#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.

Ebook Cover:


Print Cover

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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Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt

This summer I'm am participating author in the Night Owl Reviews Summer Fun Scavenger Hunt. There are TONS of amazing authors and books to be discovered... and LOADS of great gift baskets to be won! Check it out! More info in the right sidebar!


Yesterday (Saturday, June 7) I took off my "author hat" - and put on my "fangirl" hat - and attended the Nashville Author Event. Held at the Musicians Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville, it was an absolutely FABULOUS event! My bestie, Glenda, and I enjoyed the day so much that we felt like college girls again. Until this morning (Sunday, June 8), when I woke up with quite a large "fun hangover". If you're unfamiliar with that term, it means a 40 year-old woman who fangirled all day like a 20 year old. No alcohol was involved, although there was some really yummy coffee, delicious lunch, and sweet dessert from the Frothy Monkey coffee shop. Followed by several hours of book/reader/author/musician HEAVEN. Despite my body reminding me the following morning me that it isn't 20 anymore, I wouldn't trade a moment of our spectacular girls' day out!

There were SO many highlights during the course of the day, not the least of which was meeting a super nice lady from Evansville, Indiana as we stood in line to register and meet the authors. We had such great conversations as we waited for the line to move, but somehow, I forgot to get her name. Terrible manners, I know. I think the heat in the place was affecting my brain (because, GEEZ, was it hot in there)! I did however manage to give her my web address, so if you are reading this and you are the nice lady from Evansville, please be sure to email me at amybdurham@gmail.com so we can stay in touch! And I hope you and your husband enjoyed the rest of your stay in Nashville!

Below are a few pictures of the rest of the highlights of the day. These are all SLAMMING AWESOME New Adult authors that I highly recommend - to readers 17/18 and over. 

My FAVES of hers: "Maybe Someday" & "Hopeless"
(both of which I stayed up WAY past my normal bedtime to finish!)

Me with Cora Carmack
Can't wait to read her new college football book, "All Lined Up"

Me with Jay Crownover
LOVE her "Marked Men" series

Also at the event was musician Griffin Peterson and his band. He partnered with Colleen Hoover on the book "Maybe Someday". The two main characters in that book are musicians who wind up writing songs together. Throughout the course of the book, you see their love develop in the lyrics they write together. I LOVED this book, but what made it even cooler was the fact that the songs the two characters wrote together weren't just words on the page... they were available on iTunes (and other places)! Griffin's work on the music to go along with this book is just fantastic. It's the kind of "groove" I really like these days - folky/bluesy rock. I've recommended it to several people already, but after seeing him perform live, I'll recommend it even more! Here's a snapshot of him during the performance, and one of me with him and the band - Griffin on the far right. (Again... reminding myself that I am 40, not 20!)

And finally... a shot of my lovely Hazelnut White Mocha and Peach Hand Pie at the Frothy Monkey. If you're even in downtown Nashville, check them out. Local ingredients, lots of breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections, and a really cool vibe!

And now... to continue my recovery, so that some time down the road I can do it all over again!

Happy reading and writing!

#SnippetSunday - ASHER'S MARK (#NA #Romance)

Welcome back to another Snippet Sunday! It's a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend here in KY, and I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying this weekend as well.

Today's excerpt again comes from my current work-in-progress, ASHER'S MARK. My last snippet was in Asher's point of view, as he decided to draw something special for Grace before he leaves to go away to college. So, for today, I thought I'd give you a bit of Grace's point of view from the scene when Asher gives her the drawing. You get a description of PART of the drawing, but not the whole thing. Grace figures out later that the drawing holds far more meaning than she originally thought, and it helps bring about the resolution at the end of the book. So... you only get HALF of the drawing described today! Don't want to ruin the surprise!


The picture reveals itself slowly, and as the last edge unrolls, it's all my eyes can do to take in the beauty of it. 
"Asher," I say softly, as my lungs struggle to take in enough oxygen. "Wow." 
It's me. The entire left side of the drawing is me. He captured me from the shoulders up, my face turned to the side. My gaze is fixed on something far away... something I long for... something I love. It's the exact way I feel in my heart every time I look at Asher. 
And he's captured it perfectly, even though he knows none of what I feel.

Check back regularly for more snippets, and watch for the release date (which I hope will be before the end of summer). Hopefully you'll want to read the book to find out what's on the RIGHT side of that drawing and what it all means!

In the meantime, all my other books are ON SALE through Monday, for only 99 CENTS each. Not to mention there's also a permanently-free short story! So... if you're looking for bargain books this holiday weekend, click HERE and check them out!

Happy reading & writing!