needn’t have worried, no one would have noticed us.

“There he is,” Stephanie whispers in my ear, nudging me with her elbow.

I look across the courtyard, and see Marcus setting up with the band on a makeshift stage. My heart does great big thumps against my ribcage as I watch him, his long toned arms showing corded forearms underneath his rolled up sleeves.

His head tilts forward as he focuses on the guitar in his hands. That’s what I’ve always loved about him – how important he finds his music. There’s a whole room of people around him, drinking and having a great time. There’s even people trying to get his attention, but he’s so focused on getting ready that he pays them no mind at all.

“Amazing,” I say under my breath, feeling completely in awe.

“What is?” Stephanie asks, just as this guy comes to stand in front of us with a tub full of various vodka mixes.

“Lucky dip?” he asks, offering us a drink.

“Sure,” we both say together, looking in the tub for a flavour we might like.

“No, no. You have to close your eyes and pick. It’s not fair if you look.”

“Oh ok,” I laugh, closing my eyes and reaching in. I pull out this red cranberry mix and Stephanie manages to get passionfruit, which is my favourite.

The guy moves off, offering the drinks to others as he goes along.

“You wanna swap?” she asks me, holding out the unopened bottle.

I smile gratefully, and switch drinks with her, loving that she knows me so well. I twist off the cap and take a mouthful, grimacing a little. “It’s flat,” I complain.

“You want to switch back? Mine’s fine,” she asks.

“No, don’t worry about it. I’ll just drink it,” I shrug, throwing the bottle back and taking a long thirsty chug. Even though we’re outside, it’s January, and in typical Sydney summer fashion, it’s really humid with only a light breeze blowing to cool us all down.

“Naomi?” I hear from behind me. Turing around, I find myself face to face with an old friend.

“Aramis!” I squeal, jumping up to wrap my arms around his neck and hug him tightly. “Oh my goodness, I’ve missed you so much! Still rocking the Goth look I can see,” I grin. Holding onto his arm as I speak to him.

Aramis is another ex-Australian Performing Arts Grammar School student. He was a couple of years above me, but we played together a few times in school productions, and we used to have a great time, sneaking into the music auditorium so he could play on the old piano in there. He loved the sound of it, claiming that it was far superior to the electric keyboards they had in the music rooms.

I’m a bit of a prodigy, and pick up musical instruments really quickly, easily understanding how they work and how the right notes can be produced. It’s like I speak music – like it’s a natural language for me. Piano and guitar, were really easy for me, but the violin took a bit more practise to master, which is why I’m such a big fan of it.

But with Aramis, I used to sit with him and play the piano as well while we worked through different pieces of music. It was always a lot of fun, and I loved spending time with him. Truthfully, he was my secret crush. You know that one guy you really like, but you’re afraid to tell your friends because they’ll think you’re crazy? Yeah. That’s Aramis.

To the rest of the school, he was considered a bit of a freak with his dyed black hair and pale made up face. But I’ve always thought him beautiful, I always enjoyed how quiet and reserved he was, despite his obvious talents. He was such a contrast to Marcus who was always so boisterous and sure of himself.

“How have you been?” he asks, his dark eyes concentrated only on me, making me feel like the only girl in the world.

“Busy with school. I got into ANU,” I tell him smiling, my eyes raking over him from head to toe, drinking him in.

“I heard,” he nods. “It’s well deserved. Congratulations,” he smiles, producing perfect white teeth, and slight crinkle around his eyes.

“What are you doing here tonight? Are you at the Conservatorium of Music?” I ask.

“No. I didn’t apply for uni actually. I travelled for a year and then came back home. I’m playing with the band tonight. On keyboards,” he states. Nodding toward the stage. “I’d better go. Maybe we can hang after the show? Come and find me.”

“I’d love that,” I call after him, pleased when he takes a moment to turn back and smile at me.

“Oh wow. Aramis is looking mighty fine from this angle,” Stephanie points out as we watch him walk away.

“Mmmhmm,” I agree, tilting my head as if it will give me a better angle.

“What about Marcus?” Stephanie murmurs next to my ear. “I thought you were here for him.”

“Who?” I ask, looking at her but not hearing what she’s saying. I’m still too busy watching Aramis as he climbs up on the stage.

Seeing him again has reminded me how much I loved spending time with him. How much I liked him. While I do like Marcus, I know that he’s a player. Nothing will ever come of spending the night with Marcus. But with Aramis… well, he’s different.

I tip my drink back, draining its contents before look around for something to put my empty bottle in. It’s at that moment that the band starts up, playing a cover of Muse’s Uprising. Amy and Erica come rushing over to us, holding more vodka mixes above their heads as they howl out their excitement and sway to the music.

“Just look at him up there,” Amy groans, as she hands me a fresh bottle. “He’s like a god on stage.”

“Yeah he is,” I agree, but I’m not looking at the same band member she is.  It’s like he’s faded into the ether.

