Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author


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True Colors cover reveal by Melissa Pearl!

Lookie at Melissa Pearl’s new cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? Congrats, Melissa!

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BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

True Colors by Melissa Pearl 
Publication date: February 16th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Synopsis:
Caitlyn Davis always cruised through life, not being the type to ruffle feathers or involve herself in high school drama…until a chance encounter with a strange, homeless man changes everything.

Suddenly, Caitlyn has the ability to see behind people’s masks. She discovers that her life isn’t as simple as she imagined and her high school is filled with secrets…some very sinister ones.

Unable to ignore her new gift, Caitlyn embarks on a mission to learn why one of her friends now appears terrified, but masks her fear behind a bright, smiling veneer. Will Caitlyn’s new ability lead her into hot water? Or is her new found vision a blessing that will expose her friends’ true colors?

Her quest will lead Caitlyn to lose friends, stand up for those in need, and even find love.

At Palisades High School every face tells a story…

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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has produced four more books and has a YA fantasy trilogy coming out this year. Unknown and Unseen (The Elements Trilogy) out now!

“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”.
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New paranormal YA from Melissa Pearl

 
BEYOND
(A Betwixt Novella #1.5) (Betwixt Series)
 
 
Book Description:
 
Have you ever been so in love with someone, but not had the courage to tell them?
Nicole Tepper is that girl. She loves her boyfriend Dale, but fearing rejection, keeps her feelings buried deep. She can’t even let on how heartbroken she is when Dale begins applying for colleges thousands of miles away from her; never even whispering a word about how much she wishes he would stay close.
But, when Dale is rejected from Colombia University in NYC, due to a police report that follows him wherever he goes, Nicole soon discovers that love can drive her to do things she never thought possible.
There’s more than one way to say, I love you and Nicole Tepper is about to prove to Dale that she loves him beyond all common sense.
 
Add BEYOND to your Goodreads TBR List
Cover Designs By: Eden Crane Design
 
Edited By: Allison from Potter’s Copy Editing Services 
 
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AUTHOR BIO:
 
“I used to be a full time teacher (11-13 year olds) then I became a full time mother. During that time I also found my passion for writing. Over the last ten years I have been studying the craft and putting myself out there.
My first trilogy came out in November, 2011. It has been a wild ride swimming in this indie river and I have loved so much of it. I have learned so many amazing things and met so many great people. It has totally solidified the fact I want to be a writer for as long as I possibly can!
I now have five books published and am working on a new YA Fantasy trilogy for 2013. I am having so much fun with it and can’t wait to share it with everybody.
I am from New Zealand, but am currently living in China with my husband and two sons. It has been a culture shock, but it’s pretty cool living in such a different country.” ~Melissa Pearl
 
 
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Indie Inked Mother’s Day Giveaway

 

 

Hey, for those of you who don’t know, I belong to a totally awesome YA/NA group of writers called Indie Inked and we’re giving away some cool swag plus a $50 gift card to Amazon or Bath and Body Works. Winner’s choice!  Plus, we’re also giving away prize packs: free downloads of some awesome books. To enter, click here.

 

Prize Pack One:

 

PLUS… swag from Julia Crane, Tara West, J.A. Huss and Alexia Purdy AND a $50 Voucher for Bath and Body Works or Amazon – your choice.

 

 

 

Prize Pack 2

 

 

 

PLUS… swag from Heidi McLaughlin, Angela Orlowski-Peart, Cambria Hebert and L.P. Dover AND a $50 Voucher for Bath and Body Works or Amazon – your choice. Since I am totally lame and can’t figure out how to put a rafflecopter on my site, to enter the giveaway, click HERE.


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YAlicious April book giveaway!

Hey, everyone! I’m one scene away from finishing book five in my Whispers Series. Squeee!!! Sorry I haven’t been around much. Now you know why.Expect book five, Sophie’s Secret Crush, out in May.

In the meantime, YA licious is giving away several book download prize packs. My Whispers series is included. Enter HERE for your chance to win one of several great prizes!

Prize Pack 1

Prize Pack 2

Prize Pack 3

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Help Author Melissa Pearl support a worthwhile cause

Betwixt coverMelissa Pearl is raising funds to support Love146, a charity that is working to end the trafficking and exploitation of children around the world. $1 of every Betwixt sale will go towards supporting this group – http://www.love146.org

For the last 10 days of March, Betwixt is on sale on all Amazon stores. Click HERE to purchase for just 1.99 and help support a worthwhile cause.

“Gripping and evocative. A dark tale that strikes close to your heart, rekindling hope and faith” T. G. Ayer – Author of The Valkyrie Novels

Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. 

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it’s too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?

 

 


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New YA paranormal release, Betwixt by Melissa Pearl

It’s finally here! The new haunting paranormal YA by Melissa Pearl! Don’t you just love that cover?

Beautiful, wild-chid Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. 
Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.
Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it’s too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?
Buy Betwixt on Amazon US and UK.
Soon to be available at Barnes and Noble, iTunes and other ebook retailers.

“Penny. Amber.” I walk next to my friends. “Why aren’t you guys worried? What if Trent’s lying? How did I end up in the forest? Please, someone, hear me.”

“What if she’s not shopping?” Penny drops her books on the big library table. At least she looks a little worried.

Thank you. Finally.

“Maybe she’s run away. She’s been threatening to do it for months.” Amber pulls out a chair. “Trent did say she was acting weird last night. Maybe when he dropped her off she collected her stuff and left?”

“What’s the bet some studly picked her up and they’re now getting married in Vegas.”

Everyone laughs at Matt’s joke.

“Maybe some trucker kidnapped her and she’s locked in the back with a trailer load of livestock.” Amber giggles.

“Why would that be funny?” My voice punches out in harsh syllables.

“Maybe she’s on a bus to New York. Hashtag, Nicole makes a break for it.” Penny smiles.

“Penny, not you too. I haven’t run away.” I throw my bag on the table. “You guys!”

“Maybe she’s dead.” The table goes silent at Lauren’s casual statement. They all look at her then at each other… then all start cracking up.

“Why are you guys laughing? I’m not dead. I’M NOT DEAD.” I scream.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see a head pop up from a book and look around the room as if he just heard something.

“I’m not dead.” I yell across the room.

He flinches, lowers his book and looks straight at me.

I wince.

Dale Finnigan.

Un-freaking-believable.

In other news, the Curse of the Ice Dragon GoodReads book giveaway ends in less than 24 hours! Click here to enter to win one of six signed books!  

The Hunter’s Curse…

To the hunter who reaps his fill of kill

And nary none from need

Beware the beast who wakens to feast

On avarice and greed