Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Calling All Book Bloggers! Special Collection Announcement and Cover Reveal Sign Ups!



So, this is about to happen... 

Special Collection Announcement & Cover Reveal Sign-Up
Coming February 11th:
LOSING IT: A Collection of V-Cards
20 bestselling authors reveal what went on behind the curtain of your favorite YA novels


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FADE IN
 

We are releasing a 20 author collection titled LOSING IT on February 11th, 2105 with all new, EXCLUSIVE content.
 

These will be scenes--all based on previously published YA novels--that pick up where we so tortuously left off when our YA novel's love scene ended, was interrupted, or happened "off screen." A look at what went on after we faded to dark.
 

I am taking a scene from the Funeral Crashing series and this February I'm blowing the door wide open on it! Will it be Kait and Ethan? Ariel and Troy? Suzie and Kyle? Things are about to heat up!  
 

A hot collection requires a hot cover and we've got one designed by KILA Designs. The Sign-Up form is now up. We'd love to have book bloggers join in the January 14th Cover Reveal sign-up and help show off this exclusive collection.

Sign up below to be a part of the Cover Reveal!  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uJW3R6vZOEaXv5QKn5HX61wTdorx1S2pMNvYVsv931c/viewform

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Crashing Prom Book Blitz & Giveaway!!!!!


Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this blitz!


Crashing Prom Book blast blogs to check out!!!!!  Find out more about Crashing Prom AND enter the blitzwide GIVEAWAY for a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of the book!!!!!! Also, some blogs are giving away an ebook copy too! For the ebook - each blog is posting a separate giveaway, so you can enter to win for any/all of them! 

I'll be posting more blogs as the blitz continues, so be sure to check back! 

Here are the blogs taking part in the Book Blast:

Once Upon a YA Book: Prom Stories Guest Post, excerpt, and a blitzwide giveaway! 

Bookish Events: Interview, Excerpt, an ebook giveaway of Crashing Prom (International okay!), and a blitzwide giveaway
 
Notebook of Books: Guest Post on writing Crashing Prom and a blitzwide giveaway! 

Books Direct: Guest Post, excerpt, and a blitzwide giveaway! 

Literary Winner: Excerpt, blitzwide giveaway and another giveaway for an ebook copy of Crashing Prom! 

Collector of Book Boyfriends: Prom Stories and the Idea Behind Crashing Prom Guest Post and a blitzwide giveaway!

Jess Time To Read: Author interview and the blitzwide giveaway!

Word to Dreams Prom Stories and the Idea Behind Crashing Prom Guest Post and the blitzwide giveaway!

Girls with Books: Excerpt from Crashing Prom and TWO giveaways - one is the blitzwide giveaway and the other is for an ebook copy of Crashing Prom (International okay for the ebook giveaway!)!

Unraveling Books: Blitzwide giveaway AND a giveaway for an ebook copy of Crashing Prom (International okay for the ebook giveaway!)! 

Vera is Reading: Excerpt, Guest Post, and blitzwide giveaway! 

Mythical Books: Guest Post, excerpt, blitzwide giveaway AND a giveaway for an ebook copy of Crashing Prom (International okay for the ebook giveaway!)!

A little bit about Crashing Prom:




Crashing Prom is available now on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited and it is also available as a paperback at other retailers! 

If you like Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, and chicklit books check out this latest NA chicklit romance by the author of the Funeral Crashing Series!

Avery Rylee never went to her high school prom. It is one of her biggest life regrets. Now, at the age of twenty-four, Avery has many more regrets. She is stuck in a rut with her career and she has just been dumped by her fiance. After a night of cheap wine and hitting rock bottom, all Avery wants to do is lie in bed at home with a gallon of ice cream, but her three best friends have other ideas. They have planned a cross country road trip to a prom to help Avery start over. Step one is an Ex-Bachelorette Party in Vegas to help Avery try and forget her ex-fiance. Instead of forgetting him, though Avery finds herself the star of her own web series. As a result, she goes on a filmed hunt across America to find a prom dress, a hot date, and a pair of amazing shoes. Will Avery be able to heal her heartbreak, survive internet reality show fame, and have the perfect prom?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crashing Prom Release Day & Movie Cast Ideas!

