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AshGrovelogoportrait_nameEnter the world of the Ash Grove Chronicles, the magical new YA paranormal romance series by Amanda DeWees. In addition to signed, personally inscribed paperbacks, readers can revel in beautiful bookmarks, magnets, note cards, and other delights featuring the breathtaking cover art by Claudia McKinney (PhatPuppyArt).

THE SHADOW AND THE ROSE (The Ash Grove Chronicles)

Book1_TheShadowandtheRose_smallBook one of the Ash Grove Chronicles. In the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Ash Grove High School for the Performing Arts draws the brightest and most talented teens. But beneath the peaceful surface, supernatural forces are at work…

When ordinary high-school junior Joy Sumner visits a graveyard at midnight on a dare, she doesn’t expect to end up sharing a kiss with brooding teen model Tanner Lindsey. And she definitely doesn’t expect to make an enemy of Tanner’s seductive, sinister mentor, the ageless supermodel Melisande–who may not be entirely human–or to find that her sleepy little corner of North Carolina is buzzing with supernatural energy.

But most unexpected of all is when Joy finds out that she’s pregnant. And when Tanner’s love for her puts his life in danger, will she be able to rescue him–and save their future together?


Upstairs Booth #13

author-photoamy_milesAmy Miles is the Amazon Bestselling author of The Arotas Trilogy. She’s an avid reader and an obsessive writer who always listens to the voices in her head. She’s been a carbaholic since birth and is now hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper.

As a lover of YA fantasy, Amy needs a little “bite” with her romance. She adores creating strong female leads who have a flare for sarcasm and a passion for lethal weapons.

She is currently putting the finishing touches on DEFIANCE RISING, the first book of her RISING trilogy. The highly anticipated final book of The Arotas Trilogy, REDEMPTION, will be released early 2013.

You can also find Amy on Facebook and Twitter.


facebook-imageRoseline Enescue didn’t ask to become an immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.

Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America, but her transition into the human world isn’t easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet she remains relatively unfazed until she meets Gabriel Marston. As their lives entwine, Roseline realizes he is more than he seems. His ability to grind concrete into dust pales in comparison to the glowing cross tattoo that mysteriously appears on his forearms.

Despite the forbidden bond between them, Roseline can’t help wondering what Gabriel is. He’s not human. He’s not immortal. So just what is he?



facebook-image-reckoningGabriel is gone.

Roseline is left with questions that refuse answers and only the memory of a man she vows to hunt and kill. But to do so, she must call a truce with her sworn enemy.

Together, Roseline and Nicolae track Fane to the underbelly of London, in search of Gabriel’s kidnappers. But when Malachi- an Immortal with mystifying origin- presents himself as their guide, Roseline discovers she is not the only one looking for Gabriel.

Buried within the secret chambers of the infamous Hellfire Club, Roseline discovers a grim truth: Gabriel isn’t just a pawn being used by the Arotas prophecy, and those who seek to control its power. He is Arotas.

Everything Roseline has ever known about her brethren is about to change. Emotions flare, friendships sever and the newly formed bonds between enemies are tested as she delves into realms hardly conceived. They are trapped in the midst of a battle that has been waging since the beginning of time.

The prophecy binds them all together. But will they break before the end?





facebook-drEveryone has a number. For most, it’s the number of people they’ve lost since the day of the Assault. For others, it’s the number of people they’re still searching for. For me, it’s simple. My number is 51- the number of Caldonians I’ve killed to protect my camp.

They say your first kill is the hardest. I disagree. It wasn’t just hard, it was horrifying, but when you’re fighting to survive you don’t have the luxury of mourning the loss of your innocence. You just grab a gun and shoot.

I’ve been on the run for 217 days. It feels like a lifetime.

The rumors claim that it only took 38 minutes for the Caldonians to subdue our planet. There wasn’t any warning and there sure as heck wasn’t any offer of peace. They came, they slaughtered and they enslaved those who survived the initial invasion.

My family is gone. My friends are all that I have left. I will do anything to protect them….anything.


I will be selling: Forbidden, Reckoning, hopefully Redemption, Defiance Rising and a new novella that I will be releasing early May called Faceless. I’ll have bookmarks, product cards, bracelets, necklaces, temp tattoos, t-shirts, etc.


Upstairs Booth #8

YATR_nYATR is where book lovers alike, of any genre, can share, read, discuss & review books. If you would like us to review a book. We read ANY books not just YA! And, we want your honest likes, loves, opinions & feelings on your latest reads. We only ask that you do NOT bash any Authors. We support Authors, if not for them, we would have no books to immerse ourselves in…


Upstairs Booth #9

ashley-lavering-author-picture-2012A nomad at heart, I currently claim Nevada as my home. I have a wonderful husband and two young children that put up with my “writing time.” When I’m not pondering on a spell that will magically calm the ferocious winds that plague the air around me, you can find me, with notepad in hand, frantically jotting down ideas in those short moments between caring for my girls.

Art and science have always been my yin and yang. Throughout my college career, I shifted between the two, but in the end I graduated with a Bachelors of Mathematics and Science from the University of Wyoming.

Charging into adventures and discovering something new has always been a passion of mine, but as a teenager I use to run screaming from a reading or writing assignment. Looking back, the irony isn’t lost on me. Now you can’t catch me without a book in hand or without an open word document. Every time a new idea pops into my mind my heart races and my hand twitch to write it. In that moment, I have my writer’s high and pray it will sustain me through thousands of hours of revision.

CURSE OF THE BEAST – Book 1 (Curse of the Beast Series)

curse-of-beastA dark shadow stalks the night, watching her—waiting to claim what is his.

Seventeen-year-old Tayla Jonas longs for a simple life, but after a traumatizing family loss, she is forced to be both mother and sister to her cousins while caring for her mentally unstable aunt. Moving to her grandma’s quiet town of Cody, Wyoming, Tayla finds some normalcy with her quirky green activist friend, Chel, who spends no time converting her to vegetarianism.

