Friday, August 12, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Huge Karl Lagerfeld beach bag Giveaway - Book Launch Party!

This August, I am so honored and happy to be able to host the launching party for Hannah Fielding's new book, Legacy.

I have read and loved most of her books, and I'm so excited for this new one. It sounds absolutely breathtaking: 

A troubled young journalist finds her loyalties tested when love and desire unearth dark secrets from the past.
Spring, 2010. When Luna Ward, a science journalist from New York, travels halfway across the world to work undercover at an alternative health clinic in Cadiz, her ordered life is thrown into turmoil. 
The doctor she is to investigate, the controversial Rodrigo Rueda de Calderon, is not what she expected. With his wild gypsy looks and devilish sense of humour, he is intent upon drawing her to him. But how can she surrender to a passion that threatens all reason; and how could he ever learn to trust her when he discovers her true identity? Then Luna finds that Ruy is carrying a corrosive secret of his own…
Luna’s native Spanish blood begins to fire in this land of exotic legends, flamboyant gypsies and seductive flamenco guitars, as dazzling Cadiz weaves its own magic on her heart. Can Luna and Ruy’s love survive their families’ legacy of feuding and tragedy, and rise like the phoenix from the ashes of the past? 
Legacy is a story of truth, dreams and desire. But in a world of secrets you need to be careful what you wish for…

 Aren't you intrigued? I know I can't wait to read it! I just love the way she writes, from the setting and the unique characters to the action and the romance, her books are absolutely breathtaking. 

barnes and noble

And now...

Oh, you want this? It looks good? Well, take a look here first, if your mind isn't blown enough already.
This Karl Lagerfeld Choupette on the Beach Shopper 
retails for more than 200 USD!

Giveaway after the break.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No Plain Rebel - Request your ARC now!

Want a beautiful ARC copy of both 
No Ordinary Star and No Plain Rebel?

Well, go here, and join in the fun! 

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lady Midnight book review

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

At first I was a bit hesitant because of the Mortal Instruments series (which, just no) but this book was all


So I said fine


And then this book started being like





So here we are today



This book... it was honestly one of the best things I've read in like EVER. It has everything. Mystery, friendship, action, drama, romance, hotness, danger, impossible odds, strong women, tortured boys... I couldn't put it down, and the moment I did (it was when I had finished it -and then had taken a second look at my favorite passages) I had the most horrible case of book hangover you've ever seen in your life.
I don't think I'll be able to read, let alone write, anything after this experience. Which begs the question, what will I do with my life?
Reread this book, I suppose. Until the next one comes out.


In a kingdom by the sea…

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were when she was a child, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge—and Julian’s chance to get back his brother Mark, who is being held prisoner by the faerie Courts. All Emma, Mark, and Julian have to do is solve the murders within two weeks…and before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. And each clue she unravels uncovers more secrets. What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter Law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents—and can she bear to know the truth?

The darkly magical world of Shadowhunters has captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Join the adventure in Lady Midnight, the long-awaited first volume of a new trilogy from Cassandra Clare. 

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Happy pub day! - (and Bestseller announcement)

Exciting news!

Today is the release date of the second book in the No Orinary Star series, No Plain Rebel! Yay! 
The celebration is well under way on instagram and tumblr, so come on over and join us. If you have received an ARC for review, be sure to snap a photo of it and tag me, I'll share it all over the place.

This is a photo of both NOS and NPR, taken by my lovely friend Izabella @artistic.bookworm

The paperbacks look good too next to each other, don't you think?

If you're new to the No Ordinary Star universe, it's a three-part young adult book series about a soldier and a convicted girl in a futuristic, dystopian world, taking place on the last days of the year 2524. Only Christmas doesn't exist in their world, and neither do books. (Kissing doesn't either, but that's another story.)

Thanks everyone for your support, especially my lovely reviewers, who have been reading it like crazy since last week, and sending me the loveliest emails. I would be nowhere without you guys.
You've been with me every step of the way, encouraging me, sharing my posts, giving me your opinion on the cover, beta reading, and so so SO much more. 
I just love you. This is all worth it because of you.

Edited to add a few of the lovely photos you amazing people have been uploading. My instagram is on FIRE (literally, I just had to turn off my tablet for a while, it was getting too hot,lol) . You really are spoiling me, you know ;)

By the sweet @thelibromaniac

By my gorgeous friend @tea.books.lover

Both pictures by the lovely @clare.reads

A gorgeous photo by my amazing friend @velutluna_tic

Both pics by @withinthebookshelf :)

More beautiful photos coming in! Guys, you're making my eyes pop out of my head. These are so gorgeous (and there are more books than NOS and NPR in them... *tears*):

By Izabella @artistic.bookworm

By Claire @velutluna_tic

Both images by the talented @bassguitarwitch

Edited to add: 
I am so thankful for all of you lovely readers out there! On Friday, No Plain Rebel  made the bestseller list on amazon, and has stayed there since! I am so happy and grateful, and I know my poor little baby wouldn't have made it to the top without your help. Thank you once more. I love you all. (And keep the pics coming, they make my day!)