Crashing Prom is available for Amazon Kindle now!

Today is the release day for CRASHING PROM on Amazon Kindle! So excited! I love release day!

Here's a little about the book: 

Avery Rylee never went to her high school prom. It is one of her biggest life regrets. Now, at the age of twenty-four, Avery has many more regrets. She is stuck in a rut with her career and she has just been dumped by her fiance. After a night of cheap wine and hitting rock bottom, all Avery wants to do is lie in bed at home with a gallon of ice cream, but her three best friends have other ideas. They have planned a cross country road trip to a prom to help Avery start over. Step one is an Ex-Bachelorette Party in Vegas to help Avery try and forget her ex-fiance. Instead of forgetting him, though Avery finds herself the star of her own web series. As a result, she goes on a filmed hunt across America to find a prom dress, a hot date, and a pair of amazing shoes. Will Avery be able to heal her heartbreak, survive internet reality show fame, and have the perfect prom?

Whenever I write a book I always think about who I'd want to play the characters in a movie. So, here are my ideal movie cast ideas for CRASHING PROM!

IDEAL MOVIE CAST:

For AVERY, I'd pick Emma Stone. She's got great comedic timing and is such a funny, talented actress.

Emma Stone as Avery.

For VIVI, I'd pick Zooey Deschanel. She's super quirky and I love her energy. Vivi needs to be played by someone with a great energy about them. Vivi is someone that is always on! I also considered Zooey for the part of Avery because of her comedic background in The New Girl.


Zoey Deschanel as Vivi.

For TESS, I'd pick Trojan Bellisario. She plays the more studious type on Pretty Little Liars and Tess is a workaholic...

Trojan Bellisarion as Tess.

For MIA, I'd pick Gina Rodriguez. I love her on Jane the Virgin. She has a sweetness about her and that's how I see Mia.

Gina Rodriguez as Mia.

For FLYNN, I was thinking Dave Franco. He's cute.

Dave Franco as Flynn.

For LUCAS, I'd pick Nicholas Hoult. He has the most amazing eyes and smile. Plus he was great and funny in Warm Bodies.

Nicholas Hoult as Lucas.
Who would you like to see play the characters in a movie? I'd love to hear your ideas!

Check back this weekend for some more posts! And don't forget to enter the giveaway for a signed paperback of Crashing Prom on goodreads (see the link below to a previous blog!).

To see my other posts about Crashing Prom check out these links:
Crashing Prom Excerpt & Giveaway! 
Crashing Prom Release Week Begins!

FYI, CRASHING PROM is only available for Kindle right now, since I'm trying out Kindle Unlimited. I'll let everyone know when it's available on BN, iTunes, Google Play, etc. Probably in 3 months. The paperback will be out within the next week since I'm still waiting on a proof of the book to approve.  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crashing Prom Excerpt & Giveaway!

Crashing Prom is available for pre-order now!
CRASHING  PROM release week continues! It will be officially released this Friday, November 7, 2014! In today's blog I'll post an excerpt and tell you about a signed paperback giveaway of Crashing Prom! 

First, the Crashing Prom EXCERPT:


Josh Evans was my ideal prom date. He was standing about ten feet away from me at his locker. It was now or never. There was only a month left until prom and if I didn't ask him now, he'd ask someone else first. I suppose it was also possible that some other brave girl might ask him too. I had to do this now especially since I was pretty sure that there was no way that Josh was going to ask me to the prom. At least, I didn't think so. I really wasn't on his radar. Sure, we had one class together, English, but the only time we ever actually talked was when we were put into a group together to work on a project.
The last time we were in a group together was a month ago for the Shakespeare section. We were reading Romeo and Juliet. The group picked Josh for Romeo, but I wasn't the lucky Juliet. That coveted role fell to Kerri Penn. I was totally jealous at first, but it turned out that she was a great actress. She really pulled the scene off unlike Josh, who turned out to be terrible. We got our B grade because of Kerri. Josh seriously couldn't act at all. It sounded like he was reading from the book for the first time even though he'd memorized his lines. Still, even Josh was a better actor than the other guy in our group, Ben Turner. I ended up helping direct the scene with Kate Yearly. I preferred staying offstage. Attention centered on me like that freaked me out. Still, it would have been perfect being Josh's Juliet. I would have gladly braved the stage for him. 
I suppose that was still a missed opportunity for me. I could have spent time talking to Josh during that project, but I didn't. The problem was that I wasn't great at flirting. Other girls could flip their hair, giggle, and smile, but on me it came off as totally awkward and fake. I was the smart girl, at least in English, and my nose was always in a book instead of talking to the cute guy. In this case, I spent the whole time working on the directing instead of flirting. I doubt Josh even noticed me as a girl. I hated that about myself. I wanted to be better at the girly stuff, but I just wasn't. I felt weird and guys just didn't seem to look at me like that.
Sure, I wasn't popular, but I wasn't unpopular either. I was somewhere in the middle. I had plenty of friends, but no boyfriend. Still, all of my friends already had their prom dates. I was stuck going stag if I didn't find a date, although if that happened I was pretty sure that I'd rather not go at all. All of my friends didn't understand why I hadn't found a date yet. Prom was a month away. I thought I had time. I had only just realized that my time was running out if I wanted to go with my ideal prom date.
I watched Josh from my locker where I'd been watching him since the beginning of the year. I wasn't watching him in a creepy way. I just thought he was gorgeous and he was nice eye candy to spy on from my locker. It was ridiculous, but it totally made my day to just see him even if it was from afar.
 I'd known him since we were in grade school, but somewhere within the last year, Josh had gotten super hot. He had brown hair that was a little long, really awesome blue eyes, and a body that had gotten really toned and tan since he'd joined the track team. I so wanted him to ask me out. The problem was that Josh hadn't asked me out and prom was in a month, so if I wanted to go with him...
I looked at the clock on the wall that signaled the time to get to class for the students. There was about five minutes before the first bell rang and it was now or never. 

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Pre-order it now for Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Crashing-Prom-Milda-Harris-ebook/dp/B00NLYBFPG/ref=la_B005E1RVT8_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415057347&sr=1-9


And, now onto the GIVEAWAY! I'm giving away one copy of a signed Crashing Prom paperback on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/114518-crashing-prom (US, Canada, Australia, and UK are ok to enter!). Enter now and win it for free! 

While I'm talking giveaways, another big GIVEAWAY to enter right now is this one to win a Kindle Fire - http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1002a5cf2/ It's to promote a sampler book bundle I'm a part of called: Love Firsts: A Sampler of Young Adult Contemporary Romances (a FREE ebook!). 

Ok, check back as this week continues for more fun info about Crashing Prom! I plan to do a movie cast and more!

To see my other posts about Crashing Prom check out these links: 
Crashing Prom Release Week Begins!

Monday, November 3, 2014

CRASHING PROM Release Week Begins!

Crashing Prom is available now for pre-order on Amazon Kindle!

My latest book CRASHING PROM will be released this Friday - November 7, 2014. Yay!!!! It's very exciting! I always love releasing a new book!

This book is something a little different for me. There is no mystery, sci-fi, or paranormal in it. Crashing Prom is just a fun, silly, romance book, although it's also about friendship. The main character is in her early twenties instead of in high school. Technically, Crashing Prom is a NA (New Adult) chicklit contemporary romance book and a new genre for me. Yay, new adventures! 