A few weeks into her new school, Tayla catches the eye of Kyle Harrington—the high school quarterback and resident millionaire—who can seduce any girl with his charismatic charm, including Tayla. But Kyle is anything but what he seems.

Walking through City Park, Tayla is unaware that an ancient curse has her in its crosshairs. The silver moonlight illuminates the path to her van, sprinkling shadows like evil twinkling eyes. Tayla’s skin prickles, and she turns. Something—or someone—is watching her.

A powerful werewolf steps from the shadows. An iridescent blue cord shoots from him and slams into her stomach, dissolving instantly. Pain wracks her body, and she tries to scramble to safety, but his silver eyes freeze her in place as the curse binds them together. The cord settles deep inside her body, coiling with dread around her heart.

Dismayed by the prospect of a werewolf for a shadow, Tayla fears for the safety of her friends and family. How will she keep the werewolf’s insatiable hunger in check? Her plans for a vegetarian lifestyle quickly dwindle away, and Tayla wrestles to fit her frazzled life back together—piece by piece. But what she didn’t expect was her attraction to the werewolf or the power of the full moon.

Will Tayla be strong enough to survive the Curse of the Beast? Or will it consume her like so many before? Find out in the first installment of this unique retelling of Beauty and the Beast.


STAR CURSED – Book 2 (Curse of the Beast Series)

starcursedbyashleylaveringSeventeen-year-old Tayla will never forget Beast’s fiery-venom spreading through her body like an infection. Now, with her best friend Chel’s help, she must find a human true love before the last petal falls from her enchanted rose or the full moon will transform her into a wolf forever.

But Tayla never expected that her biggest obstacle would come from inside—a wolf presence threatening to take her very soul. At every turn, the she-wolf exploits Tayla’s weaknesses and gains enough control to sabotage her dates. Tayla struggles to control her unruly wolf and her forbidden attraction to Beast. But can she resist his southern charm, the she-wolf’s attraction to his alluring scent, and still fall in love with a human?

Tangled in a web of wills, Tayla must risk everything to break the Curse of the Beast. With failure and possible death looming overhead, Tayla will do anything to find true love. But will one moon cycle be long enough to conquer her wolf and remain human? Or will she become a permanent member of Beast’s pack? Find out in the second installment in the Curse of the Beast series.

author-m-r-polishIf I am not producing magic potions, traveling to far off lands and falling in love with mythical creatures, then I am awake – tripping over toys, chasing my four kids and conjuring ways to unknowingly booby trap our house for my husband. (Yes its unknowingly, I swear I never placed the tiny plastic army man in his path for him to find in the dark of midnight!) I love my husband and our wonderful children (all of whom help with the booby traps!) We are Nevadians and are happy, although I envy and miss the beautiful mountains of Idaho and I love the South! Every time I visit Tennessee I feel at home. I love writing Young Adult and Adult Fantasy and Paranormal with Romance, although you never know what could show up in my books!


wolfspell2With a death starts a new beginning…

Eighteen-year-old Esmerelda thinks she’s just a normal girl, but all of that changes the day of her mom’s funeral, when a warlock, intent on using her special powers, kidnaps her. Powers she didn’t know existed. Thrown in the middle of a magical battle, Es struggles to learn her magic while fleeing both vampires and warlocks, at the same time, hunting for the witches that can help defeat her advisory. The only problem is that they are dead.

Thankfully, she has the help of Jarak—her Guardian—who quickly captures her heart, but she wonders if she can win his? Just when she thinks Jarak is the one for her, Ian appears with daggers drawn to save Es from a vampire attack. Ian is cocky and rude, but there is something magnetic about him—something that attracts her to him. With her heart torn between two men, she faces the foes that are out for her blood. Can Es do the unthinkable and awaken them from their graves before time runs out?


Info coming soon!


Downstairs Booth #19

author-photo-combinedBailey Ardisone is a collaboration by two sisters born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. They took the last names of their two grandmothers and combined them together to form their pen name. They both married the love of their lives and spend their days submerged in books, movies, music, or art and love traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of their lives. They are obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Sweet Oblivion is the first book they have written together and is the first novel of a series.

Bailey_Author_PhotoImagination has always been a big part of my life. With it, we can create anything. It fuels our dreams, desires, and helps us through our journey called life. I am 31 years old and have forever been obsessed with ‘living’ in books. My grandmother and I have always shared the passion of written words. We’ve written poetry, short stories, even greeting cards. She shared with me her love of literature and because of this she inspires everything I write today. I grew up in a small town outside Chicago, IL, with my family, but currently reside in Florida with my husband of ten years. We love going to the beach, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love getting lost in movies, books, art. Fantasy is my favorite genre, it allows me to escape the real world and explore the unknown. I have a deep love of music and am a huge football fan. One of the biggest things I would like to do in my life is to travel. I yearn to expand my horizons and travel the outside world. Hopefully someday! I have fantasized about becoming an author and writing a novel for years. I wrote my first short story at a very young age, and though it was terrible when I read it years later, I have been writing ever since. Because I have always loved every minute of it, I see myself writing for the rest of my life. One of my most favorite things to do is curl up with a good book and lose myself in the world the author has created. There is no better feeling then getting lost in one’s imagination.

