23 October 2017

The Truth of Letting Go Preorder Campaign



I am so excited for my new book that releases on December 19th! For the first time ever, I'm doing a preorder campaign where if you preorder the book on Amazon, you'll get an exclusive gift from me!

Note - This is for the EBOOK only. If you'd like to purchase the paperback, I'm working on a very cool paperback box set where you can preorder a signed copy and get extra gifts too! Stay tuned, as I plan to have that up on the site within the next week.

For now, if you've already preordered the ebook, or want to, see this link for more info!

08 October 2017

Sign up for the Cover Reveal of The Truth of Letting Go

The Truth of Letting Go



A YA Contemporary Romance
Releases: 12/19/2017
Cover Reveal: 10/19/2017

The summer before senior year, Lilah Monroe’s parents take a nine-day trip, leaving her as the guardian of her bipolar cousin, Cece. When Cece’s parents died tragically five years ago, she and her brother moved in with Lilah. Her brother soon went missing and was presumed dead.

Lilah and Cece couldn’t be more different. They used to be best friends, but high school has changed them both. Lilah likes order, schedules, and a tidy room. She has plans for her future and won’t let anything derail it, not even Cece whose life is constantly on the edge of chaos. Cece is messy, erratic and sensitive. She also has a reason to believe that her brother is still alive. Despite Lilah’s reservations, Cece tracks down an old friend who believes her theories. Ezra happens to have gotten really handsome since Lilah last saw him. Too bad they never really got along when they were kids.

Knowing the odds are stacked against them, Lilah breaks all of her parent’s rules for order and reason and joins forces with Cece and Ezra to set out on the road in an old RV in hopes of finding her dead cousin. Lilah and Ezra have a love connection amid the chaos, and when they discover what really happened to Thomas, it’s a truth no one saw coming. One that just might get them killed. 

A powerful novel about hope, first love, and what it means to be family. Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson, Emery Lord, and Sarah Dessen.

Pre-order on Amazon | Add to Goodreads

Click here to sign up for the cover reveal, which takes place on October 19th!

04 October 2017

New Release - Heartbreaker




The third book in my First Love Shorts series is here! Check out Heartbreaker below:

Mae Warren is a heartbreaker. Starting with her first boyfriend in seventh grade to the most recent victim in her senior year, Mae can’t date a guy longer than two weeks before she’s tired of him. She doesn’t see a problem until her BFF Jacie challenges her to date someone for an entire month. Determined to win this bet, Mae chooses to date Jaxon, the guy who’s crushed on her for years. This should be easy…right? 

Heartbreaker is the third novella in Amy Sparling’s new First Love Shorts series. These quick, romantic teen reads are perfect for anyone who loves a good story about finding your first love.


Find the first 2 books in this series here: First Love Shorts

21 September 2017

First Love Short - My Un-Famous Neighbor is available now!


Soooo my First Love shorts are supposed to be released on Fridays but I accidentally clicked the wrong button and My Un-Famous Neighbor is available on Amazon a day early. Lucky you!

Shelby Cross lives in the literal middle-of-nowhere. The only time people come to her town is because they run out of gas or make a wrong turn. So when a dangerously cute boy and his mom show up at her parent’s diner one morning, it’s a surprise when they announce they plan on living there. Shelby knows that only people with secrets move to the middle-of-nowhere, and she’s right. Clay Thompson has a pretty big secret. He used to be famous. 
My Un-Famous Neighbor is the second novella in Amy Sparling’s new First Love Shorts series. These quick, romantic teen reads are perfect for anyone who loves a good story about finding your first love.

Buy it for 99 cents or read it FREE with Kindle Unlimited: My Un-Famous Neighbor on Amazon.

PS- Don't have Kindle Unlimited? It's like Netflix but for books. You pay a monthly fee and can read all the books you want, including most of mine! Click the link below to get a FREE 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited. You could technically read all of my books at no cost with this trial! WOOT!

11 September 2017

Introducing First Love Shorts - a new series by Amy Sparling


I recently felt a little overworked from writing one novel a month. I happily do it for my readers though, but recently I've heard that many of you love reading but don't have the time to read full length novels, especially after school starts for the year. 

