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Well today is my first day at BookExpo America and when I woke up this morning I was very nervous since I have never been the Javits Center before and I was going there alone. I was going to meet up with Tori the Book Faery at 9AM so that we could get to the Press Registration together and then hang out until we would go our separate ways since we have different tastes. I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted to since I was just so overwhelmed with how big the place was and how many people there was at BEA. I didn't actually have my entire day planned out like Tori did so I didn't get to see everything that I wanted too but I hope that next year I will plan things much better now that I know somewhat the layout and the chaos of the place. So after leaving my apartment in Queens at around 7:30AM I took the E train to 34th Street Penn Station and I had to walk 5 to 6 blocks in a straight line before I finally found the Javits Center. I didn't know exactly where it was since like I said I never been there but I walked straight from 8th Avenue on 34th Street all the way to 11th Avenue and I finally found the very big Javits Center. There were so many people there that I had to stop in the very hot sun for about 5 minutes to figure out that I was in the right place as well to take out my cell phone so that I can see if Tori was on her way.

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Hello everyone! Today is the first day of BookExpo America that is being hosted at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This is the first year I’m going to be at the BEA since I didn’t know about it until a few months ago by my friend, Terry Kate, creator of Romance in the Backseat. I was going to go with her but since she couldn’t make it back to NYC from LA this week I had to find someone else that I could meet up with. So I am going to go tomorrow with Tori, creator of the Book Faery book blog since we are both from NYC and have registered as Press to go. I’m going to be taking my Dell Mini-Inspiron 10 with me tomorrow as well as my mom’s digital camera so that I can take pictures as well as videos of my time there. I will be posting them as I get them so that you all can experience it with me as I got through the various booth’s that will be there. I plan to meet Cathy Maxwell, Linda Lael Miller, Alison Kent, Rachel Vincent and various other authors who are going to be at their publishers booths as well as the authors autograph signings. I’m so looking forward to tomorrow!

The last book in the Wasteland series, The Priestess, is out right now, available to purchase at MBAM!! Tomorrow it will be available everywhere, even on Amazon.

Wasteland: The Priestess by R. G. Alexander

Damn the rules, damn the gods…even if he has to share her, she belongs to him.
Wasteland, Book 4
High Priestess Xian has followed the Path of the Peaceful Sun since she was chosen at birth. Yet the joy she receives from helping others is overshadowed by her growing belief that the world they live in is…wrong.

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Today I'm reviewing Grace Cooopersmith's debut novel Nancy's Theory of Style that I got a review copy of. If you have read Marta Acosta's Casa Dracula series you have met Nancy Carrington-Chambers since she is friends with Milagro de los Santos. I have anxiously been waiting for this release every since I interviewed Marta Acosta on my live podcast show, TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan, in September 2009 and she gave me a bit of the details to this novel as well as the 4th Casa Dracula book. We only got a glimpse of the lively, pretty young socialite Nancy Carrington-Chambers in the Casa Dracula series but in the start of this novel we start to get a bigger picture of what she is like. Nancy has always believed that an excellent sense of style and strict attention to detail are what it takes to achieve a perfectly chic life. Nancy is a woman of certain tastes and has lived a very privilaged life though has never really received any emotional comfort from her parents throughout her entire life. After she leaves her husband who has turned their McMansion into an unlivable place she’s determined to make her event planning company, Froth, a real winner, but her new prize assignment—reinventing the turgid Barbary Coast Historical Museum fundraiser—must be spectacular in every way. Luckily, Nancy now has the perfect assistant (which her husband sent her way) named Derek Cathcart who is British, impeccably dressed, gorgeous, and clearly gay—so why does Nancy find him so attractive?

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Eden Bradley's story in the Smutketeers' Wasteland anthology, Book Three: The Breeder, is out now! Buy it now at MBAM or on Amazon!

Wasteland: The Breeder by Eden Bradley

In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.

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I do love paranormal romances very much because the authors create this totally different world that is similar to our own world. But these worlds these authors create are filled with all these paranormal creatures that we only think is myth but are totally real in paranormal romances. I know that author Jessica Coulter Smith loves to read paranormal romances so when she writes paranormal romances are what she ends up creating. I had the pleasure of hosting her guest blog about her release Moonlight Protector, which is the first book of her paranormal Ashton Grove Werewolves series and I also reviewed it as well. I also had the pleasure of interviewing her as well if you want to find out more about Jessica's writing and about some of her hobbies and favorite authors. I reviewed her second and third book in her series fabulous series called Moonlight Hero and Moonlight Guardian for both Jessica and her publisher Wild Horse Press and what a nice read that was for me. I also had the pleasure of reviewing the sort of prequel to her Ashton Grove Werewolves series that was previously published by another online publisher but was re-issued with Wild Horse Press called, Whispering Lake.
Well today I'm reviewing Jessica's May 25th release novel, Moonlight Champion, the fourth book in her Ashton Grove Werewolves series, which I was lucky enough to receive an advanced review copy from Wild Horse Press a few days ago. I love Jessica's novels and was happy that they sent me a copy to review because I've read the blurb for this novel a while back before it was given an official released date on Jessica's website. Since reading the first book in her wonderfully written Ashton Grove Werewolves series I have been anxiously waiting for the next book in the series to be published as soon as possible because I am officially addicted! Now we all have read about the three Andrews brothers, Cole, Gabriel and Michael finding their mates and having their happily ever after though they had some trouble along the way. But now it's their cousin Conner Tierney's turn to find his mate and have his happily ever after.

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Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

Phoebe Jordan

I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books. I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.

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