Ardisone_Author_PhotoImagination has always been a big part of my life. With it, we can create anything. It fuels our dreams, desires, and helps us through our journey called life. I am 31 years old and have forever been obsessed with ‘living’ in books. My grandmother and I have always shared the passion of written words. We’ve written poetry, short stories, even greeting cards. She shared with me her love of literature and because of this she inspires everything I write today. I grew up in a small town outside Chicago, IL, with my family, but currently reside in Florida with my husband of ten years. We love going to the beach, and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I love getting lost in movies, books, art. Fantasy is my favorite genre, it allows me to escape the real world and explore the unknown. I have a deep love of music and am a huge football fan. One of the biggest things I would like to do in my life is to travel. I yearn to expand my horizons and travel the outside world. Hopefully someday! I have fantasized about becoming an author and writing a novel for years. I wrote my first short story at a very young age, and though it was terrible when I read it years later, I have been writing ever since. Because I have always loved every minute of it, I see myself writing for the rest of my life. One of my most favorite things to do is curl up with a good book and lose myself in the world the author has created. There is no better feeling then getting lost in one’s imagination.


sweet adjective a: pleasing to the mind or feeling.

obliv·i·on noun 1: the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten.

sweet-oblivion-cover-art_epubHave you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town and she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries. Nari hates everything about her life except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love. Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to and it means life or death for her and her people, she does all that she can to turn that hope into reality and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time. She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down. Some secrets are best kept in Oblivion. Sweet Oblivion is the first novel in a series. Sweet Escape, the second book in the The Sweet Series, is set to release during 2013.

Meet the Bailey Ardisone Authors and pick up signed paperbacks of Sweet Oblivion, Bookmarks, other swag, and exclusive teasers of the second installment – Sweet Escape.


Upstairs Booth #11

photo1-224x300Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the upcoming Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book.

“Like” her on Facebook, follow her on TwitterPinterest and GoodReads.



Masquerade (Book One in the series)


Charade (book 2 in the series)


Tirade: Releases November 30, 2012

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regina-wamba-e1362369317724Regina Wamba, from Mae I Design, is a professional book cover designer, graphic designer, and photographer in Minnesota and wants to help you design your book cover. Designing custom book covers based on each individual author’s preferences and vision.

For more about Regina visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Swag info coming soon!


Downstairs Booth #18

pulled-back-author-photoDanielle Bannister is the author of the Twin Flames Trilogy: Pulled, Pulled Back, and is currently finalizing work on Pulled Back Again. She also working on a fantasy novel with fellow exhibitor, Amy Miles, entitled Netherworld due out this December. Danielle also has a collection of short works entitled Short Shorts. Her work can also be found in the 2012 edition of The Goose River Press Anthology and the 2012 Maine Writing Project’s Anthology, Writeous.



Naya Adams has given up on feeling loved. A walking cliché, Naya lost her parents in a freak car accident at thirteen and has been living with her detached foster ‘adults’ ever since. When Naya enrolls in one of the most respected theatre programs in New England, she is more than eager to trade in her pain for the spotlight. College would finally be the fresh start she’d longed for.

Unfortunately for Naya, her high school boyfriend, and abuser, Seth, tags along–trapping her in the cycle of tarnished love.

Accustomed to emotional numbness, Naya enters her first acting class, unaware of what was waiting on the other side of the door: her Twin Flame. Rarer and more intense than soul mates, Twin Flames search for centuries looking for their other half. It is in another student, an olive-skinned and terribly scarred sophomore named Etash, that Naya will discover what being loved really means.

Although they both try to resist each other, their bond is ultimately too strong. Together they’ll learn that this is not the first time they have been pulled together, nor will it be their last.

But how will her abuser react to Naya’s new flame?


What if true love never died? What if it just got re-born? What would you do when that love found you again?


puleld-back-cover-final“Have you ever seen two people in your life that you knew,” Kari asks, “who you just knew in your gut that they were meant to be together?” I start to answer, but she holds up her hand to stop me. “Now, I’m not just talking about two people in lust or even simple love. I’m talking about the kind of feeling that consumes your entire body; takes you hostage. A feeling so powerful that makes you do or say anything, just to be near them? Almost like you’re being pulled towards them?” She glances over at me to get my reaction.

My mouth opens to say ‘no’ but it’s a lie. That’s exactly how I feel about Jada.

“That’s what I thought,” she says with a groan. “Jada does that to you, doesn’t she?”

I start coughing, surprised at her perceptiveness. “I never said that,” I force out.

She shakes her head. “You didn’t have to. It’s plain as day when you too look at each other.” She pulls into my driveway and cuts the engine. “And that is exactly the reason you need to stay away from that girl.”


Laura HowardLaura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.

Connect with Laura:

Blog | Twitter | Facebook |


The Forgotten Ones

The Forgotten OnesAllison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.

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short-shorts-coverDanielle’s booth will be showcasing two novels, Pulled and Pulled Back and a collection of Short Stories, called Short Shorts. Stop by her both for giveaways and conversation.  She likes to chat!


Upstairs Booth #12

I’m a 20-something sci-fi nerd with a journalism degree and a serious York Peppermint Pattie addiction. I spend my days baby-wrangling and dog-chasing and my nights tapping on my laptop and hanging out with my writer/editor husband. A fun day for me involves lots of writing, running, and researching topped off with some quality Kindle time. My life’s goal is to find an empty cottage in an enchanted forest, install a solar panel for my laptop, and move in – never to be seen again – except in sweatpants.

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sarah-m-ross-e1362359399132YA Paranormal Romance author Sarah M. Ross, will be selling her novels Awaken, Avenge, Echo of an Earth Angel, and Inhale, Exhale.

SaraI started her obsession with reading at an early age, getting in trouble for sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class in elementary school. She would read any fiction book She could get her hands on. Sarah knew it was an addiction when instead of grounding her from TV or music, her mom would take away her books as punishment (The Horror!). Sarah’s love of all things paranormal was inspired by her good friend Laurie, who convinced her that books with vampires, witches, and all things shifter were amazing. After a little reluctance, she gave it a shot with the Sookie Stackhouse books, realized Laurie was right, and the rest was history.

Sarah grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. She will always be a proud member of the Steelers Nation, but couldn’t take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find her now with my trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

To find out more about Sarah visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

AWAKEN (The Patronus #1)

Woman in fairy forestLucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.

Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.

Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.

AVENGE (The Patronus #2)

avenge-cover-finalSix months ago, Lucy Donovan thought that being killed by a drunk driver was the worst thing that could happen to her.

