Cover Reveal – Illegal Contact by Santino Hassel


Today I’m part of the group revealing the cover for Santino Hassel’s book, Illegal Contact, out in August 2017.

The rules of the game don’t apply off the field in this first Barons novel.

New York Barons tight end Gavin Brawley is suspended from the team and on house arrest after a video of him brawling goes viral. Gavin already has a reputation as a jerk with a temper on and off the field—which doesn’t help him once he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. And while he’s been successful professionally, he’s never been lucky when it comes to love.

Noah Monroe is a recent college grad looking for a job—any job—to pay off his mounting student debt. Working as Gavin’s personal assistant/babysitter seems like easy money. But Noah isn’t prepared for the electrifying tension between him and the football player. He’s not sure if he’d rather argue with Gavin or tackle him to the floor. But both men know the score, and neither is sure what will happen once Gavin’s timeout is over…

Santino Hassell was raised in Brooklyn by a strict Catholic family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school-cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.


I don’t know about you but I’m excited for this one!

What do you think?

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Preorder Opportunity – A Court of Wings and Ruin (Blue Bunny Books)


On May 2nd, Sarah J. Maas’s final book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, A Court of Wings and Ruin, will be released. Blue Bunny Books, an adorable independent book store in Dedham, MA, has a great opportunity for you.

All ACOWAR preorders will be signed and personalized by Sarah Maas. And any orders of Sarah’s other books will only be signed. Books will ship out after May 10th.

With book signings hard to come by or even get to this is a great way to add a signed book to you collection.

For more information please go HERE.

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Goodreads Giveaways

I feel like I have been a lousy blogger this week. I don’t know what it is but I haven’t been able to come up with anything to post that I think anyone would be all that interested in. I apologize for my lack of creativity.

But this morning I saw a tweet for a giveaway on Goodreads and thought, maybe I should do a post about some current ones you should enter. These are all subject to end dates so make sure you enter and you enter them soon. Some I have read or want to read and others I just think people will find interesting.







There are a ton more giveaways on Goodreads, I just picked a few from the Young Adult section. You can find all Goodreads giveaways HERE.

Did you enter any of the above?

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Setting up an Edelweiss Filter

Sorry non-bloggers/non-librarians/non-booksellers, this post is not for you.

Recently, okay about 3 months ago, Edelweiss changed how their site works and functions. It was a shock and threw a lot of us for a loop. I mean the old site was hard enough to manage and figure out. Now there is a whole new system to work with.Not only that, but now when you are approved for a book you don’t even get an email notification alerting you (hint, you should long on to check that!). With all the changes I had had enough. I refused to go back to the old version, because I know they will get rid of that soon enough, and I played around and tried to learn how it works. I am no expert, but after some struggles I found the best way for me to navigate the system and it was through creating a filter.

The import part about creating a filter is to know the Vendors and Imprints that are important to you. In my example you will see I have Simon and Schuster and Harper Collins as two vendor, but the imprints is where I added a lot of different sections of the publishing world. I think the Imprints are the import part of your filter so make sure you add which ever ones you want easy access too.

Step one: Log into Edelweiss+. When you are on the home screen you will see something like the screen below. On this screen you will be able to see books you have been approved for, denied for, downloaded…you get the gist. You will also see a place that mentions filters (wording may be different since I already have a filter set). Click on this:

Step 2: You will then get a screen with a pop-up box that looks similar to this. Names your filter immediately (mine is named FAVE PUBS). This is where you will add the EDELWEISS VENDOR. IMPRINT, AGE and REVIEW COPY AVAILABILITY.  These specifications will allow you to see all the publishers you look at all at once. You will not need to dig through pages and pages to find certain pages and availability. As you can see in my example I have stuff to Young Adult books. There are options for all ages. If you read both Adult and Young Adult set up two filters and keep everything separate. Whatever is easy for you, do.

Step Three: When you are done building you filter you will see on the bottom right hand corner of the pop-up a results number (the one above says 94). Click on the phrase “Go to List” and see what books are in the filter you created.

And you should be all good. The Filter should now be saved and you should be able to look at it anytime and make your life a heck of a lot easier.

I hope this method is a help. It has definitely been one for me.

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Introducing: New Pretty


The day is finally here! After months and months of waiting my new blog design is here and I’m in love with it!

Rachel, of Hello, Chelly, did such a fantastic job on this design. She took a Pinterest board I created and made something so me. It is perfect and I love it! She 100% captured exactly the look I was going for and I’m just so happy.

Keep in mind though that my blog is now a work in progress. Slowly I will be updating my old posts to fit in with my new pretty and that is going to take a while. 4 years of blogging is a lot of posting. But I am up for the challenge.

Anyway I just wanted to pop on and show off the new pretty and Rachel’s amazing work.

What do you think? So Andi right?!?!

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