Sunday, December 20, 2015

REDEMPTION IS AVAILABLE!


















I'm so excited to announce that Redemption, the final book in The Sophisticates trilogy, is now available!

I can't explain how incredible it feels to finish this series and be able to share it with you. I hope the story surprises you, I hope the ending exceeds your expectations, and I hope you love the characters and their strengths and flaws as much as I do. Thank you for going on this journey with me and for all the support. It's amazing to know I'm living my dream because of readers like you.

I have a couple of exciting pieces of news to share with you to celebrate the release of Redemption, so please read through to the end to make sure you don't miss anything.


HERE'S WHERE TO BUY REDEMPTION:

Ebook:
• Amazon
(As of January 18, 2016, only available in ebook format on Amazon.)

The print version is available:
• Amazon
Barnes & Noble



ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE & $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

Please be sure to enter the Rafflecopter contest. It's easy to gain entries by sharing news about the release of Redemption on social media. And, if you've already read the books, you can gain extra entries by sharing your insider reader knowledge.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
THE FIRST TWO BOOKS ARE ON SALE!
DEVIATION IS FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME!
You can download Deviation for free from Amazon from Dec. 21-Dec. 25, 2015. Or, if you're a member of the KindleUnlimited program, Deviation is always free.

CONVICTION IS $.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME!
You can download Conviction for $.99 from Amazon from Dec. 20-Dec. 27, 2015. Or if you're a member of the KindleUnlimited program, Conviction is always free.


REDEMPTION SYNOPSIS
The hunted have become the hunters.

Cleo finally has the freedom that she’s always craved, but it’s come at a terrible price—the Program wants to terminate the Deviant Dozen and now she and her friends are on the run. To make matters worse, she’s finally learned to use her deviation—except when she’s around Ozzy. Even an innocent touch or kiss can cause her skills to spiral out of control. He’s the last person she’d ever want to hurt, but he’s also the one in the most danger if she can’t learn to master her skills and emotions. 


Ozzy’s duty has always been to protect the Dozen, but now he must make the difficult choice between laying low to stay safe or starting an all-out war so that the Dozen can truly be free. He knows that if they have any chance of outsmarting the Program, they’ll have to look for help in unlikely places—even if that means trusting their enemies.


Rune and the Others have always been anonymous, hiding in the shadows as they carried out acts of terror and revenge. That all changed the moment the Program discovered they existed. To survive, Rune and the Others will be forced to make an alliance that is just as likely to kill them as it is to save them.


Program officials are determined to erase their mistakes, but when they terrorize innocent civilians and Sophisticates in an effort to flush out the Dozen, they discover a harsh truth—the weapons they created are fighting back.


Put Redemption on your To-Read List.

Visit me on Goodreads to see all of my reviews. 
Check out my website for information on my books, giveaways, and other fun stuff.

Monday, November 2, 2015

THE PLEDGE IS ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME FOR ONLY $.99!

Are you looking for a fun read? The Pledge is on sale for only 99 cents! Due to my books being unrolled in the Kindle Unlimited program, this offer is only available on Amazon. Click on the picture below to get your copy! Sale will end this Saturday.




Thank you for reading and I hope you'll enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please consider leaving a review when you're finished reading. Reviews are incredibly important to indie authors.

Official blurb
 
Taren needs a do-over. She’s decided the best way to put the high school bullies behind her is to pledge a Taylor-Swift-lip-syncing, beer-guzzling, sorority. Sisterhood helps Taren find the acceptance she’s always craved, but not the love she needs.

Alec wants freedom. To escape his father’s iron fist and unrealistic expectations, he pledges a campus acrobatics club where he finds that drugs and alcohol aren't the only ways to get high. His addiction to danger helps him gain his independence, but it comes at a heavy price.

When the two cross paths, Alec fears his undeniable attraction to the party girl just might threaten everything he's worked so hard to earn. Taren hasn’t forgotten that Alec humiliated her back in high school, but she also can't deny the chemistry they share.

Alec and Taren have nothing in common, but fate is bound and determined to bring them together. They know falling in love is a risk, and yet it’s too hard to ignore. When their worlds clash and they both end up suffering, will they fight to stay together? Or are some pledges too hard to keep?
 

Visit Christine Manzari at www.christinemanzari.com

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

BOOK RELEASE — PLAYING WITH FIRE (#HACKER SERIES #1) BY SHERRY D. FICKLIN






Playing With Fire (#Hacker Series #1)
By Sherry D. Ficklin
Release Date 10/27/2015
Clean Teen Publishing
301 Pages

One brilliant young hacker.

One experimental government aircraft. 
One chance to keep it all from going up in flames. 