She was wrong.

Now, the person she loves most has been ripped away from her, soul held hostage, and Lucy has vowed to stop at nothing to get it back. Part of a new team with enhanced powers, Lucy and her friends begin a quest to avenge the souls that have been stolen. Enemies of the Patronus have united, however, and a spy from within the Patronus realm is feeding the enemy their every move. When a mission goes horribly wrong, Lucy’s soul becomes compromised. It will take a strength she didn’t know was within her to escape the darkness, return to the light and avenge the soul she loves.

info coming soon!


Downstairs Booth #17

frankieUtopYA panelist, Frankie Rose’s debut YA Paranormals, Sovereign Hope and its sequel Eternal Hope have been receiving high praise among fangirls around the globe, who now eagerly await the release of Frankie’s dystopian novel, RAKSHA. When she’s not busy writing, Frankie is the Media Director at Indie-Visible and book trailer producer at Hellion Works. Frankie lives with her badass police officer husband in Sydney, Australia. She has a really cool accent because she’s British. (<—Chelsea wrote that bit.)  Visit Frankie on Facebook or her website: www.frankierosewrites.com


RAKSHA2-682x1024She has no name.

She has her knives; her training; her halo.

The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitched against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…



When a newly-named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blonde boy, who she refuses to let save her. Still learning how to process the onslaught of her new feelings, the sights and sounds of Freetown are overwhelming and strange. There are a hundred differences between her old home and her new one, but one thing remains starkly similar: the matches. Yet where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets.

Freed from the oppression of a society who stole her right to feel, the true horror of her old life leaves Kit wondering if she really has been freed at all. Would she be better off without the crippling horror of all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?

Raksha is the call of the dead. The rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The coliseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await.


redshcover1-682x1024Farley Hope was seventeen when her mother disappeared. In the last six months not much has changed, except that her eighteenth birthday came and went and still no sign of Moira. Her life is just as complicated as it always was: since her father died in a car crash before she was even born, she’s officially parentless, and to top it all off she’s still suffering from the hallucinations. Mind-splitting, vivid hallucinations- the kind prone to induce night terrors and leave you whimpering under your covers like a baby.

The last thing on her mind is boys. Farley is on break from St. Judes’ when she meets Daniel. It’s not some casual run in at a party, or even a blind date with friends, though. Daniel is the guy stalking her in his 1970′s Dodge Charger; the guy standing at her  window in the LA lunch hour traffic, determined  on dragging her out of her truck.

The moment Farley lays eyes on Daniel, everything changes. However, regrettably for Farley, her life isn’t set to change for the better. She is drawn into a world that will shake apart everything she thought she ever knew. There are truths out there that she must learn: who her father really was, and what it means to have his blood flowing through her veins; that a person’s soul is their only real currency, and there are people who would do anything to take hers; that loving someone can hurt so much more than hating them; but, most importantly, when your future is predestined, there is little you can do to change it.

Farley Hope is prophesied. Her coming has been awaited for hundreds of years. She is destined to end the tyranny of the Soul Reavers.

To do so she must die.


EHCOVER_NEW-682x1024When your friends go missing and you don’t know if they’re dead or alive; when you tie your soul to the one you love; when you kill to protect and your family suffers, there’s only one thing you can do:

Move to Montana.

Farley Hope is special. She was prophesied to kill the forebears of her bloodline- a race of cold-blooded Reavers, men who steal the souls of the living to gain power. The Quorum had counted on Farley ending her own life in the process, but when Kayden came to her aid and helped save both her and Daniel, he undid their plans. Now the Quorum are displeased, not only with Kayden, but with Farley and Daniel too. Though her father is now dead, Farley’s troubles with the Reavers are far from over. An ancient Immortal, trapped for a thousand years, wants Farley for himself, and he will stop at nothing to claim her.

With secrets that lead to anger and pain, that turn friendship to dust, the group must overcome the problems within their own circle before they have a hope of fighting off the powers that threaten their lives.


chelseaChelsea spends her days giving voice to the inhabitants of the planet inside her head, an alternate earth called Vale, full of vivid people and creatures demanding their adventures be shared. The debut story will be revealed in her YA fantasy novel, QUICKBANE, first in the Vale Chronicles. Chelsea believes in magic, childlike delight, creating bold new experiences, honoring talents and gifts by nurturing and sharing them with others, and the serendipitous connections which make life feel purposeful and wondrous. And she believes in being brave.

Her creative energies also fuel a habit for leather-crafting, mothering two bright boys, dancing Charleston & Lindy Hop, and promoting other writers with a passion for independence as Creative Director of Indie-Visible. Charlottesville, VA is the place she currently calls home along with her two boys, a stubborn dog who acts like a cat and a turtle named Froggy.

Chelsea smells like cotton candy.

Visit her on Facebook, Pinterest (where her boards will make you drool!) or at www.chelseastarling.com

QUICKBANE (Book 1-The Vale Chronicles)

QUICKBANE200x300Though Jesobel Vine may look like your average Pyxie teenager, she is reluctantly being trained as a powerful mage and as the Crown Shepherdess of the Lost Realm of Pyxis.

When her teenage temper unleashes a deadly hex, Jesobel must flee her home, disgraced and friendless with a rich and reckless Shepherd hot on her trail. Unaware that her foolish actions have awakened a malicious Orphic entity, Jesobel watches in horror as the magic of Vale begins to die.

While desperately trying to reclaim her crown and right her quickly multiplying wrongs, a dangerous new love threatens to lead her astray down a dark and disastrous path.

Jesobel must rely upon her beloved horse Firefly, the many spells she neglected during her studies, and her deep love for her traveling people to save not only her life – but her planet from losing its magic forever.

Look for the next books, DEVILSNARESTARKEEPER and BONESTITCH in late 2014 and beyond.



