27 May 2014

The Best Prom Date is here! (& how to get it free)

The Best Prom Date is available now! Find it on Amazon.

This is part 2 of my new Devin and Tobey series and I'm offering it to you FREE for the month of May and June if you leave a review of part 1 on Amazon.

Here is book 1 ~> The Best Kind of Thief

All you have to do is leave a review and then email me at writeamysparling at gmail.com and I'll send you book 2, The Best Prom Date for FREE!

AND! If you leave a review of part 2 by the end of July, I will also send you part 3 for free when it comes out. Can you tell I desperately want reviews? :)

19 May 2014

New books update!

Have you read the epilogue to Summer Unplugged yet? If not, here it is on Wattpad:




Now that the Summer Unplugged series is finished, (I know I know! You're all mad at me!) I am happy to be working on a new series that I know you'll love just as much as SU. It's the Devin and Tobey series, and here's the scoop:

The Best Kind of Thief - Part 1
Available on Amazon

Being rich isn’t fun when your dad is a womanizer whose newest girlfriend just stood you up in front of the entire high school. Seventeen-year-old Devin Asher has had enough. Armed with a full bank account, she takes a random road trip to have an adventure that will beat living in a house with a new step-mom each month. The only problem? She has no idea where she’s going. 

When she stumbles upon the small town of Silver Valley on a pee break, Devin runs into one of her dad’s old girlfriends—the best one he ever had. Heather takes her in and gives her a place to sleep for the night and a warm breakfast from the local diner the next morning. Here Devin meets Tobey, a handsome mechanic who’s on a mission to steal something very dear to him. Devin isn’t sure if she’s up to the challenge of breaking and entering, but with the way Tobey smiles at her, she’s willing to try.




The Best Prom Date - Part 2
Coming May 27th! 

After meeting Tobey and having a wild dog-stealing adventure, Devin is back at home in the city and stuck in school once more. Tobey is two hours away and working so much overtime he barely has time to call, much less make a road trip to visit. Her dad has gone totally insane, blowing obscene amounts of money on any woman who will date him.

Devin is still grounded and her friends have abandoned her for the night life and parties. The only thing Devin has to look forward to is her senior prom—that is of course, if she can get a date. 


*BONUS* I'm doing a special limited time giveaway. If you leave a review of The Best Kind of Thief on Amazon, I will give you part two, The Best Prom Date totally FREE! To take advantage of this, please leave a review on Amazon, then send an email to writeamysparling at gmail.com letting me know about it, and I'll send you the second book ASAP.


Finally, part 2 of the Mary Jane Series now has a cover! Although its release date is tentative, I'm currently promising the date of September 30th, but hoping to get it out sooner! Add it to Goodreads

Just when things are going great with her crush, Lexie’s brother doesn’t come home for a week. Determined to uncover what’s going on with Ben, Lexie recruits Bluntz to help her get to the bottom of the situation, starting with his newly ex-girlfriend Marla. Instead of finding answers, Lexie finds a whole lot of trouble. Her perfect brother Ben has fallen into a lot of trouble with the local drug lord Max– trouble in the amount of $5000.

Ben ran away before Max and Marla came to collect their debt. But now Marla has something even better than her money. She has Lexie. 

The same review promise goes for this book! Leave a review of Meeting Mary Jane on Amazon and email me, and I'll send you part 2 for FREE! 

14 May 2014

Summer Unplugged Epilogue

I've had a few requests for what happens to Jace and Bayleigh at the end of the Summer Unplugged series. So here's a bonus!

THIS HAS SPOILERS! If you haven't finished all 4 parts of the Summer Unplugged series PLEASE don't read this because it'll totally spoil the story. :)

Thanks to everyone to supported the series and I hope you'll stick with me and my new series, starting with book one: The Best Kind of Thief.