Soooo, I had an idea that I'm very excited about! First Love Shorts!

What are they?

Weekly short stories that are around 10,000-15,000 words and will only take an hour or two to read. I'm releasing 10 of these in my "First Love" series, and they'll all be fun, romantic, teen stories about finding your first love.

Each new story will be released for Kindle and on Kindle Unlimited on Fridays. The first one is called The Text Dare and will be out this Friday. Read more about it below:

Sixteen-year-old Jess Parker is stuck babysitting her little brother all weekend, which is why she accepts her best friend’s dare: to text the random phone number they found written on a lost piece of algebra homework. When the owner of the number texts back, Jess and Max hit it off through their anonymous conversation. The last thing Jess expected was to spend her boring weekend texting the guy of her dreams, and now that she’s crushing hardcore on a guy she’s never met, she hopes he’s actually the guy he claims to be.
The Text Dare releases on Friday, Sept 15th! Check it out here.

23 August 2017

Introducing In This Moment, a new Novel by Amy Sparling


I'm very excited to announce my new book, In This Moment! This book comes after I took an unplanned one month off of writing. I spent July traveling and going through a seemingly endless To-Do list, and I didn't get a single book written. AH!!! Luckily, that is remedied, and I'm currently finishing up a new story that I love so much.

In This Moment takes place in the same world/high school as In Plain Sight and In Every Way, but it features new characters. It releases Sept 19, 2017!

Here's the blurb:

Clarissa Vale spent all summer building a greenhouse with her grandfather. Since his health is failing, this is the last time she’ll spend quality time with him. The greenhouse is her pride and joy, and the one thing keeping her heart mended after getting dumped by a guy who told her she just wasn’t good enough. So when it gets vandalized on the first day of school, Clarissa vows to find the person responsible and make them pay.
Gavin Voss’ home life is the very definition of shitty. His mom works too hard, too much, and for hardly any pay. His father is a barely-functioning alcoholic with an anger issue like a landmine, waiting to explode. Gavin’s only happiness is the soccer team--that is until the girl in his homeroom class catches his attention. Clarissa is beautiful, strong, and doesn’t put up with his shit. She’s also determined to find out who destroyed her greenhouse.
Gavin falls hard for Clarissa, but he’s keeping a secret. He knows who ruined the greenhouse. When Clarissa learns the truth, she’ll want nothing more to do with him.


Or Pre-order on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2w0Sa0b

Don't want to wait for September 19th? I'm posting sample chapters on Wattpad! For the next 12 days, I'll be posting one new chapters of In This Moment for you to read! 

See below:



17 August 2017

The Summer Series is Available everywhere!



I have exciting news! The Summer Series is now available on every eBook retailer, including libraries!

Click this link to see where you can get this series, which is a spin off from Summer Unplugged:

books2read.com/SummerSeries

If you've already read this series, please share with your friends. 😁😁

06 August 2017

Signed paperback sale!




In celebration of opening my online store to buy signed books, I'm selling most books for just $7 each and that includes shipping! (USA shipping only at this time)

Check out my signed book store to buy your copy today! The sale is only available until my stock runs out. When books are reordered they will be back at full price ($12.99)

Amy's Book Store

17 July 2017

Want free audiobooks?




There are now 13 of my books that have been made into audio books, and more are on the way! To celebrate, I want to let everyone in on a cool program Audible has. If you use the link below, you can get two free downloads on Audible.com. Now you can listen to the first book in the The Immortal Mark Series AND Ella's Twisted Senior Year for FREE.

(And if you want to cancel the free trial after it's over, that's fine with me. I did the same thing, lol)



See all of my books on Audible

I love audiobooks because I listen to them in the car and when I take my dog for walks. Are you a fan of audiobooks, are are you new to them? Let me know it the comments!

14 July 2017

Help get Believe in Spring published!


Have you enjoyed reading the new novellas in Jett's series this summer? I've really loved writing them! Unfortunately, my crazy fast publishing schedule of releasing one book every two weeks mixed with the decline in book sales has caught up with me. I don't have the funds to dedicate to publishing Believe in Spring any time soon. I've had to work extra jobs and cut back on writing time to make up for slow book sales and writing always gets pushed to the back burner.