Still recovering from her troubled past, Farris is no stranger to change. But when the military transfers her father across the country to an experimental aircraft squadron, settling in to a new life is the least of her problems. As a series of apparent computer glitches threaten the security of the fleet and the blame falls on her father, she decides to put her computer skills to use digging up the truth. Soon she's drawn into the perilous world of a hacker who is determined to ground the fleet--at any cost.

When all signs lead to someone close to her as the mastermind, Farris will have to burn more than bridges to get to the truth. She will have to risk her fragile new life to uncover the identity of the cyber criminal before they can escalate from harmless tampering... to all out murder.

 Buy Links AmazonBarnes & NobleKobo Books | Smashwords | iBooks


                                                 Win A CTP eBook of Your Choice!!!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

                                                              About The Author




  Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.


Connect With Sherry Here
   
Facebook-Icon twitter-icon instagram

Thursday, October 15, 2015

COVER REVEAL– IN TOO DEEP BY SHERRY FICKLIN

Clean Teen Publishing is proud to present the cover for #Hacker: In Too Deep, the follow up to Sherry Ficklin's highly anticipated book #Hacker: Playing With Fire, releasing October 27, 2015.


One talented hacker. One dead body. One explosive secret.
When one reckless night leads Farris Barnett to the dead body of a classmate, she’s as willing as everyone else to write it off as a suicide. That is, until cryptic messages start coming in from someone who knows the truth, and they want Ferris on the case. Putting her hacker skills to work, she begins to unravel the life of a victim who might just have been the guiltiest of them all. Her personal life in turmoil, Farris turns to the only person she can trust to help her get to the bottom of things—a friend on the verge of becoming much more. Together, they confront a killer with a secret not even she could have decoded.
The biggest bombs, the ones that do the most damage, are the ones you never see coming.

Win a CTP eBook of Your Choice!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Start the Series!!!
Book 1: #Hacker: Playing With Fire Available 10/27/2015
 
 
One brilliant young hacker. One experimental government aircraft. One chance to keep it all from going up in flames.
Still recovering from her troubled past, Farris is no stranger to change. But when the military transfers her father across the country to an experimental aircraft squadron, settling in to a new life is the least of her problems. As a series of apparent computer glitches threaten the security of the fleet and the blame falls on her father, she decides to put her computer skills to use digging up the truth. Soon she’s drawn into the perilous world of a hacker who is determined to ground the fleet—at any cost.
When all signs lead to someone close to her as the mastermind, Farris will have to burn more than bridges to get to the truth. She will have to risk her fragile new life to uncover the identity of the cyber criminal before they can escalate from harmless tampering… to all out murder.
PreOrder Your Copy: Amazon |  Barnes & NobleKobo 


About The Author


  Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.
Connect With Sherry Here
   
Facebook-Icon twitter-icon instagram

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

HOLIDAYS WITH THE BELLES BOOK SIGNING!












I'm so excited to be included as one of the authors at Holidays with the Belles in Dallas, TX on January 9th, 2016. I will be there with my co-author, Laura Ward, signing books, meeting readers, and fangirling all over all the other amazing authors that will be in attendance.

ATTENDING AUTHORS:

Ashlyne Huff Revelette
Ashley Pullo
B.A. Wolfe
BN Toler
Brooke Cumberland
Brooklyn Taylor
Cassia Brightmore
Chelle Bliss
Cherrie Lynn
Christine Manzari
Claire Contreras
CM Foss
Cora Carmack
Colleen Hoover
Corinne Michaels
E.K. Blair
Ella James
Elle Brooks
Erin Noelle
Felicia Lynn
Harper Sloan
Hilaria Alexander
J. Daniels
Jillian Dodd
Kandi Steiner
Kathryn Andrews
Kathryn Perez
Kelly Rae
Kim Holden
Kindle Alexander
L.B. Simmons
Laura Ward
Leighton Riley
L.G. Pace III
Leslie Fear
Lori L. Otto
M.E. Carter
Maegan Abel
Megan Smith
Michelle Pace
Nikki Sparxx
Paige Weaver
R.E. Hunter
R.S. Grey
Rachel Blaufeld
Sara Ney
Sarah Dosher
Seth King
T.K. Rapp
T.N. Cole
Tillie Cole
Toni Aleo
Willow Aster
Yara Greathouse

THE DEETS:

Where is the signing located?
The signing will be held in the Cortez Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX.

What time is the signing?

Signing begins at 12:00 for all, and ends at 3:00 PM CST.

What are ticket prices and where do I buy them?

General Admission (12:00 PM – 3:00 PM) - $8.00
On sale now!

Are tickets refundable?

