The "Vibe" of ASHER'S MARK

I want to take a few moments to tell you a little about ASHER’S MARK. Not necessarily about the storyline or about how swoon-worthy Asher is (and trust me… he IS swoon-worthy), but about the “vibe” I’ve attempted to achieve in the book.

New Adult fiction is all the rage right now, and I’ll admit it… I’m a BIG fan. I think New Adult authors are bridging a gap that had existed within the book industry and meeting the reading desires and needs of those individuals in that “transitional period” between high school and adulthood. Great children’s literature and young adult fiction has always been plentiful, and as an avid reader, middle school teacher, and a parent, I’ve always been grateful for that.

And because I’m a parent and a teacher, I tend to keep in mind the younger portion of my reading audience as I’m writing. As a reader, I enjoy a wide variety of fiction... from dark and gritty to sweet and heart-warming… from sexy and mature to youthful and innocent. But when I write, my voice - and the style that comes most natural to me - veers toward the sweet and youthful. And I’m okay with that. I’ve always wanted my writing to be something my kids can take to school, hold up to their teachers and their friends, and say, “My mom did this!” My oldest son is almost 16. My middle son is starting 6th grade, and my youngest is beginning 3rd grade. That they are proud to say “My Mom’s an author” is one of the greatest things about this journey.

So, even though ASHER’S MARK is a New Adult novel (for the bulk of the book, Grace is 18, and Asher is 20), it doesn’t carry a warning label indicating that readers should be over 17.  Like my Sky Cove stories and Dusk, the content in ASHER’S MARK is appropriate for tweens, teens, and adults of any age. That’s not to say that the characters are always perfect. Of course they’re not! They are flawed, and they make mistakes. They might curse on occasion. They make bad choices from time to time. They hurt one another at times. But you know what? That’s life. And more than anything, I want to write characters that experience all the highs and lows of life, while at the same time acting in ways that allow young readers to take the journey with them.

So… I hope you’ll take a chance on Asher & Grace. I love them so much, and I want the love they have for one another to touch your hearts the way it’s touched mine.

ASHER’S MARK will release on August 25. Until then, you can pre-order at B&N, iTunes, and Kobo for $2.99, which is $1 less than it will be on release day! Click HERE for pre-order links.

Happy reading & writing!

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Nook‬‪‎iTunes‬/iBooks‬, and Kobo‬ readers, ASHER'S MARK can now be PRE-ORDERED at $1 off! Pre-order today for a guaranteed price of $2.99 before the price goes up to $3.99!

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#CoverReveal - ASHER'S MARK - #NewAdult #Romance

I'm THRILLED to reveal the cover for ASHER'S MARK! It was created by the awesome Tracy Stewart at Simply Bookish. The original tattoo was drawn especially for Asher's arm by the multi-talented Teresa Reasor, an author, artist, and all around great friend.

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The "blurb":

Grace Ballard has been in love with Asher Howell for a long time. When she was sixteen, he became her hero, and she fell head over heels for the boy with a ring through his eyebrow, a big heart, and an unending sense of justice. But two years ago he left for college without a backward glance, leaving Grace to wonder if she'd imagined everything.

With no reason to wait for Asher to return, Grace moved on, and Asher's brother, Adam, stepped in to help her pick up the pieces. But Asher never left her thoughts... or her heart.

Now, two years later, tragedy brings Asher home and back into Grace's life. The boy who left her behind is now very much a man - a licensed tattoo artist, much to his parents' dismay, and still carrying a major torch for Grace. But two years apart has changed them both, and the things that happened during their separation may create a divide that can't be crossed.

Asher and his brother both left their mark on Grace's heart. Will Asher's be able to stand the test of time?

I hope you'll help spread the word about ASHER'S MARK! A late August release is planned, so if you have friends who enjoy New Adult Romance (without the 18 & over warning), point them here to take a look at this AMAZING cover!

Happy reading & writing everyone!

ALL BROKE DOWN by Cora Carmack #CoverReveal

We are so excited to get to share the cover for Cora Carmack's ALL BROKE DOWN today! A New Adult Contemporary Romance, and published by William Morrow-an imprint of HarperCollins, this is the second book in her Rusk University Series, and it is set to be released on October 28, 2014! But you can pre-order it NOW! Check out what it's about and then fall in love with this gorgeous cover! ABOUT ALL BROKE DOWN: In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one. Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause. Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help. Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.
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HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack: Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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