That's where you come in!

I just started a Kickstarter to help me fund the publishing of the final book in Jett's series! I charge 99 cents for the novella on Amazon, (and Amazon adds tax), so on Kickstarter, if you pledge just $1, I will send you a copy of the eBook when it's finished. Easy!

Pledge more and get more. You can find all of the details on the Kickstarter page here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1083992193/believe-in-spring-novella-the-jett-series-box-set


It would really mean the world to me if you can pledge just $1 to help me get this book into the world.


18 June 2017

June check in

Guys! There's so much going on right now and I feel like me randomly yelling it all on Facebook doesn't help much! So I thought I'd make a blog post to let you in on all the awesome bookish things for this summer. I'll put it in list form because I love me some lists.



*Jett's series is now going to be 8 books long! Part 5, Believe in Summer, just came out and part 6, Believe in Fall is up for preorder now! The final 2 books will be out in July, releasing every 2 weeks.


*After that, you'll get a special trilogy featuring the Team Loco guys. Don't know who they are? Read Believe in Summer to find out!




*At reader request, I have compiled all 10 of the original Summer Unplugged books into one big epic mega book. You can get it on eBook or even in a paperback! It's huge and it's amazing!


*My paranormal romance series is coming out in audio! The Immortal Mark is available now and the other 2 books will come out shortly! I'm so happy with how they turned out! You can get it at these retailers: Amazon | Audible | iTunes (Psst- if you open a new account on Audible using this link, you'll get your first 2 audiobooks FREE!)

*There's still 12 days left to enter the Epic Summer Giveaway hosted by me and 8 other YA authors! You can win 9 signed books, 2 gift cards and more awesome stuff! See my blog post to enter.

I think that's it for now. Remember you can follow me on social media, my newsletter, or this blog here and get all the new info on my books. As of now, my summer schedule is to release a new novella every two weeks until Sept 19th! After that... we'll see what I decide to write next! <3 p="">

15 June 2017

The Immortal Mark Audiobook!




You can now listen to the first book in my paranormal romance series on audiobook! I was thrilled to work with Sarah Puckett, who narrated the book. The next two books will be released soon!

For now, you can listen to The Immortal Mark on Amazon or Audible. (iTunes will be coming soon too!)

Links: Amazon | Audible



05 June 2017

The Summer Unplugged Omnibus is here!


One of the coolest things about the emails I receive, is that readers often tell me they've read my books over and over again. In a world with thousands of books to read, I am honored that someone would read mine once, and reading it a second time? That's just amazing. Over the four year span of the Summer Unplugged series, I've had many people ask me to compile all 10 books into one eBook, and last night, I did it!

You can now get the Summer Unplugged Complete Series on Amazon!


This series makes one behemoth of a paperback, coming in at almost 800 pages long. That's about to be available, too! Stay tuned!

You can also follow me on Instagram, where I'll be posting pictures of the huge book as soon as I get it.

Thank you all for making Summer Unplugged what it is today! <3 p="">

04 June 2017

Natalie and the Nerd is Available Now!



My new book is out in the world and I love hearing what you all think about it! I've had some great feedback and reviews so far and it's totally made my little author heart happy. I really loved writing Natalie and the Nerd and it was a fun, sometimes heart-wrenching story to write.

You can find it on Amazon in eBook or paperback, which is only $7.99! And it's also on Kindle Unlimited!

As I gear up for my summer writing plans (see upcoming blog post), I wanted to share my favorite Instagram photos of Natalie and the Nerd! I love love love when people get creative when taking book photos. #Bookstagram is probably my favorite thing about social media!