@withinthebookshelf just received both ARCs 
and took this lovely pic of them yaaaay <3 font="">

This one by @clare.reads has got to be my favorite.

By @velutluna_tic who is blurry (in the photo), but awesome.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Character Q&A

I was tagged on tumblr by the cutie koalamuffins to do this long and fun character questions tag! It's 90 questions long (yep. You read that correctly.) but I only answer the ones that are juicy here. Here is the full tag, for whoever wants to do it for a character in their own novel, you're welcome to!

The character I’ll be answering these for is Wes Spencer, the hot Brit actor from my New Adult upcoming novel LOSE ME.

3. What is their biggest motivator?

He wants to prove himself.

5. How do they deal with/react to pain?

Emotional pain? He drinks. A lot. Physical pain? He’s tough. 

6. What do they like to wear?

Well, he’s a movie star who owns a boat. You figure it out. 

7. Which of their relationships have impacted them most positively?

Ollie and Ari. 

10. What is their favorite food/kind of food?

As of this autumn, Greek food. He almost had an orgasm while eating.

11. What do they feel most insecure about?

His worth. 

13. How do they react to feelings of guilt?

They make him want to change.

14. How do they react to/deal with betrayal?

Moves on, stays brokenhearted.

15. What is their greatest achievement?

Yep, there’s spoilers in this answer. Sorry.

17. What are they like when they’re drunk?

Super hyped. 

20. Fears?

Not being good enough. Not being worthy.

23. Do they collect anything?

Oh, he’s a bookworm (swooooooon)

32. Pet peeves?

Reporters and online/magazine articles about him.

33. Do they own any objects of significant personal importance?

A heirloom copy of Pride and Prejudice

37. When was the last time they cried?

Never. Until now. As a kid, maybe. Lots of issues.

39. Tell us about one of the times they got injured?

Car accident. Stunt.

42. Do they have any bad habits?


43. Why might someone dislike them?

Drinking, arrogant, full of himself, acts superior. Also, he wears college sweaters which look hot on him, but a bit preppy. 

44. Why might someone love them?

He is trying to change. After some point.

47. Are they romantically interested in anyone?

Are you kidding me? I’m not gonna tell you. Read the freaking book. 

56. What Hogwarts House would they be in?


59. What are their views on death?

He’s pretty much had to think very hard and deeply on the subject, during the course of LOSE ME. 

60. What is something that they’re sure to laugh at?

Laurel and Hardy old black-and-white films. Also, his own youtube videos. But then again, everyone laughs at those.

61. When bored, how do they pass time?

He doesn’t have time to get bored.

63. Do they have an accent?

A swoony, British one J 

65. If they knew they were going to die, what would they do/say?


68. Do they become squeamish at the sight of blood?

Nope. He stays pretty cool, actually.

69. Is there anything that they find really gross?


71. Do they enjoy helping people?

Well, he adopted a one-eared dog, but that’s not exactly people. Or is it? ;)

74. Are they quick to anger? What are they like when they loose their temper?

Hides it with caustic humor. Also, his eyes get really hooded and dark. Then he acts cold and aloof. Ugh. 

76. Are they good at cooking?

Oh yes, my friend.

77. Favorite insult? Do they insult people often?

“Clod”. And, boy, does he. 

78. How do they act when they’re particularly happy?

Silent. Smiling.

82. Do they exercise regularly?

Oh yeah. He does weights, he surfs, he’s a freaking star, so yeah. Also, he does most of his stunts on his own, so he’s in pretty good shape.

83. Are they comfortable with the way they look?

A little bit too much.

85. What kind of personalities do they find attractive?

Brave, fighter, different from anyone else.

87. What is their age?


88. Are they tall or short or somewhere in between?

Tall. Way tall.

91. What is their sense of humor like?


98. Something that they regret?

You’ll see.

99. Biggest accomplishment?

Saved someone’s life.

I had SO much fun doing this!

Here is the link to the synopsis for LOSE ME. on goodreads, and you can read a free sample of the first chapter, Stunt Girl, here.

So, what did you think of Wes? Does he sound like someone you'd want to spend a book reading about? Or does he sound like someone you'd love to punch in the face? For me, the answer to both of these is yes.

Read more fund questions (and answers) about the characters in LOSE ME. here.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016


 I have instagram now! It's here: mcfrank_author . It's currently private, so just hit that follow button, and I'd love to follow you back :) 

On a side note, I think I might be slightly obsessed with bookstagram... That's normal right? RIGHT?

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