Summer Unplugged - Epilogue

THREE YEARS LATER

The Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas is normally a football field. But once a year they cover the floor with tons of dirt and for one night, the smell of exhaust and the thrill of dirt bike racing entertains the tens of thousands of fans that come out. The smell of fresh popcorn and cotton candy fill the air, making my mouth water. I don’t think I remembered to eat all day. From waking up late, realizing it was Supercross day, panicking and getting everything ready for the long trip to Houston, there wasn’t really any time to eat.
Normally Jace is my (super handsome) alarm clock each morning, but today his cousin came over at the crack of dawn and they worked on her bike, getting it ready for her big day. This will be her first ever try at racing professionally. If it wasn’t for Jace’s training, she wouldn’t be at this level. So we’re all really proud of her. And I’m proud of my hubby.
Two years after marrying the boy and it still gives me butterflies to think of how awesome it is that I get to call him “hubby” now.
“What’s wrong? You look flushed,” Hana asks as we leave the concession stand carrying nachos, drinks and popcorn through the crowds.
I suppress a laugh and shake my head. “Nothing.” She definitely doesn’t need to know that I’m blushing because I’m having silly girly thoughts about my own husband. I mean, who does that? It’s been almost four years since we started dating...I shouldn’t still be so crazy about him, but I am. Guess I’m just one of the lucky ones.
“Thanks for helping me carry this stuff,” she says. “I didn’t want to go alone because then I’d look like a total fatass with all this food.”
I glance down at the two trays of nachos, (one of which is mine), the tub of popcorn and the package of candied pecans. “You’re not a fatass!”
“Fine, if anything, I’m a fat stomach.” She motions toward her round belly and rolls her eyes. “I wish this thing would get out of me already. I miss wearing pants without elastic on the waistband.”
“You’re eating for two now. There’s nothing to be ashamed about,” I say as I glance up at the rows of seats. We’re in section one twenty-one I think, so we still have a ways to walk through these crowds of people. “Just please don’t dip the pecans in the cheese sauce like you did at Dallas Supercross.”
“You’ll never let me live that down,” she mutters under her breath.
I love Hana. She’s been the best friend I really needed after moving from the place I’ve lived my whole life to a tiny motocross town with hardly any residents my own age. And since she’s married to Ash and I’m married to Jace and we all work at the same motocross track, it only made sense that Jace and I built our house next to theirs.
We’ve only just moved in, hence why my real alarm clock isn’t set up next to our bed. I’m not really sure which box it’s in. But our house is gorgeous. I swear. I can’t even believe I’m only twenty-one and living in such a beautiful place. Jace and I worked with the same architect who built Hana’s house, so we got something similar. My favorite part is the back wall that stretches from the first floor to the second floor and is made almost entirely of windows that look out into the motocross track in our back yard.
That, and the hot tub on our second story balcony are my two favorite parts of the house. Jace and I have wasted so much time in that hot tub, staring at the stars, sharing stories and being in love. Even when I’m grumpy because he’s spent ten hours a day at the track, I know I can look forward to unwinding at the end of the day with him in our hot tub. The thing is magical, I swear.
“Here we are,” Hana says, stopping at section one twenty-one. “Can you believe that next year I’m gonna have a baby with me at Supercross?”
“Yep,” I say, carefully stepping down the steps to our front row seats. “Knowing that husband of yours, the baby will probably have dreadlocks by then.”
“Excuse me!” I notice a teenage girl rushing to the end of her aisle, waving frantically in my direction. “Excuse me,” she says, looking right at me. She’s wearing a t-shirt with Jace’s name and bike number on it. “Are you Bayleigh Adams?”
“Yep,” I say with a smile. She probably wants Jace’s autograph or something.
“I’m sorry to bother you, but I think you’re so awesome.”
I lift an eyebrow. “Um...what?”
She takes out her cell phone and hands it to a girl next to her. “I saw your interview in Motocross magazine about motocross wives and I just think you’re so awesome. I love how you work at the track and you help Jace and everything and I thought it was really classy how you handled that paparazzi thing at the nationals last year.”
Ugh, here comes the cheek blushing again. “Thanks,” I say. “It’s really nothing. Jace hates the paparazzi so I try to help him deal with it as much as I can.”
“Would you mind taking a photo with me?” she asks, biting the edge of her lip in anticipation. “You’re kind of my hero.”
“Of course,” I say, posing with her while her friend snaps the photo. To my surprise, two other girls join in as well. This is kind of awesome.
Hana had left me when the girl asked for a photo, probably because of her extreme embarrassment of being caught in pictures while pregnant, so I have to walk down to the front row by myself. Hana and Ash and her dad are in the the first few seats and I have to do this fancy balancing act to shuffle through the aisle without dropping my food on them. Next is an empty seat with my purse in it.
A tiny toddler hand grabs my purse and pulls it into his lap. His blonde hair falls into his eyes. “Sit down Mommy,” he says. His attention is entirely focused on my nachos. I take a seat and smile when his chubby finger dunks into the cheese sauce.
“Hold on buddy,” Jace says, pulling him to the other side of his lap. “We gotta clean those hands before you start eating. You’ve been touching everything.”
Jace holds our son in one hand and digs through my purse for the antibacterial wipes with his other hand. “Thanks for getting the food, babe,” he says, leaning over and kissing me on the cheek. I stuff a chip in my mouth. “No problem,” I say with my mouth full of food, just as the lights go dim and the roar of a dozen dirt bikes echoes in the background.
I love my husband and our beautiful son. I love my entire life. I’ve made a ton of mistakes in my life and I cringe every time I remember how stupid I was to date Ian. But sometimes really great things come out of really stupid decisions. And yeah, I might regret dating Ian, but I’ll never regret all the great things that came from that time I spent a whole summer unplugged.


01 May 2014

Reader Interview - Kristina

My awesome friend and author Jessica L. Brooks recently inspired me to do a reader interview. It's a new way to connect with readers and find out more about why reading is so freaking amazing. I'd like to feature a new reader every month, and today's reader is my friend Kristina.




Name: Kristina Staton.

How long have you liked reading books for fun? Since like 11th or 12th grade probably. 

Is there a specific book that got you into reading? If so, what was it? What made the book special? There are lot of some are "The Game Changer" by L.M. Trio, "The Perfect Game" by J. Sterling, and "Chasing McCree" by J.C. Isabella. Than later of course The whole Summer Unplugged series. All of these made me feel like I knew the characters so well and that I could relate to them. 

Do you prefer ebooks or real books? Why? I like both but I can take ebooks with me. But I love the feel and seeing the words on the real books. 

Name a book that recently made you laugh. Ummm all of them...there's The Rosemary Series by Abbi Glines. 

If you had to choose a book boyfriend (or two) who would they be? Ummm Jace from the Summer Unplugged, Grayson from Beneath your beautiful and last Rush Finlay from the TOO FAR series. 

If you were stranded on an island and could only have three books with you, which would they be? Well I can't choose just three books but I guess the Summer Unplugged Series (since all books are in one), Beneath Your Beautiful, and either one of the Rosemary Books or This Beautiful Thing. 

How do you choose which books to read next? I see if I like it from the summary if it's new or one of my old ones is by how much I liked it and when I read it last. 

What do you think makes a book good and what makes it bad? Good-How much I can relate to it & how much I am into it. If I can't put it down or don't want to stop reading it or if I reread it. Bad- The opposite of everything I just said. :)


If you'd like to be featured on my next reader interview, please send me an email at writeamysparling at gmail.com.