Here are some of my favorites:

Taking part in my first ever #bookstagram blitz for Natalie and the Nerd by @writeamysparling. This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read my copy! Thanks to @lolasblogtours for letting me be part of this. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Natalie’s school work is the last priority on her long list of things to worry about. Since her parent’s divorce, her mom’s boutique—their only source of income—is about to go under, and Natalie spent all summer and most of her senior year trying to save the little shop. Now that she’s in danger of failing high school, the assistant principal (who happens to be her evil step mother) is making Natalie join daily tutoring sessions with Jonah Garza, the school’s valedictorian.  Taking math lessons from the rich nerdy boy is the last thing Natalie wants to do, but Jonah needs these community service hours to get into Harvard, so he’s not going to give up on her. In addition to working at the boutique and studying with Jonah, Natalie’s lifelong crush just started paying attention to her. She’s being pulled in so many directions, she doesn’t think to question why the son of the biggest business mogul in town is suddenly trying to win her affections.  When her crush betrays her and the store goes into foreclosure, Natalie has to choose between fighting harder to keep her mom’s dream alive, or fighting to pass high school and start a future of her own. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can find Natalie and the Nerd on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/sho34927436-natalie-and-the-nerd  And Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natalie-Nerd-Amy-Sparling-ebook/dp/B071KYT74P/ #NATNGiveaway #bookblitz #bookstagramblitz #bookblogger
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I love this picture so much! (And I think I need one of those cinnamon candles!) Thanks @dreamlandteenagefantasy @Regrann from @dreamlandteenagefantasy - . Hiya bookworms! . . I'm really excited to be participating in my first bookstagram blitz for Natalie and the Nerd by @writeamysparling organized by Lolas blog you're (blurb attached below). I received an ARC of the book and I'm so excited to be starting it, considering I'm a sucker for romance and all 😂 . . This is a long overdue post but I want to thank waxwickwonder for the cinnamon scented soy candle! It smelled heavenly! . . 👓 BLURB: 👓 Natalie’s school work is the last priority on her long list of things to worry about. Since her parent’s divorce, her mom’s boutique—their only source of income—is about to go under, and Natalie spent all summer and most of her senior year trying to save the little shop. Now that she’s in danger of failing high school, the assistant principal (who happens to be her evil step mother) is making Natalie join daily tutoring sessions with Jonah Garza, the school’s valedictorian. Taking math lessons from the rich nerdy boy is the last thing Natalie wants to do, but Jonah needs these community service hours to get into Harvard, so he’s not going to give up on her. In addition to working at the boutique and studying with Jonah, Natalie’s lifelong crush just started paying attention to her. She’s being pulled in so many directions, she doesn’t think to question why the son of the biggest business mogul in town is suddenly trying to win her affections. When her crush betrays her and the store goes into foreclosure, Natalie has to choose between fighting harder to keep her mom’s dream alive, or fighting to pass high school and start a future of her own. . . First impressions aren't always the right impressions. NATN is available now! . . PS. I'm really happy of how this picture turned out! 😂 - #regrann
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Do you love #Bookstagram as much as I do? Let me know your favorite bookish accounts in the comments!

01 June 2017

Epic Summer Giveaway!


Summer is officially here! I've teamed up with 8 Young Adult authors to host this amazing summer giveaway that will run the entire month of June.

Here's what one lucky winner will get:
  • 9 Signed Paperback books + swag from these authors:
    Linda Budzinski - The Boyfriend Whisperer
    Natalie Decker - Rival Love
    Jennifer DiGiovanni - My Senior Year of Awesome
    Cassandra Giovanni - Out of Beat
    Deirdre Riordan Hall - Chasing Days
    Rebekah L. Purdy - Incriminating Dating
    Amy Sparling - Natalie and the Nerd
    Patricia B. Tighe - Life in the No-Dating Zone
    Cheyanne Young - The Breakup Support Group
  • A $10 Starbucks Gift card + a bottle of nail polish (donated by Natalie Decker)
  • A $10 Amazon Gift Card (will be emailed to the winner)
  • A Cute Heart Books tote bag for all your summer book needs
  • A signed poster by Rebekah L. Purdy
  • Lots of swag!


SEE BELOW TO ENTER:


19 May 2017

Enter to win 3 signed paperbacks by Amy Sparling

Because I love you guys, I'm running a summer giveaway! See the form below to enter to win 3 signed paperbacks of the Immortal Mark series, a teen paranormal romance. If you've already signed up for my newsletter, just enter your email address in the box on the form. You don't have to sign up twice. :)

Please tell everyone you know! This giveaway runs until July 30th.