Yes, we'll be happy to refund your ticket for you, although we really hope we don’t have to!

Will tickets be available at the door?

Yes, feel free to come at the time of the signing to purchase a ticket.

Are we allowed to bring books from home?

Absolutely. Bring as many as you feel like. Remember - Some authors may have a limited amount of books with them, so make sure to bring the books you specifically want signed. 

MORE INFO:

Holidays With The Belles Website
Holidays With The Belles Facebook
Purchase Tickets

Visit me on Goodreads to see all of my reviews.
Check out my website for information on my books, giveaways, and other fun stuff.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

COVER REVEAL FOR THE PLEDGE!

I hope you love this lovely cover as much as I do! It's the first book in a new adult romance series that I co-wrote with my sweet friend, Laura Ward. The Pledge comes out July 27, 2015.

Can two people who are destined to be opposites ever find common ground?

SYNOPSIS:

Taren needs a do-over. She’s decided the best way to put the high school bullies behind her is to pledge a Taylor-Swift-lip-syncing, beer-guzzling, sorority. Sisterhood helps Taren find the acceptance she’s always craved, but not the love she needs.

Alec wants freedom. To escape his father’s iron fist and unrealistic expectations, he pledges a campus acrobatics club where he finds that drugs and alcohol aren't the only ways to get high. His addiction to danger helps him gain his independence, but it comes at a heavy price.

When the two cross paths, Alec fears his undeniable attraction to the party girl just might threaten everything he's worked so hard to earn. Taren hasn’t forgotten that Alec humiliated her back in high school, but she also can't deny the chemistry they share.

Alec and Taren have nothing in common, but fate is bound and determined to bring them together. They know falling in love is a risk, and yet it’s too hard to ignore. When their worlds clash and they both end up suffering, will they fight to stay together? Or are some pledges too hard to keep?


EXCERPT:

“I dreamt about this.” Alec dragged his fingertips down my neck and to my hair that lay splayed across his pillow. He leaned over me, and his weight rested on his forearms. “I pictured you just like this. Laying in my bed, your hair spread out on my pillow, your scent on my skin.” He swallowed, his Adam’s apple bobbing in his throat. “Your lips begging to be kissed.” Alec slipped his tongue along my lower lip. “I missed your taste. I missed…you, Taren.” He dipped his tongue inside my mouth, pulling me in for a deep, slow kiss.

The words coming from his lips were too much. I moaned into his mouth as emotion stung the corners of my eyes. He was hard as he pressed against me, and my eyelids fluttered shut as I lifted my hips into him. My hands ran all over his arms, and my fingers molded themselves to the muscles of his shoulders and back. I would never have enough time to feel him. Never.

Alec’s kisses were eager, his lips pressing against mine with such intensity I hardly had time to catch my breath. He moved down, trailing his lips along my neck until he reached my chest. Every place he left a kiss felt hot, and I felt flushed.

“I missed the way you tuck your hair behind your ear when you’re nervous.” His lips branded my right shoulder. “I missed the way you smile when you know you’re out-debating me.” His mouth traced the words into my skin before leaving a scorching touch on my rib cage. “I missed the way you can get lost in a book and fall into its pages.” His kiss settled between the swell of my breasts, and his breath feathered across my skin.

A tear rolled down my face as emotion overwhelmed me. I wasn’t just another body. He saw me. The real me.

He looked up and propped himself up on his elbow. He reached up and wiped the tear away with his thumb. He left his hand on my face and gazed down me. “What’s wrong?” His fingers stroked my cheek.

I closed my eyes, taking a deep, shaky breath. “I’m so happy we get a second chance.” Another tear escaped me, and his face pinched as he reached up to wipe that one away, too.

“Second chances don’t change the past. They just prove we can learn from our mistakes.” He pressed his face into my neck, his mouth just below my ear. “I’m not the same guy I was in high school. I’m going to prove that to you.”

Visit Christine Manzari at www.christinemanzari.com
Visit Laura Ward at www.laurawardauthor.com

Books by Laura Ward and Christine Manzari:


Monday, March 30, 2015

SWEET & SASSY MARCH MADNESS BOOK BOYFRIEND GIVEAWAY - WINNER!




















We started the month with 32 fabulous book boyfriends from our favorite authors. Thank you to everyone who voted in the contest! There were so many great characters to choose from and with over 11,000 votes in the final match, the results were only a few percent apart. We're overwhelmed by the participation and are so happy you joined us all month long. You can still scroll down and fill out your last minute entries for the $250 cash prize. The rafflecopter will be open through March 31, 2015.

And now onto the announcement....

Our winner is JARED TRENT from Until You by Penelope Douglas!



