Friday, April 5, 2013

My Unexpected Forever - Early Release Details

Attention all Naughty Mafia attendees!

Here is your exclusive opportunity to receive your copy of My Unexpected Forever before its release date of September 1st!

That’s right My Unexpected Forever - the second in The Beaumont Series – will be available to you before it goes on general release to the public.

All copies are $15 and must be pre-paid.

To qualify, you must be a registered attendee of The Naughty Mafia to pick up your copy – I will not ship! Your registration number, which can be found at the bottom of your ticket, must be included with your order.

If you want to order for a friend or two, you may do so.

The first 100 paid orders will receive exclusive Beaumont Series swag - one per attendee - you must be registered in order to receive.

All orders must be paid by July 15th.

Order here

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Blue Lines by Toni Aleo

For the past few weeks I’ve been indulging in some very hot hockey romance stories with each one being better than the previous one. When Toni asked if I wanted to read the draft of Blue Lines – the 4th story in the Assassins Series – my answer was simply, duh!

I’m notorious for ditching in the middle of a series especially if I have to wait eons for the next book to come out, but I can safely say that Toni Aleo’s latest novel has me anxious for more. I’ve never fully invested in a group of characters the way I have in the Assassins Series. It doesn’t matter who the story is about, the supporting cast adds enough diversity and intrigue that you are left with a thirst to know more.

Blue Lines had me from page one. The prologue was intense and to be honest I’m one that avoids prologues, but this one hooks you and in a few short pages you feel the connection between the characters.

My intent, when I started reading, was to read a chapter and go to bed. At 3 am and at only 65% I had to put it down reluctantly. With only four hours of sleep, I was back reading. I simply couldn’t get enough of Erik and Piper.

As I sit here, I want to tell you everything. I want to spill on the emotions that Toni’s characters are experiencing. I want to make you drool over Erik and the sex appeal that he has and make you wish you were the fun-loving and free-spirited Piper, but I can’t. I will say that Blue Lines is without a doubt a hat trick (nice hockey pun). I couldn’t read it fast enough, yet wanted to savor every word and when I finished I was excited for Erik and Piper and their journey.

Blue Lines is sexy and riveting with the perfect combination of love and lust.  

I wish I could offer you a cover for Blue Lines, but you'll have to wait until the cover reveal on April 15th.

If you haven't read the Assassins Series - check it out on Toni's website 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Coming May 1st
Cover by Sarah Hansen ~

Lost in You

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps. 

Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her. 

When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's ever known.

Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love. 

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About Heidi:

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Forever My Girl Fan Made Trailer

I absolutely have the most amazing pimp in Jodie! Not only did she sign-up for this program, but she took the time to make this video! She's freaking AHMAZING!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013


There will be a cover reveal for Lost in You on March 8th!

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 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
I Am Not Junco, Book 4
by J. A. Huss 
 Release date: April 1, 2013
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-assassin, Junco Coot.
Now Junco has to learn to live with the consequences. Her Siblings are suspicious and angry, half her team is dead, Tier is wreaking death and destruction, Lucan is holding his secrets close, and she is spiraling out of control.
There is only one partnership that matters anymore – only one person she will trust and take direction from – and only one way out of the Hell she’s been sentenced to.
Junco is tired of fighting and death. She’s had enough and this time she means to end it – once and for all.
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss

 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
The Magpie Bridge
A Tier Novella
I Am Not Junco Book 4.5 by J. A. Huss
 Release date: April 1, 2013
Raubtier Aves, 039-1, a.k.a TIER
Son of Lucan
Ranking Officer of the Avian military
And devoted to Junco, no matter what
Tier was left with one specific order and he’s not about to screw it up. He might lose all his allies, his brothers, his shot at defeating the High Order, and his own Eternal Salvation - but he’s willing to risk it all to keep one small girl alive.
Tier reveals his part in the epic tale of The Seven Siblings, spilling secrets and motivations that will leave you breathless and wanting more.  The Magpie Bridge paves the way for the final installment in the new adult Series, I Am Just Junco.  The final book in the Junco Epic, RETURN, will be released on December 2, 2013.
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss
 I am Not Junco - Range by J. A. Huss

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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

My February Mission

As many of you have seen today, I lost my brother, Ryan, on Valentine's day, 2011, when he lost his battle with cystic fibrosis. Needless to day, the 14th now has a different meaning for our family.

Last year my girls went to their dad and asked that they not get presents and instead a donation be made in memory of their uncle. We decided as a family that this would be our yearly tradition, in addition, to participating in the annual Great Strides walk as a family.

Today I launched my $1.00 campaign. If you haven't purchased, know someone who hasn't read, or want to gift Forever My Girl, to someone, I'll donate $1.00 from each book sale through February, in memory of my brother. 

If a paperback is purchased, $5.00.

If you purchase for the Beaumont store - 100%

Many of you asked how you can donate since you already own Forever My Girl. You can make a donation toward Team Ryley ~ Our cf family Great Strides team. In case you're wondering, Ryley, is a combination of Ryan and Ashley, my sister who also has cf. 