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17 May 2017

Read the first 2 Chapters of Natalie and the Nerd + a preorder giveaway!

You can now read the first 2 chapters of my new book Natalie and the Nerd on Wattpad before it's released on 5/30/2017!

I'm also doing a last minute pre-order giveway. If you preorder Natalie and the Nerd and email me proof of purchase (copy your receipt, take a screenshot, etc) to admin @ amysparling.com (take out the spaces), I will send you a special edition signed Natalie and the Nerd bookmark, plus a few bookmarks from my other books and from other authors.

Sound fun? Here's the pre-order link:




See below to read the first two chapters on Wattpad:


16 May 2017

Amy's Favorite books - May

It's time for another round of books I love and want to share with the world. Are you getting your summer book list ready? Here are some great options to load onto your Kindle! (You can thank me later)

ALTERATIONS by Stephanie Scott



At the time of this blog post, the eBook is on sale for only 99 cents!! Get on it! 

As Liam and Amelia get closer, Ethan realizes that this newly confident, stylish girl may be the one for him after all . . . even though he has a reality TV star girlfriend he conveniently keeps forgetting about. The "new and improved" Amelia soon finds herself in between two brothers, a whole lot of drama, and choice she never dreamed she'd have to make.


ZENN DIAGRAM by Wendy Brant



An irresistible novel about math and romance, with a hint of the paranormal.

Being a math genius is not exactly a ticket to popularity for seventeen-year-old Eva. Even worse, whenever she touches another person or their belongings, she gets glimpses of their emotions, secrets and insecurities, making her keep her distance from everyone. So when Eva realizes she can touch Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist, without getting visions — only sparks — she finds herself drawing closer to him. But then she discovers the history that links them, and the truth threatens to tear the two apart.



ANY BOY BUT YOU by Julie Hammerle




The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect.
When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is.

ALWAYS YOU by Kirsty Moseley



Riley Tanner has a best friend, the best friend a girl could ask for. He’s supportive, loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind, and thoughtful. He’s also the biggest player in school.

Their relationship has always been easy and affectionate, but after Riley’s month long vacation, things become a little strange. She starts to look at him in ways that go way beyond the ‘friend zone’. Add in her best friend’s rival, and things become a whole lot more complicated.



Let me know what you think of these books! do you have any books you're looking forward to reading? Tell me in the comments!


06 May 2017

Summer Alone on Wattpad

Hey everyone! I'm super excited to announce that I'm finally getting back into Wattpad! I started it a couple of years ago and then kind of forgot about it. Not anymore! Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting new stories and chapter previews from my upcoming novels!

I recently added the entire Summer Alone book, which is the first part of the Summer Series! Check it out below:

04 May 2017

WHO SHE WAS by Stormy Smith

Who She Was is full of rich, small details that bring the characters to life...A deft, emotionally resonant tale about family, love, music, and finding oneself.” - Kirkus Reviews


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WHO SHE WAS is many things. It’s a friends to lovers story. It’s a hate to love story. It’s a story of how life is shades of gray amidst the seemingly endless rainbow of everyone else’s world.


Who She Was takes you down the path of childhood best friends separated by tragedy and reunited only to find themselves drawn to safety the other represents, even while it threatens their very existence.


Right now you can read Who She Was for just 99 cents. So take a spin through the first chapter and hopefully, you’ll join in for the rest of the story.


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Who She Was by Stormy Smith


Chapter One
Charlie


August


“Are you guys ready for this?”


The overly-excited frat boy in charge yelled into the microphone and the backyard of the Sigma Alpha house hit deafening levels. Inside their dingy kitchen, I shared a wary look with a few of the Kappa pledges.


“As much fun as we’re already having tonight, it’s about to get real! The fifth annual dating auction is about to start. That means the only thing standing between you and a hot little sorority pledge is your parents’ money!”


A petite redhead who barely looked fifteen, let alone eighteen, drew back the curtain of the kitchen window to peek out as he continued and then giggled.


