Four Words with Sara Hantz

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Hello, everyone. Emma Martin here. Are you ready for another four-word interview? I’m having such a great time with these characters…well, and the authors, too.

If you’re new to the blog, here’s how it works. I get to ask four questions, but they can only be four words long, and the kicker is…they answers have to be four words or less as well.

Why four? Well…why not? That’s just how I roll.

Ready to meet Super Author, Sara? I know I am, so let’s get on it!

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Emma Martin: Most embarrassing moment…

Sara Hantz: Falling off stage

EM: Favorite sweet treat…

SH: Dark chocolate peanut slab

EM: Favorite time of day…

SH: Early morning sunrise

EM: Favorite ice cream flavor…

SH: Mint choc chip

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OUCH. Fell off stage? YIKES! I’m curious to hear that story…

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Check out this awesome sounding book, too. Kickboxing champ? Oh yeah!Real Abi

Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.

Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous boyfriend, Jon, mistakes Abi for the real star, Abi’s completely smitten. In fact, she’s so in love with her new life, it isn’t long before she doesn’t have time for her old one.

But when the cameras are turned off, will she discover running with the Hollywood A-list isn’t quite the glamorous existence she thought it was?

And let’s meet the author of this kicking book!

SaraSara Hantz comes from the UK and now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia (via 10 years in New Zealand). She lectured for many years before deciding to devote more time to her writing and working in the family business. She has two grown-up children and when not writing or working she spends more time than most people she knows watching TV – in fact if TV watching was an Olympic sport she’d win gold.

Come find Sara here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Entangled

Thanks for stopping by, Sara!!

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Four Words with AJ Pine’s Characters

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Hello, everyone. Emma Martin here. Are you ready for another four-word interview? I’m having such a great time with these characters…well, and the authors, too.

If you’re new to the blog, here’s how it works. I get to ask four questions, but they can only be four words long, and the kicker is…they answers have to be four words or less as well.

Why four? Well…why not? That’s just how I roll.

So, you ready for the next one? We decided to mix it up a little and interview BOTH CHARACTERS. Pretty fun!

Meet Griffin Reed & Maggie Kendall from AJ Pine’s WHAT IF.  And guess what? The book RELEASES TODAY! So, be sure to read through to find the buy links so you can grab your copy!

So let’s get started…

Emma Martin: Most embarrassing moment…

Griffin Reed: Walking into a door.

Maggie Kendall: Answering phone, “Royal Grinds!” 


EM: WHAT IF first kiss.

GR: Scared to need her.

MK: So this is fireworks


EM: Favorite old school game…

GR: UNO, but Maggie’s version.

MK: UNO, with my rules.


EM: Strangest thing done recently.

GR: Picked up a hitchhiker.

MK: Have to pick one?

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Okay, I’m so digging these characters! Oh, and Griffin, I’ve sooo walked into a door before. Totally SUCKS!!

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A little about WHAT IF:

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Sometimes it takes letting go of the past to find out who you want to be.

During his semester abroad, Griffin Reed almost gave his heart to a girl who loved someone else. Lesson learned. Now he’s home, where following in his father’s footsteps may not be what he wants, but it’s what his parents expect. It might be taking the easy road, but he doesn’t see a way out.

Something that could have killed Maggie Kendall took away the person she used to be instead. Her condition makes her dependent on sticky notes, photos, and medication just to get through each day. The last thing she needs is a distraction—or someone new to disappoint.

What they refuse to see is they are perfect for each other. Maggie makes Griffin want to be a better man, and he makes her believe a future is possible. But these two have to find a way to share the secrets ripping them apart, if they’re ever going to have a chance at happiness.


Find WHAT IF here:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe | iTunes | Google Play

Here is the GOODREADS LINK.

Meet AJ:

authorAJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, from Eric Northman to the Salvatore brothers. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

AJ’s debut NA novel, IF ONLY, is out now with Entangled’s Embrace line, with a companion novel, WHAT IF, releasing December 8, 2014. Look for her two new NA novels releasing with Penguin/Intermix, ONE NIGHT and ONE LIFE, in 2015.

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Thanks, AJ, for letting Griffin & Maggie come out and play!

