Book Trailer: Future Perfect by Jen Larsen

Ashley Maria Perkins.
50 pounds for a trip to Disneyland.

Ashley Maria Perkins.
75 pounds for a shopping trip in Paris.

Ashley Maria Perkins.
80 pounds for a new car.

Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother. Pretty standard, right? But like clockwork, every year, Ashley's card also contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness.

Ashley doesn't think there's anything wrong with the way she looks. She knows exactly how she fits into her life, wide hips and all. But no amount of arguing can persuade her grandmother that "fat" isn't a dirty word—that Ashley is happy with her life, and her body, as it is.

But Ashley wasn't counting on having her dreams served up on a silver platter at her latest birthday party. She falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she's always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University.

Ashley wants it—she can't deny it. But their annual negotiation has upped its stakes—Grandmother wants her to get weight-loss surgery in return for the money.

As Ashley grapples with the choice that little white card has given her, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. They all believe that Ashley could be her best self if she would just listen to them. But what's a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her?

Jen Larsen is the author of the widely acclaimed adult memoir Stranger Here: How Weight-Loss Surgery Transformed My Body and Messed with My Head, which chronicles her own real-life journey with weight-loss surgery. Future Perfect is her first work of fiction.

Win a Kindle Fire HD & Six Free Books!

I'm very excited to tell about a giveaway promoting a new young adult dark fantasy series called Grauwelt and its first installment, The Sword and Its Servant by Victor Salinas.

The links between the Nine Worlds of Creation are deteriorating. The Gates to the Underworld are closed. A veil of shadow shrouds all the land. Rumors of a dead savior reemerge.

Einsa finds herself without memory of her past and her origin, held prisoner by the Löwa, a species of warped monsters bent on using the Children of Mann for their horrendous experiments.

She and her companions are merely lab rats waiting to be plucked by their captors—until they decide to make their escape.

But the world Einsa finds outside the prison walls is just as horrifying as the one she left behind.

Her only hope for survival in the fallen world that awaits her rests with Klinde, an ancient and infamous warrior who is just as cunning and bloodthirsty as the enemy.

The Sword and Its Servant is a tale of a girl trapped between two evils.

Who can she trust?

One grand prize winner will receive a 7" Kindle Fire HD loaded with a copy of The Sword and Its Servant as well as a hard copy of the book signed by the author, Victor Salinas.

Details on the Kindle Fire HD:
  • Beautiful 7" HD display with over a million pixels (216 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • Battery life: 8 hours mixed use
  • Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions: 7.5" X 5.0" X 0.4" (191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
  • Weight: 11.9 oz (337 grams)

Five runners up will each receive a signed hard copy of The Sword and Its Servant.

All you have to do to enter:
  • Enter your email address here!
  • The winners will be announced October 17th!
  • Giveaway is open to residents of the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada & Australia!

Special Bonus: Everyone that enters will receive a free eBook preview of The Sword and Its Servant emailed to them immediately!


Blog Tour: Fighting to Breathe by Aurora Rose Reynolds Excerpt + Giveaway

Meet Lea & Austin in this amazing love story!

**10 cents from every book sold will be donated to fighting cancer one chapter at a time**


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Lea Lamb and Austin Wolf were young when they fell in love. They never imagined the future could hold anything other than together-forever.

When Lea's father dies in a tragic fishing accident, she's crushed under the weight of her grief and catches a glimpse of another type of future, one she knows she's not strong enough to face.
Austin is angry. For the past fifteen years, he's believed the woman he loved with every ounce of his soul left him without so much as a backwards glance.

When Lea unexpectedly returns to their hometown, all the years of heartache inside Austin bubbles to the surface and presents itself as blinding rage.

Faced with the truth about the past, a newly discovered secret, these former lovers will learn that if they want to have any chance at the future they'd given up on all those years ago, they will have to rescue one another from drowning in pain so debilitating it will leave them both fighting to breathe.


"CAN WE STOP by the liquor store on the way to dinner?" Mom asks from the passenger seat of my car.

“Should you be drinking?” I frown then turn onto the main road—well, really the only road in town.

"What's it going to do, kill me?" she jokes, making me inhale a sharp breath. "Honey," she says quietly, and I look at her briefly, wondering how the hell she can be so casual about this. "I'm dying. When it will happen, only the good Lord knows, but it is happening, and there is nothing you or I can do about it. I have made my peace with it, and I want you to do the same." She reaches over to pat my thigh.

"Make peace with it?" I repeat, shaking my head in disbelief.

"Yes, make peace with it. If you think about it, I'm lucky. I know I'm going to die. I know that sooner rather than later God is going to come take me home, and when he does, I will be ready. I will have had a chance to say goodbye to the people I care about and right any wrongs I've caused. I'm lucky, honey."

"What about me?" I wring my hands on the steering wheel, feeling my chest get tight as I fight back tears.

"I love you, honey. I loved you before you were even a sparkle in my eye, and I will always be with you. I know this isn't easy for you. I know there are going to be a lot of tears shed, but we're lucky, honey."

I press my lips together to keep from saying something I might regret. I'm not lucky; in fact, I'm unlucky to the tenth power. How many people have I lost, how many people do I have to loose before it's enough.

"Oh look! Sheryl!" She yells, pulling me from my thoughts as she reaches over, pressing the horn on my steering wheel while her other hand shoots across me so she can wave out my window. Looking to where she's waving my heart begins to beat wildly against my ribcage when I see not Sheryl, but Austin walking into one of the many bars that litter Main Street, only it's not just Austin—it's him and a woman with her arm wrapped around the back of his waist as he holds the door open for her.

Even from the distance separating us, my lungs compress at the beauty that is him. The years have been good to him. His hair is still shaggy, only now a little lighter; his face is tan and covered in a beard that makes his crystal blue eyes stand out even more. My eyes travel from his face to his torso, which is covered in a dark green thermal that shows off the muscles of his arms, chest, and tapered waist, then down to his denim-covered thighs. When my gaze sweeps back up, his eyes are on me, and I see them crinkle in confusion then realization that soon turns into anger.

"You missed the liquor store," my mom complains as I speed up.

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.


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