Here's the book blurb for a little more detail about the novel:

Avery Rylee never went to her high school prom. It is one of her biggest life regrets. Now, at the age of twenty-four, Avery has many more regrets. She is stuck in a rut with her career and she has just been dumped by her fiance. After a night of cheap wine and hitting rock bottom, all Avery wants to do is lie in bed at home with a gallon of ice cream, but her three best friends have other ideas. They have planned a cross country road trip to the prom to help Avery start over. Step one is an Ex-Bachelorette Party in Vegas to help Avery try and forget her ex-fiance. Instead of forgetting him, though, Avery finds herself the star of her own web series. As a result, she goes on a filmed hunt across America to find a prom dress, a hot date, and a pair of amazing shoes. Will Avery be able to heal her heartbreak, survive internet reality show fame, and have the perfect prom? 

Pre-order it now for Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Crashing-Prom-Milda-Harris-ebook/dp/B00NLYBFPG/ref=la_B005E1RVT8_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415057347&sr=1-9

I'll be posting quite a bit more about CRASHING PROM this week, so check back for an excerpt, a movie cast, a giveaway, and more!

FREE YA Book Sampler & GIVEAWAY of a Kindle Fire 6! Check out Love Firsts: A Sampler of Young Adult Contemporary Romances!

Love Firsts: A Sampler of Young Adult Contemporary Romances

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of a book bundle called Love Firsts: A Sampler of Young Adult Contemporary Romances. It's now FREE in ebook format and if you download it you can enter a GIVEAWAY for a chance to win a free Kindle Fire 6! There will be more about that  at the end of this blog!

My book Adventures in Funeral Crashing is sampled (as a note, you can get that whole book FREE right now!). Besides me, there are some other amazing authors who are a part of this sampler. Check them out! There's romance, spies, mysteries, and more!  

Love Firsts includes the opening chapters of:
Taking the Reins by Katrina Abbott
Investigating the Hottie by Juli Alexander
Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd
Adventures in Funeral Crashing by Milda Harris
Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram
Secret Girlfriend by Bria Quinlan
Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott
The Academy – Introductions by C. L. Stone

It's pretty exciting to be a part of a sampler with this group of authors! Check it out and download it for FREE at:

KOBO 

To enter the GIVEAWAY for the Kindle Fire 6 you'll need to download the sampler and look for the last word in the book. Then enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

CRASHING PROM Pre-Order for Amazon Kindle and the Cover Reveal!

Crashing Prom is now available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle.

My latest book CRASHING PROM will be available on November 7, 2014 on Amazon Kindle. Luckily, you can pre-order Crashing Prom now and get it that day! It will only be available on Amazon for 90 days in ebook format. I'm trying out Kindle Unlimited, but I'll be releasing the paperback that day as well.

And I know there will be some confusion, but it is not a Funeral Crashing book (those always start with Adventures in...). More Funeral Crashing is coming soon, though! I'm working on book #4 now! In the meantime you may want to check out this post if you are interested in those books! Crashing Prom, though, is a completely different book - a NA chicklit romance. No mystery, just a super fun read!

Here's what it's about: 

If you like Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, Lindsey Kelk, and chicklit books check out this latest NA chicklit romance...

Avery Rylee never went to her high school prom. It is one of her biggest life regrets. Now, at the age of twenty-four, Avery has many more regrets. She is stuck in a rut with her career and she has just been dumped by her fiance. After a night of cheap wine and hitting rock bottom, all Avery wants to do is lie in bed at home with a gallon of ice cream, but her three best friends have other ideas. They have planned a cross country road trip to a prom to help Avery start over. Step one is an Ex-Bachelorette Party in Vegas to help Avery try and forget her ex-fiance. Instead of forgetting him, though Avery finds herself the star of her own web series. As a result, she goes on a filmed hunt across America to find a prom dress, a hot date, and a pair of amazing shoes. Will Avery be able to heal her heartbreak, survive internet reality show fame, and have the perfect prom?

As the release date nears I'll be revealing more about the book including excerpts, movie cast ideas, and I'll probably even giveaway a few copies! Check back or follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get updates.