If you're dying for more Jared (and Tate), make sure you pre-order Aflame. It releases April 21. 2015.

SYNOPSIS:
The tables have turned. Now I have the power—and it’s his turn to beg…

Everyone wants to be me.

Maybe it’s the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don’t care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can’t stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name. 

I’m her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I’m surviving—something he thought I’d never do.

They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on T.V? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate? 

But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won’t be here. 

Tatum Brandt is gone. I’m someone new.


The rafflecopter giveaway will be open through March 31, 2015 for last minute entries. The winner we be announced April 1, 2015.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway hosted by Laura Ward (author of Not Yet and Past Heaven) and Christine Manzari (author of HookedDeviation, and Conviction). 

























Visit Laura Ward at www.laurawardauthor.com
Visit Christine Manzari at www.christinemanzari.com

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SWEET & SASSY MARCH MADNESS BOOK BOYFRIEND GIVEAWAY - FINALS!














Laura Ward (Sweet) and Christine Manzari (Sassy) are two authors who live near Baltimore, Maryland. To celebrate their recent February releases—Past Heaven and Hooked—Laura and Christine are hosting a March Madness style contest to honor their favorite new adult and contemporary romance books. And what better way than to have their favorite book boyfriends face off against one another? 

***Make sure you scroll down to vote for your favorite book boyfriend and to enter the rafflectopter giveaway.***

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY VOTED! Rush Finlay (Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines) is the winner of the second semifinal match!

This is our updated tourney bracket:
















We are now on to our FINAL match. If you need details on the voting schedule, rules, etc, visit the main post.
 

LET'S VOTE!

FINALS - voting ends March 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm, PST.

The competitors:

Jared Trent (Until You by Penelope Douglas)
vs.
Rush Finlay (Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines)















ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway hosted by Laura Ward (author of Not Yet and Past Heaven) and Christine Manzari (author of HookedDeviation, and Conviction). 





























Visit Laura Ward at www.laurawardauthor.com
Visit Christine Manzari at www.christinemanzari.com

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SWEET & SASSY MARCH MADNESS BOOK BOYFRIEND GIVEAWAY! SEMIFINAL #2
















Laura Ward (Sweet) and Christine Manzari (Sassy) are two authors who live near Baltimore, Maryland. To celebrate their recent February releases—Past Heaven and Hooked—Laura and Christine are hosting a March Madness style contest to honor their favorite new adult and contemporary romance books. And what better way than to have their favorite book boyfriends face off against one another? 

***Make sure you scroll down to vote for your favorite book boyfriend and to enter the rafflectopter giveaway.***

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY VOTED! 

Jared Trent (Until You by Penelope Douglas) is the winner of the first semifinal match and he will be in the FINALS!

This is our updated tourney bracket:



















We are now on to our second semifinal match. If you need details on the voting schedule, rules, etc, visit the main post.
 

LET'S VOTE!

SEMIFINAL #2 - voting ends March 28, 2015 at 9:59 pm, PST.

The competitors:

Rush Finlay (Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines)
vs.
Archer Hale (Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan)






ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So that's everything. Remember to come back and vote throughout the month!
Giveaway hosted by Laura Ward (author of Not Yet and Past Heaven) and Christine Manzari (author of HookedDeviation, and Conviction). 














Visit Laura Ward at www.laurawardauthor.com
Visit Christine Manzari at www.christinemanzari.com

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SWEET & SASSY MARCH MADNESS BOOK BOYFRIEND GIVEAWAY! SEMIFINAL #1


















Laura Ward (Sweet) and Christine Manzari (Sassy) are two authors who live near Baltimore, Maryland. To celebrate their recent February releases—Past Heaven and Hooked—Laura and Christine are hosting a March Madness style contest to honor their favorite new adult and contemporary romance books. And what better way than to have their favorite book boyfriends face off against one another? 

***Make sure you scroll down to vote for your favorite book boyfriend and to enter the rafflectopter giveaway.***

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY VOTED! 

We have our last Final Four member! Archer Hale (Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan) is the winner of bracket #4!

This is our updated tourney bracket:




















We are now on to our first semifinal match. If you need details on the voting schedule, rules, etc, visit the main post.


LET'S VOTE!

SEMIFINAL #1 - voting ends March 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm, PST.

The competitors:



Jared Trent (Until You by Penelope Douglas)
vs.
Cage York (While It Lasts by Abbi Glines)










ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So that's everything. Remember to come back and vote throughout the month!
Giveaway hosted by Laura Ward (author of Not Yet and Past Heaven) and Christine Manzari (author of HookedDeviation, and Conviction). 














Visit Laura Ward at www.laurawardauthor.com
Visit Christine Manzari at www.christinemanzari.com