All the cool kids are hangin’ DOWNSTAIRS! You don’t want to miss our booth! Our swag is EPIC. See that hot guy on the right? That’s Collin Patrick, cover model from Eternal Hope known by fangirls as Daniel. He will be at our booth. Possibly giving away HUGS. Swoon-swag! We will also have our books for sale, gorgeous tote bags and handmade leather goodies including bookmarks, billfolds, kindle covers & cuffs. Also stop by for signed swag in the form of bookmarks, magnets, buttons, etc. There will be massive giveaways and fun games to participate in! And did we mention the Collin hugs?


Downstairs Booth #23

HDGordonH. D. Gordon is the bestselling author of The Alexa Montgomery Saga. Blood Warrior, the first book of the Alexa series was her debut novel and has held spots in the top 100 fantasy bestsellers for the past year. Half Black Soul is the second book in this series, The Rise was the third installment and H. D. is completing Alexa’s tales in December of 2012. In June of 2012, Joe, a thrilling fantasy novel about a young clairvoyant, was released. H. D. is a lifelong reader and writer, a true lover of words. When she is not reading or writing she is raising her two daughters, playing a little guitar, and spending time with her family. She is twenty three years old and lives in the northeastern United States.

Visit H.D. online on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.



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When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

Buying Links: Kindle ebookB&N ebookSmashwords ebook 





Upstairs Booth #5

amy bartolAmy Bartol is a graduate of Hillsdale College and lives in Michigan with her husband and two sons. Her family is very supportive of her writing. They often bring her the take-out menu so that she can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when Amy talks about her characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when she tells them she’ll only be a second while she finishes writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask her how the story is going when she surfaces after living for hours in a world of her own making. They have learned to accept Amy’s “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at her nerdy bookishness whenever she tries to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get her, so they are perfect and she feels blessed.



Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship’s interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water.

I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position.

Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. “You don’t know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?” A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.


nancy-straight-photo-mar-2012-e1359516439360I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play Angry Birds, but have my 8 year old close, so he can clear the hard levels for me. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat – just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory, on CBS. I have a stray cat that I feed every night and morning but she’s never let me get closer than within 3 feet of her – I keep thinking eventually I’ll wear her down and she’ll let me pet her. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.

Visit me online on Twitter or Facebook.


For more about my books click on the links below:

Meeting Destiny

Destiny’s Revenge

Destiny’s Wrath

Blood Debt

Centaur Legacy

Visit our booth for paperbacks, coupons for free e-books, bookmarks, and swag!


Downstairs Booth #22

INDIE-VISIBLEIndie-Visible is a powerhouse writer’s collective of professionals publishing quality books and leading the way to promote and teach other indie authors how to do the same. From indie-Rex, our book recommending dino, to Indie author camps, we take ourselves just seriously enough to still have a good time. Our booth will showcase the wide range of talented authors, submission opportunities, our team of professionals who offer services to indie authors, and a chance to register for Indie-Scribeable – an indie-publishing weekend retreat in San Francisco, CA where fun comes first, and everyone goes home with all the tools to publish their books right!

Hang out with us and a bunch of your favorite authors, bloggers and readers at the Indie-Visible Community Lounge on Facebook, or stop by our website and say hello! www.indie-visible.com

Here are some of the Indie-Visible faces you’ll recognize at utopYA!

Chelsea Starling, Creative Director

After years of using her sorcery to conjure up websites and logos that shimmer on the web, Chelsea Starling is shifting her focus. Influenced by the literature of her childhood, she spends her days giving voice to the inhabitants of the planet inside her head, an alternate earth which she calls Vale, full of vivid people and creatures demanding their stories be told. The debut story will be revealed in her YA fantasy novel, Quickbane, first in the Vale Chronicles. Her creative energies also fuel a habit for leather-crafting, mothering two bright boys, dancing when she has the time, book cover design, and promoting other writers with a passion for independence. She lives in Charlottesville, VA. www.chelseastarling.com

Tomi L. Wiley, PR Director

Tomi L. Wiley  has worked in media, communications and public relations for over 10 years, with focus in newspapers, magazines and digital media. She has written and edited for mainstream and private media including Southern Living and Oxford American magazines, edited numerous manuscripts and literary anthologies, procured authors and coordinated panels for the Southern Festival of Books and is a past President of the Tennessee Writers Alliance. Tomi studied poetry in France as part of a program with the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and her poetry and short stories have been published in a number of anthologies and literary journals. She specializes in short fiction, poetry, creative marketing and media communication, likes ice cream, goat cheese, red wine and very loud jazz.

Frankie Rose, Media Director

As a child, Frankie was accused of being bookish because she wore glasses- big, horrible, ugly ones with too-thick lenses. (But the reason she had to wear glasses was actually because she sat too close to the T.V.)  Since then, she’s been ripping through books like they’re going out of fashion, which, thankfully, they’re not. Good thing, too, because she’s a writer now, and books are her business! Frankie’s debut YA Paranormal, Sovereign Hope has been receiving high praise among fangirls around the globe! The next book in the series, Eternal Hope, is due out September 30, 2012. Frankie lives with her police officer husband in Sydney, Australia where she is honing her skills as a book trailer producer & editor when she’s not busy writing. www.frankierosewrites.com

Victoria Faye Alday, Designer

victoriaWhile on the journey to discover her true passion, Victoria Faye Alday has been everything from an appliance salesman to a prison guard, a window display artist to a marketing assistant and even a movie extra! Deciding to try freelance design as a hobby for extra income, Victoria began creating logos, web graphics and illustrations at a modest level. A few years later business really began to pick up when she started to create Cover Art for independent/self-published authors looking for professional looking artwork and design for their books and promotional materials. Victoria now designs cover art, logos, web graphics and more for creative entrepreneurs looking to have complete control of their visual presence, whether it be their self-pubbed book or their personal brand. She also has picked up her love for writing once again, and is working on her first novel. Visit her portfolio site at victoriafaye.com, or see all her other creative endeavors on her personal blog, thisis.victoriafaye.com

Christina Mercer, Author

Christina Mercer writes fiction in addition to mothering two young adults, a pack of large dogs, and about 100,000 honeybees. She’s been an avid reader since she could walk and took her first writing job at age 10 as reporter for her local 4-H group. Her varied interests and ambidextrous skills prompted her to study creative writing in college, earn her official degree in Accounting from California State University at Sacramento, become a CPA, acquire a certificate in Herbal Studies from Clayton College of Natural Health, and become a hobbyist beekeeper. She’s an active member of SCBWI and works as a volunteer at the regional conferences.