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Four Words with Jus Accardo

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Hello, everyone. Emma Martin here. If you’re new to the blog, here’s how it works. I get to ask four questions, but they can only be four words long, and the kicker is…they answers have to be four words or less as well.

Why four? Well…why not? That’s just how I roll.

So, Let’s welcome JUS ACCARDO to the spotlight! I just love her books. The Darker Agency series is awesome. Love her character, JESSIE, to death. I’m actually thinking of recruiting her to help me up here on campus. These Vamps are damn thirsty lately, and I might need a little help!

So let’s get started…

Emma Martin: Most embarrassing moment…

Jus Accardo: Graceless tumble at BEA

EM: Describe your first kiss…

JA: Sloppy and awkward.

EM: Movie that represents you…

JA: No movie strange enough

EM: If granted one wish…

JA: Twenty more wishes

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Girl after my own heart. Especially when it comes to the “No movie strange enough.” 

I so feel you there, JUS!

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A little about A DARKER PAST (Darker Agency #2)

ADarkerPast-JusAccardo-500x750(1)Between helping her mother with the Darker Agency and laying the smack down on monster baddies, Jessie Darker puts the “normal” in paranormal. But lately, things have gotten a little crazy…even for a smart-assed half-demon teenage girl.

For starters, Jessie’s been contracted into fifty-five years of annoying servitude. To a demon. Then there’s Lukas Scott, her sexy new boyfriend. Once the former incarnation of Wrath, he’s been going through some…uh, changes. Like residual anger. And trading chaste hangouts for lusty make-out sessions.

But it’s when Lukas and Jessie accidentally release a Very Nasty Demon that things get really bad, setting into motion a chain of death and mayhem that threatens both Earth and the Shadow Realm. Jessie has exactly four days to fix it…before all of Hell breaks loose.

Add a Darker Past to your goodreads TBR

A Darker Past – From Entangled Publishing. $0.99 for a limited time only!

A little about JUS:

NEW-PIC-300x300JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. But at the last minute, she realized her true path lay with fiction, not food.

Jus is the bestselling author of the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing, as well as the Darker Agency series, and the New Adult series, The Eternal Balance. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Find her here:  Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Thanks for stopping by!

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Four Words with ELLA

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Hello, everyone. Emma Martin here. Are you ready for another four-word interview? I’m having such a great time with these characters…well, and the authors, too.

If you’re new to the blog, here’s how it works. I get to ask four questions, but they can only be four words long, and the kicker is…they answers have to be four words or less as well.

Why four? Well…why not? That’s just how I roll.

So…let’s get started!

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Meet ELLA. (I just love that name). We meet her in Kate Jarvik Birch’s YA novel, Perfected. She got me with the cover. So freaking telling it’s not even funny. And I’m pulling an all-nighter stake-out at a frat party. Vamps tend to view them as a supernatural BUFFET TABLE, and since I’ll be there all night, I’ll get this on my Kindle and read it!

Beats studying for PSYCH, that’s for sure!

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Emma Martin: Favorite sweet treat…

Ella: Ruby’s butterscotch candies.

EM: Favorite time of day…

E: Nighttime walks with Penn.

EM: If granted one wish…

E: The freedom to love.

EM: Favorite ice cream flavor…

E: Penn’s famous banana split.

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VERY nice! You handled that perfectly, Ella! It was really nice meeting you. Give PENN a nice, long, very forbidden hug for me. 

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By Kate Jarvik Birch

As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these “family companions” enter their masters’ homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury. 

Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman’s bubbly young daughter, but she doesn’t expect Penn, the congressman’s handsome and rebellious son. He’s the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows…and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating.

But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she’s faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn’s family is leaving…and if she’s unsuccessful, she’ll face a fate far worse than death.

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KateJarvikBirchbiopic Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist, author, playwright, daydreamer, and professional procrastinator. As a child, she wanted to grow up to be either a unicorn or mermaid. Luckily, being a writer turned out to be just as magical. Her essays and short stories have been published in literary journals including Indiana Review and Saint Ann’s Review. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids. To learn more visit www.katejarvikbirch.com

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Read on!

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