“I can’t believe rush week is finally here and tonight is the auction!” She actually clapped her hands together and I forced my eyes not to disappear into the back of my head. “I hope Austin bids on me,” she gushed. “He’s so hot.”


“And you will be yet another notch on his freshman bedpost,” I muttered before I could stop myself. The girl behind me in line stifled a chuckle, and I smiled knowing there was someone else who understood how absurd this was.


“Your mom was a Kappa, too?” She asked.


I nodded. The line of sorority pledges filed forward through the kitchen to the back door as the emcee announced the next piece of meat up for bid. I kept my eyes forward and not on the half-filled keg cups and ripped open chip bags.


“Can you believe we have to go through with this just to pledge?” The girl twisted a piece of her hair and I didn’t miss the fear that flashed in her eyes. “The worst part was when I told my mom, she was actually excited.”


We took another step forward as I shook my head in disbelief. I hadn’t bothered to even tell my mother since it wouldn’t have mattered. Getting in was all she was worried about and Katie was the only one who ever mattered to her.


Then, I was next. I swallowed down my own anxiety and pressed my sweating palms down my skirt. It was tight and high-waisted, and my heels were higher than I was comfortable with.
Katie would have loved me in it.


I missed my Chucks.
My name came over the crackling sound system and I felt warm fingers encircle my own.


“You’ll do great, Charlotte,” she encouraged. I hadn’t even bothered to ask her name and she’d been astute enough to pluck mine from the bio being read to the crowd. I gave her a tight-lipped smile and returned the gesture even though I wanted to yank my hand from hers and wipe it off again.


I pushed through the torn screen door and pulled the humid August air into my lungs as I straightened my posture and put one foot in front of the other. My smile was so automatic it didn’t matter that I didn’t feel it anywhere but the shift in my cheeks—not too much teeth to seem fake, just enough for no one to ever think anything was wrong.


The emcee’s voice was lost in the cat calls. I heard bids of anywhere from five dollars to twenty as they commented on my rack or how my long hair would come in handy. My fingers tapped out a familiar rhythm onto my hip, one that I refused to acknowledge, but it was the only way I could keep circling the rickety stage.


I had to get into this sorority. It was what she wanted. It wasn’t optional.


“Two hundred and fifty dollars.” His voice silenced the crowd.


My smile didn’t waver as I let out a longer exhale and thanked whoever he was while also praying he wasn’t a psycho.


A sweaty, drunk guy helped me off the stage, and I was thankful when my heels sunk slightly into the ground because it was over and all the attention shifted to the next piece of cattle. I followed the turning heads in the direction of my bidder, who was still lost in the crowd.


The crowd shifted as their attention focused back on the next pledge up for bid. The light from the porch found him and he stood facing me, clearly waiting. For a split second, time stopped.
He smirked, catching my pause. The baby-face Trevor had the last time I saw him was gone. Instead, angular features and questioning eyes stared back at me.


I wanted to spin on my heel and run the other direction. Trevor was the slip knot of my life. The carefully intertwined ropes I’d wrapped around the person I used to be — the one he alone had understood and yet still abandoned — could be unraveled with one tug. He could destroy me and everything I’d done to atone for my mistake.


No one knew what I’d done. How it was all my fault. I’d never told anyone so he couldn’t know. It was a secret I desperately wanted to share so I no longer had to bear it alone, but knew I couldn’t.


“Fancy meeting you here, Charlie,” Trevor said as he pushed his thick-rimmed glass up his nose, failing to convince me he was any more comfortable with our impromptu reunion than I was.


I didn’t need him anymore. He was the who’d disappeared and left me all alone. It didn’t matter that he was the one who knew the rhythm I tapped out to get through the worst of times. Or that in an instant I remembered what real laughter felt like and the feel of ivory under my fingertips. It couldn’t matter. Not anymore.


I charged forward, auto-smiled and played the part I’d cast for myself.


“Charlotte,” I stated. “My name is Charlotte.”


If you’re ready to spend 99 cents to find out what happens next, click here. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Full book synopsis: Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget.


Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor is relentless in his pursuit of the girl he once knew.