Her debut novel of young adult fantasy, Arrow of the Mist, placed in the semi-finals of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. Her most current young adult manuscript took Writer’s Best of Show at the SCBWI Regional Conference in April 2012. For more about her and her writing visit www.christinamercer.com



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Visit our booth for books, book swag, hugs, and information about Indie-Scribeable – an indie-publishing weekend retreat in San Francisco, CA where fun comes first, and everyone goes home with all the tools to publish their books right!


Upstairs Booth # 15

julia-crane-e1361479293789Julia Crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice.

coexist_coverJulia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination

Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three childre

freak-of-natureYou can also visit her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

lizzy2Lizzy Ford is the author of over seventeen novels written for young adult and adult paranormal romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Trilogy and the War of Gods series.

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Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

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You can also visit her on FacebookTwitter and Google+.

Info Coming Soon!


Upstairs Booth #2


k-anne-raines-e1353873781394K. Anne is a graduate of Washington State University and is the senior accountant at a local firm in her home town.  Her attention to chocolate covered raisins concerns both her family (trails she leaves wherever she’s writing) and business clients more interested in her math skills.

The wife of one man in a one-man series, K Anne is a Northwest native, mother of three, cat lover, fireplace hoarder, avid exerciser, and blanket hogger.

For more information, check out K Anne on TwitterGoodreads, and Facebook.


shattered-grace-amazonSeventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life shatters irrevocably after he suddenly dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.

Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed, and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.

Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of decision trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants, and what all of that means for her, those she loves, and the rest of mankind.

SarahDosherSarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl).

She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for characters inspired her to write her first novel, Haven from the Storm. She is currently working on the continuation of the Storms of Life Series. Before the Storm, a prequel novella, will be published July 30, 2013 and will feature Easton, Dean, and Lily. The second novel in the series, Sanctuary from the Darkness featuring Adley and Derek will be published in November 2013. Followed by the final novel in the series in early 2014 featuring Ian, Freedom from the Past.

To connect with Sarah visit her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Haven From The Storm

Haven“If you’re going to make me cry, at least be there to wipe away the tears…”

Most were asleep in their beds the night Lily Grace’s entire world was ripped apart, leaving only darkness and torment in its place. The only remaining person she depended on abandoned her without a second thought…or so that’s what Lily has believed for the past four years.

Dean Haven has returned for one reason—to win Lily’s love again. He’s already broken her heart because of the demons that haunt him. Can his desire for Lily keep him from succumbing to those demons again?

Dean has no idea what awaits him when he tries to fight his way back into Lily’s life. Everything he remembers has changed, including Lily.

Is love enough when you’re forced to weather the storms life has blown your way?



Upstairs Booth #3

kristen-day-e1353878983361Kristen Day is the author of the DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA trilogy, which includes FORSAKEN, AWAKEN, and CHOSEN (published, January 8, 2013).  She is a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity.  She loves all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky.  She graduated from Appalachian State University and lives in North Carolina with her husband, Matt.


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My booth will be Show ‘n’ Tell on steroids! We’ll have a Daughters of the Sea Trilogy box set giveaway, all three books available for purchase, and swag galore!!  Tons of interactive fun using aspects of the series including complimentary coconut milk and roasted seaweed (from Trader Joe’s), themed homemade jewelry, and much, much more!


Downstairs Booth #16

lainy-laneLainy Lane is a young adult/new adult fantasy author. She has a mixture of works involving faeries, mythology, and an upcoming series dealing with a new mixture of supernatural beings! Lainy takes things that we’ve always loved to dream about and brings them to life with a new spin placed on them!

Field of Innocence b#5EDDA5The Euphoria Series became a bestseller with the release of the short story prequel and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon!


LP DoverL.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters. She’s an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passion and she’s delighted to share it with the world. L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls.

Her works consist of the Forever Fae series, and the Second Chances series. She’s really excited to be able to experience writing in the different genres. Her reading used to consist of nothing but suspense thrillers, but now she can’t get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder … chocolate.

Fore more on L.P. on Facebook, GoodReads and Twitter

Forever Fae

Forever Fae-LPDover (bookone)He leans down, lips parted, and then our lips connect … We didn’t know that this one kiss has FOREVER changed the Land of the Fae.

According to the Prophecy proclaimed many years ago, Princess Calista of the Summer Court is destined to change the Land of the Fae from the evil determined to destroy it. Her powers are phenomenal, and she secretly trains for battle with her handsome warrior friend, Merrick, who unbeknownst to her protects her heart as well, in hopes of keeping it for himself. At least, until the seductive Prince Ryder attends the Guardian Ceremony and instantly sends a fire burning through her veins and a connection so deep they both discover a love above anything imaginable.

No one knows how Calista is destined to change the kingdoms, but there is one that does. He not only craves Calista’s power, but her body as well, and his goal is to steal her power, make her his Dark Queen, and take over the Land of the Fae.

Will the evil succeed in claiming Calista’s soul? Or will the two men that fight for her heart save her from despair, and help her fulfill her destiny to become what she was meant to be.

