Thursday, December 5, 2013

MONICA JAMES - GIVEAWAY - VLOG GUEST POST - THE I SURRENDER TRILOGY - NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - AUSSIE AUTHOR ROAD TRIP - DAY 30


Day 30 is the last day of my Aussie Author Road Trip. I am spending it with the lovely Monica James and she has an AWESOME guest post VLOG for y'all and she wants to show you her books, I Surrender and Surrender To Me. Check out her excerpts and her awesome giveaway.

Ahhh, the last day in my magical Kombi van . It has been a blast discovering all the Aussie talent we have in our country. I hope you have all found some wonderful authors to read. I know I have.

Until next time ...

Welcome Monica James.




AUTHOR BIO:

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. Listening to the likes of Elvis to Fiona Apple and everything in between has been her inspirational tool to write. Her varied musical and literary tastes have shaped her into the writer she has become. 

Monica partook in extra Literature and Writing studies in High School. She studied a Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University Victoria, Australia, majoring in Philosophy and Cinema Studies for three years. 

Monica James has just had her first novel, paperback and eBook editions, published through theEDGEbooks. The novel is entitled I Surrender, and is the first book in a trilogy. Her second book, Surrender to Me, will be released October 21st 2013. 

I Surrender, on the first day of release, charted at #38 on Amazon’s Hot New Coming of Age Bestselling Releases List. 

Monica is attending her first book signing at, Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Downtown Disney on Nov. 2, 2013. 

When she is not writing, Monica is running her own business, but always finds a balance between the two. Monica enjoys reading honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories that leave an imprint on her. She put pen to paper because she wanted to write a book that she would want to read. She draws inspiration from her surroundings, hopeful others enjoy reading about the world as she sees it.




6 Quick Things: 

A quote that means something to you.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss

A song that describes you. 

Trouble by Elvis Presley


 Who is your book boyfriend? 

Do I have to list only 1?! LOL Hmmm... atm (it changes daily) Bones from The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost. Why? Pssh, because he's Bones!! 

Amen


Who is your book girlfriend? 

Ellie from Sins and Needles (The Artists Trilogy) by Karina Halle. Why? because she's a total badass!


Author that inspired you and why?

 Dr. Seuss, because he writes whimsical nonsense that makes complete sense to me. 


 Will you be attending the Indie Author Down Under Gold Coast event 22nd March 2014? 

Facebook Link

YES, YES YES!!





Title of Book : I Surrender
Author: Monica James

State: Victoria
Series Title:The I Surrender Trilogy
Published By : theEDGEbooks
Date Released : July 30th 2013
Genre : New Adult

I Surrender: Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.

It took one life shattering moment, for her to realize, her EX is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava. Her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, Jasper White will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. But, she is finding resisting Jasper, with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes, harder than she ever imagined. And that’s because Jasper knows what he wants, and he wants Ava.

But, can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? Because, what happens if love does not triumph all? What happens if love isn’t enough?

Surrender to Me:Ava Thompson left the love of her life, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. Even though the decision was the toughest of her life, it was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her.

Singapore.

And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her.

Harper.

But Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. Ava is stronger, and she will not allow her past, taint her future.

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

And that’s because of one life changing event that has altered her life forever.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. But what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?


AWESOME VLOG GUEST POST

What a sweetie!!





Title of Book : Surrender To Me
Author: Monica James

State: Victoria
Series Title:The I Surrender Trilogy
Published By : theEDGEbooks
Date Released : 
October 21st 2013
Genre : New Adult


Ava Thompson left the love of her life, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. Even though the decision was the toughest of her life, it was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.


Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her.

Singapore.

And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her.

Harper.

But Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. Ava is stronger, and she will not allow her past, taint her future. 

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

And that’s because of one life changing event that has altered her life forever.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. But what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?




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Twitter: @monicajames81




Excerpt from I Surrender:



"Both our chests are rising with the adrenalin of our chase, but as my mind comprehends the position we are in, I am breathing uneasy for another reason. His entire body is pressed against mine. He gazes at me with a half smile, his dimples on show. I am so aware of how close we are and I can’t move.

My cheeks suddenly heat and my heart begins to beat madly, as I aware of what Jasper wants. I can feel the heat of his skin against mine and I gasp at the contact. His smile disappears, and as he looks at me with such deep intensity, the butterflies in my stomach begin to flutter uncontrollably. He reaches up to brush a runaway hair from my face, his fingers passing gently over my cheek, while I involuntarily liquefy.

I stare into those cerulean depths and I feel it. That tickle you usually feel in your belly right before something big is about to happen.

“I surrender,” he whispers huskily, his fingers lingering on my cheek.


Why do I feel there is a hidden message behind those two little words?

With his fierce jaw, piercing blue eyes and unruly bedroom hair, he looks perfect.

But that’s not what knocks me flat. It’s that impassioned look of desire he is giving me, and I know Jasper wants to kiss me. He is looking intently upon my mouth, like it is his sustenance.I am torn. The sexual chemistry between us is palpable.

I shouldn’t want this for so many reasons, but why does it feel so right, so intrinsic? I feel like a liar after convincing myself I don’t want to explore anything more than friendship with Jasper. Because right now, looking at him, looking at his perfect lips, I can think of nothing else."













And will be signing at Indie Author Down Under event 
 http://www.indieauthorsdownunder.com/ Gold Coast March 22nd 2014.




Giveaway Time:

International




Monica sent her street team, who are spread all over the world, stickers to sticker the hell outta their country and to also wear their shirts in front of landmarks that represent where they are in the world, wearing their shirts :) 

Check out the street crew around the world.




I Surrender by Monica James is making history!!

For the first time ever, a soundtrack has been written to accompany a book!! The 10 track album was written by Passengers of Ego, the band starring in the novel. All songs were inspired by I Surrender, and reflect a chosen chapter in the book.




The album entitled, I Surrender will be available via iTunes, and also on CD on October 25th 2013.



Be part of history!! 



Full music video released: October 18th 2013!




Here is a little taste of what’s to come!




Passengers of Ego are coming! 




I Surrender by Monica James 






Model: Anthony Hamelin 

Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography




Monica James' publisher, theEDGEbooks.com has put together an author signing and band performance of P.O.E. to help celebrate the release of the CD at the legendary, House of Blues in Downtown Disney, Anaheim! Come out to meet Monica James and the band Nov. 2, 2013 at Rockin’ the Holidays Indie Readers Bash!


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