I twist the cap off the new vodka mix and gulp a mouthful of its contents, feeling glad that this time the liquid is fizzy – even though it’s an orange flavoured one.

We do as girls do at parties and start to dance to the music. That’s the last thing I remember until I wake up the next morning and become a walking cliché.

Thank god I’m moving to Canberra.

A Beautiful Melody is releasing on November 30! Not long now!!! make sure you add it to your TBR list on Goodreads, or go to the iBookstore where it is available for pre-order. (All other ebook retailers will have the copy available on release day)

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Only 9 days until Commitment Releases!!

Only 10 days until Commitment Releases!!

Only 9 days to go until David and Katrina get married! Commitment releases on September 15 – will you be attending? I hope so, because I’m giving away a set of signed Beautiful Series trading cards (I show the Too Close ones in THIS VIDEO) to registered ‘wedding guests’. You can RSVP HERE to enter.

Each day I will announce a winner on my facebook page

Good luck!

 

**DISCLAIMER** this is all in the name of fun, your information won’t be used for anything other than to enter you into this competition. Thanks! XOXOX

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September 7, 2013 · 12:34 pm

Katrina’s Dress has been selected!!

This week, I have been watching this post anxiously. I’m dying to know which dress Katrina will wear when she finally walks down the aisle to marry David. (I’m not going to tell him your final selection, because I don’t want to give them bad luck on their wedding day!)

For a while there, the vote was really close. Dresses 2 and 3 were each sitting at 40% of the vote! We were undecided! Although, over the last few hours dress number 3 has snuck ahead, and captured 53.89% of the vote.
Poll pic

Here is our winner!!!!

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Congratulations Tabitha Coots for choosing the winning dress! You will receive a signed copy of Commitment, as well as your name in the acknowledgements for taking the time to choose such a beautiful dress!

There is one more winner to announce – one lucky commenter was randomly chosen by my magic hat to also win a signed copy of Commitment. The winner for that drawing is Doraine Fisher!

Drawing Commitment

She won for her comment – Commitment winning comment

Both winners will soon receive messages from me so I can get your books send out!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who joined in by picking the dresses and voting! It was a lot of fun and I personally wished that I could buy up every one of those dresses and just wear them forever! SO PRETTY!!

Commitment is releasing on September 15 – in just a couple of weeks! It’s already available for preorder at the iBookstore, but keep your eye on my facebook page for when I upload to Amazon.

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Pick Katrina’s Wedding Dress (Guest Post – David)

Lilliana has been kind enough to let me take over her blog again today so I can ask for your help.

To cut a long story short, I have taken over the wedding and I’m planning everything – including picking the wedding dress. It all has to be a surprise.

Recently, you all sent in photos of wedding dresses you think will look really great on Trina. Here’s a jumbled up pic of all of them so you can see what I’ve been choosing from.

wedding dresses

It’s been really hard to choose just four because I know that Trina would look gorgeous in any of them, but after careful deliberation, I have selected these ones.

Option ONE

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Option 2

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Option 3

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Option 4

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I just want to say a big thank you to everyone for sending in pictures. I really wanted to say ‘all of them!’ but Lilliana said I could only choose four.

The four ladies who sent the selected photos in are in the running to win a signed copy of Commitment as well as their name in the dedications for choosing the winning wedding dress. And of course, they will have mine and Trina’s undying gratitude.

What’s in it for you? Well, pick your favourite by voting in the poll below, and when you’re finished leave a short note in the comments sections. One lucky voter will also win a signed print copy of Commitment.

Good luck!

pOLL CLOSED

Winners will be announced on Friday August 30 at 10pm EDT

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Who wants to Cameo in Phoenix?

In only a couple of days, Phoenix: The Beauty in Between, will be ready to send out to beta readers. In it, I have inserted a scene specifically for a reader to cameo in, where Paige gets into a nightclub and buys a drink. She’s very nervous and the bartender is kind to her and gives her another drink on the house.

That bartender doesn’t have a face yet. Perhaps you’d like it to be yours?

Enter the rafflecopter below if you’d like to have your name in print. The competition will run all weekend and the winner will be announced on Monday.

Can’t wait to meet the person who will feature in my book!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Too Close – Early reader

I posted the following status on my FB author page last night, if you’re interest, then please either comment on this post or on facebook and I’ll include you in my magic hat.

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  • I’ve been totally AWOL all day. What’s my excuse? Well, I’ve been knee deep working on Too Close. I mentioned it’s the prequel to A Beautiful Struggle right? It’s in David’s voice and tells you all about his friendship and feelings for Katrina, right up until Christopher enters the picture. We remember him right? He’s the douchebag from A Beautiful Struggle.

    Anyway, it’s been thoroughly beta tested and every single one of them loved it! Even the toughest of my Beta Reading Beauties, said wonderful things. So I’m super happy and hoping for a great reception when it’s released on July 30.

    So, that being said – WHO wants to review it for me? Raise your hand and I’ll put your name in a hat and pull out five names.

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July 3, 2013 · 3:27 am