Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Love & Blood Release

It's here!! It's finally here!! The re release of Love & Blood! I'm so dang excited! I decided about six months ago that I wanted to revise the story, and at first I was scared. I wrote the book in my first year of writing, so I knew there would be a lot of things to change. What I hadn't anticipated was how much I would enjoy doing it. I fell in love with the story all over again, and I saw the characters in a new light. So, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!



He was her death and she had loved him for it. 

Bronwyn Fitzgibbons had run from her maker for twenty years, but he had found her again. Seeing Ronan brought back all the reasons she shouldn't love him, but also all the reasons she should. 

Bronwyn is caught between Ronan her maker and the one who unchained her darkness, and Rider the vampire who had saved her and fed her humanity. Her heart will be torn apart in loving them both. Can she fight against her darkness or will it consume her? 

Lines will be drawn. Battles will be fought. Who will claim her soul in the end?

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Monday, September 19, 2016

What I never knew I needed.

So a while back, I'm talking 4-5 years ago, I became 2 people. I was me, the author, and me, the online event planner. Truth be told, more people knew me as the Release Day Diva haha. It was such a fun time in my life too, always different. I met so many amazing people and overall had so much fun.

But then, as things do, things shifted. Events weren't as fun to plan and host, and my personal life became more complicated with fertility treatments and being a mom to a young child. So I hung up my event planning hat. And for a while, I hung up my author hat too. Writing stopped being fun. It became the job I felt like I had to do and no longer wanted to.

I took almost a full year off and just enjoyed being me. The mom, and the wife. I laughed with friends, read tons of amazing books, and just got to be for a while. Then something happened....I realized I missed my little book family. I missed the camaraderie of writing with others. Mostly, I missed cheering my fellow authors on from the sidelines, or next to them in the trenches.

So, I decided to start up my writing boot camps again. In my head it would be a fun way to dip my toe back into the whole crazy writing world again. So I did just that. I opened the page back up, and ran a few week long boot camps. Those ladies brought me back to life, no lie. Cheering them on, and seeing them succeed, it brought me to life again. So Kim, Tiffany, and Belinda, I thank you for that!!

What now? What did I do now that I had the desire to start writing again? I'll tell you! I gave myself permission to write what I wanted, and not chase the "hot genre" anymore. I'm sure you can imagine how stressful it can be to always be looking at the charts and seeing what's hitting. It's no way to live!

That's what I've been doing, writing for me. And I've had more fun in the last 4 months than I've had in years! My advice to any of you is to follow your passion. If your passion is Contemporary Romance, write it! PNR? Write it!! Readers will feel it in your pages, I promise!!

Ok, so now a little bit more about the boot camps....I had to figure out what I was going to do with it all, so I became an author coach! What does that mean? Well, in a nutshell it means I'm here to help. I still offer the boot camps, but now I offer more intensive coaching. This is where you get daily one on one help. I help you set up a realistic schedule and motivate you to stick to it. I give advice on plot issues and flow, and later on who to use for editing and fomatting as well as promo.

I never realized what being a cheerleader meant to me, until I stopped doing it. Never again will I do that. I challenge you all to find that in your life, the one thing you would be miserable without. Once you know what it is, your job is to nurture it.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Love and Blood is being re released in September!


A while back I decided to revisit some old friends.....Bronwyn, Ronan, and Rider!!! Let me just say that it has been a ton of fun, and I've added so much to the story. I cannot wait for this series to be re released!!!

For now, here is the new blurb and cover for Love and Blood! 






Blurb:

He was her death and she had loved him for it.

Bronwyn Fitzgibbons had run from her maker for twenty years, but he had found her again. Seeing Ronan brought back all the reasons she shouldn't love him, but also all the reasons she should.


Bronwyn is caught between Ronan her maker and the one who unchained her darkness, and Rider the vampire who had saved her and fed her humanity. Her heart will be torn apart in loving them both. Can she fight against her darkness or will it consume her?
Lines will be drawn. Battles will be fought. Who will claim her soul in the end?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

After We Fell Release




**** The Harder I Fall must be read before this book. This story picks up right where it leaves off***** 

You fell in love with Becca and Levi in The Harder I Fall. Follow them on this new journey together. 
The tough parts were supposed to be over now. Or at least that’s what Becca thought. Marrying Levi Klein was supposed to be her happy ending. Little did they know that the toughest year of their life was right around the corner. 
The first year of marriage is hard enough without things beyond their control thrown at them. Can Becca and Levi weather the storm and make it through to happiness on the other side?






All books in the series are on sale!!!
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The Deeper We Get: http://amzn.to/1rTQDDr