Charlotte (Charlie) Logan is broken. Under her perfectly-crafted exterior are the shards of a shattered heart. A handful of angry words changed her life completely and Charlie’s never been able to forgive herself for the truth she’s hidden from everyone.


While Trevor pushes Charlie to remember the music that lit her soul and the laughter they shared, they find themselves reverting to a banter-filled rhythm that feels all too familiar, yet different now. When Trevor’s own secrets come to light, it becomes clear he and Charlie both must face their tragic pasts if they have any hope at a future together.




Author bio: Stormy Smith calls Iowa’s capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her.


When she isn’t working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy’s favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband, twin sons or girlfriends.


Find Stormy Smith:


02 May 2017

Cover Reveal ~TIDE~ By Deirdre Riordan Hall

Today is the cover reveal for Tide by Deirdre Riordan Hall. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Nova Book Covers.



TideTide (The Sea & Sand series #1)

By Deirdre Riordan Hall

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: May 16, 2017



Blurb:

Never trust a mermaid's kiss.



Tyler McColdrum has a bright future on the professional surfing circuit until his father tragically dies at sea. Unable to pay the bills, Tyler and his mother leave California and move to his late grandfather's cottage in Land's End, Maine—a world away from the life he's known. Not even the stormy Atlantic can douse Tyler's surf stoke, but when mariners go missing off the coast, legends as old as the sea itself suggest something lurks beneath the surface. As the police investigate, his friend Kiwa—the only female surfer for miles—indicates there's more to the McColdrum family history than blood and bone.



Amara is a beautiful mermaid, a mero, who wants a life on land away from her sinister sisters. As charming as mero are, with musical voices and a tempting gaze, they're also brutal and cruel, stealing the souls of sailors. As Initiation nears, Amara learns Poseidon selected her as consort and her desperation for freedom increases. When Tyler encounters Amara, he falls hard for her. The ocean is no longer safe for him, but he trusts their love can overcome her mero nature. As locals and officials wage war against the sea, trying to keep mariners safe, Tyler and Amara struggle with how to protect each other.



With one foot in the sand and the other in the sea, Tyler must choose love or the surf as the tide quickly rises.




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Deirdre Riordan HallAbout the Author:

Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of the young adult bestsellers, Sugar and Pearl along with women's fiction. When she's not writing, she's probably surfing or in pursuit of magic. She also has a healthy case of wanderlust, loves chips and salsa, and dreams about learning no less than three languages. Join her monthly newsie.



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21 April 2017

Natalie and the Nerd Cover Reveal


Introducing Natalie and the Nerd

I'm so happy to share the cover reveal of my next book with you! If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen it, and I had a lot of fun revealing the cover in pieces this week! (If you don't follow me on Instagram, here's the link: https://www.instagram.com/writeamysparling )

This book is a sweet YA romance, but it also has some more character depth and struggles with Natalie as she goes through senior year trying to fix everything that's gone wrong in her life. I hope to have this book released by the end of May, maybe sooner! I've been very busy with my pen name lately so it's taking me longer to write books for this name, but don't worry, my "One book a month" goal is still on track! 

You can find more about Natalie and the Nerd below, and make sure to add it to Goodreads


Natalie’s school work is the last priority on her long list of things to worry about. Since her parent’s divorce, her mom’s boutique—their only source of income—is about to go under, and Natalie spent all summer and most of her senior year trying to save the little shop. Now that she’s in danger of failing high school, the assistant principal (who happens to be her evil step mother) is making Natalie join daily tutoring sessions with Jonah Garza, the school’s valedictorian. 

Taking math lessons from the rich nerdy boy is the last thing Natalie wants to do, but Jonah needs these community service hours to get into Harvard, so he’s not going to give up on her. In addition to working at the boutique and studying with Jonah, Natalie’s lifelong crush just started paying attention to her. She’s being pulled in so many directions, she doesn’t think to question why the son of the biggest business mogul in town is suddenly trying to win her affections. 

When her crush betrays her and the store goes into foreclosure, Natalie has to choose between fighting harder to keep her mom’s dream alive, or fighting to pass high school and start a future of her own.