Betrayals of Spring

Betrayals of Spring- Leslie Dover ebooksmThe smell of rain vastly approaches as we are lying on the ground in a sea of flowers. They surround our bodies while the fresh Spring wind caresses our skin with its soft, gentle touch. Combined as one, we stare into each other’s eyes as we bask in the pleasure of our love and OUR land.

The Land of the Fae has flourished bringing a new beginning and a new court, the Fall Court. Five years have passed since then along with the dreaded day that Meliantha, Summer Court Princess and one of the powerful Four, was betrayed and broken-hearted by the sexy and alluring Winter Prince, Kalen. Spurned by the man she loves, Meliantha has turned and fallen into the arms of the fierce and handsome warrior, Finn, who understands she can never love him, but wants more than anything to mend her broken heart.

The Winter Solstice Ball is approaching, meaning Meliantha will have to face the Winter Prince and make it out of there with her heart intact. But what does she do when Prince Kalen acts as if nothing ever happened and seems more in love with her than ever before?

The dark sorcerer has planned his twisted game of lies and deceit well, and has enjoyed making himself a player without anyone’s knowledge. The game is almost over and the players are exactly where they are needed to be. Will Meliantha figure out his twisted game and save all the players? Or will the dark sorcerer once again obtain the power of the Four and take everything away from her…even her one true love?

Stop by to see Lainy Lane & L.P. Dover, purchase books, win beautiful swag, and see where fantasy comes to life!


Upstairs Booth #6

melissa-andrea-e1359520140555I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

I am the author of Flutter, The Discover Series! Reading has always been a passion for me, and writing as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. The only thing I do better than writing you ask? Making beautiful girls. My daughters will always be my greatest accomplishment.

Flutter2-2(2)I was born in Denver, Colorado –but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by.

4 things you should know about me: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them. I adore the color pink and things that sparkle (including vampires), I am a firm believer that chocolate cures ALL and I like even numbers (hence 4 things about me, not 5) Okay, maybe I cheated a little with my list, shhhh.

Description of what attendees will find at the booth: Books & Swag for sale.

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Like her on Facebook.  Follow her on Twitter. Pin with her on Pinterest. Keep up to date on her blog.


New Author Award (From Facebook)

Flutter was considered most anticipated release for fall 2012.

Flutter has won Best Cover awards both on blogs & Goodreads.

cameo_renae_-_author_photo-e1359517993608Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, CA, was raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and two children to Alaska. She loved reading from as long as she can remember. C.S. Lewis’ – Chronicles of Narnia – sparked a fire in her soul which made her want to create her own wondrous, magical worlds, and awesome characters to go on adventures with. Writing is her passion, and right now, her head is stuck in the YA genre.


In My Dreams, her debut novel, has been picked up and re-published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Hidden Wings, has also been accepted

by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and will be out January 18, 2013. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn… Until then… she’ll keep writing!


Description of what attendees will find at the booth: Paperback copies and swag of In My Dreams & Hidden Wings Series (Book 1 & 2)

Find me online on Facebook,  Twitter, and Goodreads .

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Paperback books and swag including of In My Dreams & Hidden Wings Series (Book 1 & 2) swag.


Upstairs Booth #14

option2-1-175x300-e1361484873456Miranda Kavi is a YA and Urban Fantasy author. She has worked as an attorney, an executive recruiter, and an assistant in a biological anthropology lab. She loves scary movies, museums, and is hopelessly addicted to chocolate. She lives in Houston with her husband and daughter.

You can also visit her on Twitter, Facebook and GoodReads.

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Celeste is not your ordinary teenage girl.

She’s part of a hidden world.

Something is after her kind.

Only she can stop it.

Celeste is new to the hidden world of the Tuatha and Sidhe, a people only thought to exist in Celtic mythology. With her adoptive family and boyfriend Rylan by her side, she travels to Ireland to meet her fellow Tuatha. Her happy orientation is shattered with a brutal murder and ensuing chaos in the Sidhe world.

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Rifts form with her loved ones as she copes with her rapidly increasing powers and shifting position. In the midst of the upheaval, Celeste and her friends must discover who seeks to destroy the Tuatha and open the seam between the human and Sidhe world with deadly consequences.

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headshot-1Heather London is a young adult author who loves to write stories full of fantasy, romance, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.


Please stop by my booth to say hi, enjoy some yummy treats, and enter giveaways for my books and a couple MAJOR swag bags!

You can also visit Heather on Facebook.

Please stop by our booth to say hi, enjoy some yummy treats, and enter giveaways for my books and a couple MAJOR swag bags!


Downstairs Booth #20

Nashville Writers MeetupThe Nashville Writers Meetup is a group of dedicated people who want to improve their writing and wish to master the craft of writing. While many of us aspire to be published authors, wanting words to paint mind pictures; others of us wish to let our creative spirits loose, exploring the nooks and crannies of existence.

Stop by the booth to meet authors Kelly Lynne, Helena Sorenson, and Mike Turner.


The authors and books on the table will be (book, author)


SHILOH, Helena Sorensen


AU PAIR GIRL, Judy Klass



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Upstairs Booth #10

natashahanova-e1360640577416Natasha Hanova writes paranormal romance, dark fantasy, and dystopian fiction for both YA and adult audiences. As a wife and mother of twins plus one, she loves to read paranormal romance, savors anything chocolate, and is addicted to Pinterest.

Her debut novel, EDGE OF TRUTH, draws the reader into a dystopian world with a supernatural twist – a headstrong teen whose emotions trigger earthquakes. The story explores suppression, greed, and revenge, while testing the boundaries of loyalty and integrity.
Find Natasha online on FacebookTwitterGoodReads, and Pinterest.