Friday, April 22, 2016

Crashing Series Release Day Blitz

Title: The Crashing Series Box Set
Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
Release Date: April 22, 2016
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Crashing Back Down (#1) -
Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy's best friends and parents.
Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.
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Falling Back Together (#2) -
“I don't know if it’s fate, coincidence, or my curse, but I'm still breathing, and my breaths are for you.”
Mags McManus is far from a normal woman in her mid twenties. Being a war widow, a business professional, and a brokenhearted train wreck only skims the surface of the layers of who Margret McManus truly is. Waking up in a hospital bed, alone and confused, Mags once again has to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. With her best friends by her side, Mags slowly starts to learn the answers she so desperately longs for. But is everything going to continue to spiral out of control? Or is there a light at the end of this dark, twisting tunnel where all the broken pieces can finally fall back together?
Note from the author: Second book in the two part Crashing Series. Crashing Back Down should be read before Falling Back Together to avoid spoilers. A portion of all royalties from Falling Back Together are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.
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Crashing: The Wedding (#0.5) -
**This Book is a Standalone** It is a companion novella to The Crashing Series and takes place before Crashing Back Down (book 1 in the series).
Well this is freaking great…
Right when my best friend’s wedding was in full swing, the flowers were paid for, the dresses were being tailored and the bachelorette party was planned and nonrefundable, the bomb gets dropped right on my doorstep at four in the morning.
“The Wedding is OFF!” Mags yelled right as I opened the door to my apartment.
Oh hell no! We’re not canceling these plans. I will make this work. I will get her and Randy on track to walking down that freaking isle. I am getting to go on a bachelorette weekend vacation to party with my best friend! This is happening whether Mags and Randy like it or not.
That’s what a best friend is for, right?!
Get your copy for only $2.99 before it goes back up to $5.99! On sale through 4/29!
He climbed onto the foot of my king-sized bed, handed me my black coffee, and set out the food carefully. "How about breakfast in bed and a movie?" He pulled Almost Famous out of his jacket pocket and tossed me a smirk. The smell of the bitter coffee made my mood lift a little, and I peeked out from under my blankets.
There is no way I can turn down that smile, my favorite movie, and breakfast bribery.
"How could I say no to an offer like that?" I jumped out of my bed, tousled my hair a little in an attempt to tame it slightly, and put all of the pillows back onto the bed while Walker started the movie and threw his black leather jacket onto the floor.
We climbed under the covers, cuddling down to have an awesome breakfast with good company. Walker’s shoulder cradled my head as I slurped coffee from the plastic lid and let my eyes wander over his muscular, tattooed arms. I had been with him and Randy for almost every one of their ink sessions. I could imagine the swallows on Walker’s chiseled chest that he got about a month after we met. He was handsome and tall, and he had an erotic stare that could make any girl wet within seconds. I never knew why he just jumped around from girl to girl, not even able to define monogamy. Randy had always said that being promiscuous was just in Walker’s nature, and I never questioned it further.
It was comforting to have someone fill the other side of the bed. We watched the movie, reciting every line, and munched away on the glazed treats. When the credits started to roll, Walker pulled me to him tighter; he could always tell when the tears were about to start. I breathed in his mix of salty tears and men's cologne, a smell that had become a little too comforting to me recently. We lay silently while the credits played out, the movie soundtrack hushed in the background of our embrace.
When the room went silent, I buried my face into Walker’s chest a little harder. "You'll never know how much it means to me that you come here every week," I choked out, unable to contain my emotions any longer. His thumb battled the tears cascading down my exposed cheek.
Walker’s big green eyes were soft, a look rarely seen from the hard-ass country boy. Knowing that made his kind face and words mean so much more to me. "I'll never miss our Sunday tradition. It's the best part of my week. You still don't know how much it helps me too."
The sincerity of his words spread over Walker’s face, and again, he stunned me. His chiseled jawline, jet-black hair, and olive skin made his light eyes stand out, and when he was vulnerable to emotion, it made everything that much more handsome. 
You want to know more about me? Well, let's see...

I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams.  I have a full time "day job" and by night I am an author.  I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those).  I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.

A portion of all my profits are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Newsletter Giveaway!




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Friday, December 11, 2015

Caelum Blog Tour/ Mandie Stevens Interview

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Caelum – Olde City Angels Book 1
Eva doesn’t claim to be a good guardian angel, but she tries. After she loses two charges, the Powers That Be begin to doubt her abilities. To redeem herself, Eva sets out to rescue Elsie, granddaughter of the former king of the Fae. A demon has kidnapped Elsie to complete an ancient ritual that will allow him to slip through the veil between Earth and Hell during the Sturgeon moon.
Thomas, an angel liaison, finally lands his first mission. But when he’s paired with the angel responsible for his uncle’s death, he has to put aside their differences to get the job done. With unlikely friends in tow, Eva and Thomas are in a race against time. Save Elsie, save the world—oh and save Eva’s job
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I was lucky and persuaded Mandie to answer a few questions!

1. What made you decide to start writing?

I’ve had stories in my head since I was a little girl. I was always in trouble for

daydreaming in class. In 7th grade we had to write a page and a half story but

mine was twenty pages. My teacher suggested I keep with it but I didn’t. When I

became an adult I decided to start up again to clear my mind and now I get paid

to daydream.

2. Do you have a favorite genre to read? I LOVE paranormal, Kim

Harrison, HD Smith, Tawdra Kandle, Richelle Mead, K.M. Moning, Patricia

Briggs, and Kelley Armstrong to name a few. “People” say paranormal is

out but I still love and want to read it. I also enjoy cozy small town

contemporary romances.

3. If you could meet any author living or dead, who would it be and 

why? I’m co-organizer of Indie BookFest and I’ve met so many amazing

authors. I’ve also met Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, HD Smith and

Kelley Armstrong. Tawdra Kandle is one of my favorite authors but she is

also one of my best friends. Maybe Richelle Mead?

4. What advice would you give to aspiring authors? Focus on writing.

You need to get a few books written before you concentrate on marketing.

Just sit down and do it.

5.  What's next for you? The second book in the Olde City Angels series,

Ethereal is coming out this winter. I also completed a book called The

Edge of Eden last year before we found out my husband had cancer. I will

be working on rewrites and releasing soon after, probably February. You


can sign up for my emails to get information on my new releases.




Mandiebio Mandie Stevens has always been accused of living in her own world so she decided to put it to paper. When she isn’t writing you can catch her lounging on the beach reading. She has ridiculously little feet and would be happy eating seafood every day. Subscriber to her newsletter http://mandiestevens.com/sign-up-for-mandies-newsletter/ Follow on Facebook / Twitter / Literary Addicts / Goodreads   Enter to win a Caelum Prize Pack - Signed paperback, $5 Amazon or iBooks GC, and fun character inspired prize pack. Open to US residents 18+. a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow the Book Tour