If you prefer to make  donation direct to the foundation, you can fill out this form. If you'd be so kind as to click the Memory/Honor button and include my brother's name, Ryan McLaughlin (at the bottom), my family would be forever grateful. 

Thank you for taking the time to read.

My Week in Review... or Some Very Random Stuff

Last night, I read a very sweet second chance story. I’ve avoided these, of course, before of Forever My Girl, I couldn’t have anything influencing Liam and Josie, ya know.

This story, Second Chance, by Shelby Gates was just released and you should definitely go pick it up!

And while you’re at it, pick up Second Chance, by Katie Kacvinsky – LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! You might need to read First Comes Love. But you’ll love them both.

I’m working hard on Lost in You, it’s a standalone that I hope you’ll love. A bit star-crossed / forbidden love. I’m 50K into the manuscript and I’m hoping to have the first draft done this month. A little later than planned, but life is busy.

Over on my fanpage – when we reach 3000 “Likes” I’ll release the title of the 2nd Beaumont Series novel and we are running a contest… The person who picks the closet date of us reaching 3000 will get a copy of that all-important 2nd book!

What are you reading this weekend? Aside from writing and some editing, I’ll be starting Bubbles Unbound by Sarah Strohmeyer. Yes, it’s been out, but Bubbles has such a huge following I need to jump on the bandwagon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

What a week...


I've had an amazing week.

For that I thank each and everyone of you!

On Monday I was told that I made the best sellers list for Digital Book World - debuting at #22!

And last night I was informed that I'd debut on the USA Today Best Selling list at #52!

I'm so honored and thankful.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Letter Josie Hasn't Seen

A lot of readers aren't like Nick and that is understandable so I wanted to shed a little light on who he is.

Nick came to Beaumont well into this teen years. Saw Josie from afar and knew he was in love. The only problem - she was very taken and he didn't stand a chance. He tired, but you all saw how that turned out.

When Liam left, Nick waited patiently for his chance and when he finally got it, he did everything he could to make Josie love him the way she loves Liam. In his heart, he knew that she still loved Liam. He could tell every time Josie looked at her son.

A man just knows.

So when he saw Liam walk in, with Katelyn guiding him, he knew.

Dear Josie,

You know that moment - the one that happens when you’re driving down the street and the oncoming car shines their brights at you? That is what I felt like when he walked into the carriage room on the day of Mason’s funeral.

My life flashed before my eyes.

Do you know what I saw? Your smile, the way you hold my hand and Noah’s laugh. I saw the way I held you, the way you fell asleep in my arms after a long day of work. I saw Noah and I in the backyard throwing the ball around and then I saw him standing there smirking and shaking his head. I saw that guy from high school and my scene changed. Everything started to fade away. You weren’t holding my hand, but his. Noah wasn’t laughing with me, but with him. I knew then that it was all going to be a distant memory for me. I had lost without even starting the fight.

When he walked in, I knew. I felt in my heart that you were gone and there wasn’t much I was going to be able to do except pray that you’d remember everything he had done, remember everything that you went through when he left. It’s pretty sad that I needed your bad memories to remind you of the hell you went through just so you’d pick me.

When I looked at him, I knew I was the better choice. I had plans for my life. I wasn’t going to depend on baseball to get me anywhere. But you, you only saw him. I had to watch from the sidelines until he made the ultimate mistake.

I remember the first time you brought me over to Mason and Katelyn’s. I was so nervous. We weren’t friends in high school, just teammates, even though I tried. I was surprised when he shook my hand, but it’s what he said to you that stands out now. "He always wanted what Liam had." He laughed. Mason laughed at me and any man would’ve turned around and left, but you were my salvation. If I had you, I was on the top of the world.

I wish I could say Mason was wrong, but he wasn’t. It’s true for the most part. I wanted you from the first time I saw you standing in the hall. I was going to talk to you, but he walked up and wrapped you in his arms. I had never felt so much jealousy before and I didn’t even know you. All I saw was this meathead who had something I wanted.

I knew Mason wasn’t my best friend. I was just a guy he put up with because you were his best friend and I was okay with that because it meant I could be with you more and you’d never have to choose me over them.

When he died, I knew our lives were going to be different, but I didn’t expect this. Not in a million years did I expect to be pouring myself out on a piece of paper and not standing up in front of our families devoting the rest of our lives to each other.

I knew deep down that I didn’t have your heart. I was just too stupid to believe it. I settled for whatever you were willing to give me because I’m in love with you. I should’ve known better then to think you’d get over him since you bore him a son. You looked at the love you shared every day in the eyes of Noah and I knew I couldn’t compete, but wanted to try. I wanted to give you the life you deserve.

I hate having these feelings. I hate that I’m writing you this letter while you’re at work. I hate packing and leaving our home, one that we’ve shared for years, but I can’t stay. I can’t sit back and watch you build a life with him because I know that’s what going to happen.

I’m going to Africa so you can start a life with Liam. I accept that, even if I want to stay and fight, I’m not willing to lose so I’m bowing out gracefully. I love you, Josie, and much like Liam, it’s been since I first saw you, I was just too late.