Edge Of Truth

Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.
It’s not a bad plan for someone with a hidden ability that marks her as Other. In a world pitted against her, sixteen-year-old Rena Moon strives for a life beyond working herself to death at the factory. Seeing an alternative, she risks selling relics from the forbidden lands at Market. It becomes the worst decision she ever made. Someone kidnaps her best friend in exchange for the one thing that would end her oppression.
Driven by loyalty, Rena and seventeen-year-old Nevan Jelani, soulful composer, green thumb extraordinaire, and the secret love of her life, plot to rescue her friend and reclaim her salvage. Still, the thought lingers whether Nevan is a true hero or another thief waiting for his chance at her loot. Events spin wildly, deepening Rena’s suspicions and pushing her limit of control. With more than her freedom at stake, she must decide if she’s willing to kill to protect what’s precious to her. For once, the Overlord isn’t holding all the power, but can Rena live with being reduced to what she’s trying so hard to escape?


andrea-heltsley1dreamwalker1 hallowedgroundandrea1Andrea Heltsley is a biology nerd who decided it was more fun writing than dissecting. She has written three novels and four more will be out in 2013. She lives on coffee and reads like a robot. Her husband and two italian greyhounds usually have to tear her away from the computer…imagine that.

Find Andrea on Facebook, Twitter and GoodReads.

Paperback copies of EDGE OF TRUTH will be available at Natasha’s booth.  Andrea will have her books available as well. Please come by to say hello, win awesome swag, and there may even be some chocolate left.


Downstairs Booth #25

rhiannon-paille-e1362534701159rhiannonfrontcoverRhiannon Paille is an Indie Author and she sells books. Most of them are Young Adult Fantasy books about Ferrymen and Flames, but some of them are about the Last City on Earth and one of them teaches people how to be psychic like her. Why and how this happened is purely a mystery, but she might have cool things on her table like seashells and lanterns. She would have brought the swords but she couldn’t get them across the border. You might have to ask her about some of this.

For more on Rhiannon Paille visit her on Facebook.

Info Coming Soon!



Upstairs Booth #4

riana-lucas13096211Riana Lucas is actually a duo of writers who are best friends who go by the names Nichole and Angela in the real world. Realizing that gobbling books like hungry caterpillars and then discussing them for hours at a time wasn’t fulfilling enough, the team decided to write their first book together. The Deadly Flowers Series was born out of a kernel of an idea and has grown into a four book series. The two have realized their true calling in life and plan to make a career out of writing books with strong characters that evoke true emotion.

Info Coming Soon!


Booth #24

Tara BrownTara Brown is the Bestselling author of Paranormal Romance, Post Apocalyptic, Contemporary, Romance, and Fantasy novels. She writes a lot of books and jumps Genres all the time. Mostly because she thinks she has Writers ADD, which she calls WADD. It might be a real thing.

Tara writes YA some of the time but mostly New Adult. Her books have sexual content (Heck yes) and Swearing. You have been warned. Now enjoy!

She has a beagle named Buster, a husband who she forces to read everything she writes and two girls who want so badly to be a character in one of her books. And not in that order.


Born“It’s us and them, Em. There are no regular people anymore.” Ten years ago when the world ended she ran for her life. Five weeks ago the world she’d hidden from came knocking on the door of her secluded cabin. Ten days ago she found salvation hiding amongst the dead. Yesterday she went back for the living. Today she wonders if she will live to see tomorrow. What do you do when the world you were born to is gone? Where do you hide when even your own body isn’t safe? Emma ran when her daddy told her to. She hid like he said she should. He was the first person she turned her back on. The first one she let die. Ten years has gone by and she still lives by the simple rules he taught her when she was nine years old. “Don’t help anyone. Don’t go where other people are unless you have to. Trust no one. Always pull the trigger.” Until one night she hears the worst sound in the world, a knock. A simple, timid knock, on the door to her cabin. Only the voice of the brave little girl, ready to die for her brother, persuades Emma to open the door. As her fingers turn the lock, she has a terrible feeling she will regret her decision. But even as regret fills her world, so do love and companionship. Things she never imagined she would ever have again. Everything comes at a cost, you decide what you’ll pay.

Tara will have paperbacks and swag. Giveaways and sale items.




Upstairs Booth #1

teal-havilandStop by Teal Haviland‘s booth to get your hands on a copy of The Reaping Chronicles ~ Inception, book one in the series about Gabrielle, the Angel of Karma, so you can join her and her allies in a story of love—past and present—fantastical beings, hidden realms, magic, fate, loss, and the fight of good versus evil. Teal will also have posters and t-shirts, as well as a super top secret item, available for purchase. And, of course, some free book swag and grape bubblegum. Why grape bubblegum? The answer is in Inception.

For more about Teal visit her on Facebook.


inception-high-resOne of the most powerful angels ever created. A war spanning thousands of years approaching it’s end. A past love who has fallen . . . a new one who is forbidden. And an ancient book that could cause creation’s ruin.

Gabrielle was created to live forever, but forever can’t exist when time is running out.

Join Gabrielle and her allies in a story of love — past and present — fantastical beings, hidden realms, magic, fate, loss, and the fight of good versus evil in, The Reaping Chronicles.

Inception, book one of the series, is the first novel from Teal Haviland.

angela-trumbo-e1361482538152Angela Trumbo was born in Cookeville, Tennessee, but now resides in Nashville with her husband Glenn and their hoard of eight cats.

As a teenager, she wrote several short stories and poems for friends and fellow class mates. The birth of her two children (Brandon and Heather) kept her busy with cub scouts, gymnastics, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and karate.

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After the high school graduation of her youngest child, Angela returned to her love of writing and has four short stories published in three anthologies (Soundtrack Not Included, Shadows of the Mind, and Nashville Noir anthologies). She is currently working on two novels, one thriller suspense and one paranormal young adult to be released in May, 2013.

You can also visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

Stop by this booth for books from both authors. Teal will happily sign books, t-shirts, posters, swag, and almost anything else you want her to sign. She can’t wait to see you!


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write-more-logo-for-pageThe sole mission for Write More Publications is to encourage fellow writers to write more, and to get their work to the public and seen. It is the hope of this company to bring the stories of talented authors to you, the reader, at an affordable price.
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