Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Science Geek Appreciation Week August 3 - 7



Hey everyone! I don't know if you've heard the news or not yet, but the science squad is back! Avery and Grayson may have had their romance already, but science geek Libby's is just heating up in her very own companion novel to The Avery Shaw Experiment.

The Libby Garrett Intervention is set to release October 24, 2015. To help me spread the word, bloggers around the globe are letting me commandeer their blogs August 3 - 7 in a week long cover reveal and sneak peek event!

Here's a breakdown of what you can look forward to.

Monday Aug 3 – The Avery Shaw Experiment spotlight including cover, summary, links, and a teaser.

Tuesday Aug 4 – The Libby Garrett Intervention cover reveal including cover, summary, preorder links, and a teaser.

Wednesday Aug 5 – A post from me (author Kelly Oram) including fun facts, my inspiration/experience writing the Science Squad books, some of my favorite reads, and a couple of interview questions.

Thursday Aug 6 – A post about The Avery Diaries. (Six short stories taken from Avery and Grayson’s diaries.) The post will feature a brief explanation of the diaries and feature one of the stories with links to the others.


Friday Aug 7 – The Libby Garrett Intervention sneak peek including the first-ever excerpt from the book, and a message from Kelly Oram. Along with a few photo teasers to share.

Along with these awesome posts, there will be extra games and giveaways on Facebook, and best of all The Avery Shaw Experiment will be on sale for just $0.99 the whole week so you can read the story that started it all for next to nothing! Mark you calendars guys. You won't want to miss it.


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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cover Reveal! Joni, Underway by Kelly Oram and Jonathan Harrow!




Surprise! I've got a new book coming out soon. I'm really excited about this release because it's a bit different than my usual contemporary reads. It's a character-driven new adult drama that I've co-written with Jonathan Harrow. (Who happens to be my genius screenwriter-turned-novelist husband.) So without further adieu, I'd like to introduce to you, Joni, Underway.

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Title: Joni, Underway
Author: Kelly Oram & Jonathan Harrow
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: August 22, 2015

Summary:
Nineteen year old Joni is loving life as an adult—living on her own, dealing with grown-up things like jobs, hook-ups, and doing her own laundry. Best of all: after finishing her first year at ASU, she will never again be called a freshman.

But when her brother is suddenly killed in a car accident, Joni’s adult life is turned upside down. Struggling to cope with loss, guilt, and anger—not to mention the meddling of friends and family trying to “fix” her—Joni is relieved to be presented with an escape in the form of a sailing trip her brother had been planning for months before he died.

With her first step onto the sailing vessel Lady Marguerite, Joni plunges into an adventure that will mark the beginning of her real adult life—a journey across the ominous dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean with a small, eccentric crew, and the young Captain Reid, whose gorgeous looks are only outmatched by his talent for care and kindness. Unfolding through the ups and downs of life at sea is an unforgettable story reminding us that love will always be a work-in-progress and coming of age never gets old.







About the Authors:


Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen--a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful.

Jonathan Harrow left a career in Hollywood to pursue his dream of writing novels. He has an author crush on Charlotte Bronte, and a real crush on his author wife, YA bestseller Kelly Oram.

They live in Phoenix with their four kids and their cat, Mr. Darcy.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cover reveal: Pixilated by L.S.Murphy

Hey guys! I'm helping out a fellow baseball nut with a cover reveal today. She's a Cardinals fan, but I will overlook that little folly (Go Dbacks!) because I had the pleasure of reading Pixilated a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I'm happy to help spread the word about the upcoming release. Check out this cute cover!


Pixelated
Release Date: 06/30/15
Bloomsbury Spark

Summary from Goodreads:
Senior Year. 
Middle of nowhere. 
What's the new girl to do?

For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She’s determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. Even if her usual subjects have changed from bright lights and skyscrapers to fields, cows…and more fields. 

But when photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. Her new job keeps Piper busy capturing tackles, and zooming in on first downs and end zone dances, not to mention putting her directly in the path of varsity football star Les Williams IV. Her new friends warn her off, but she can’t resist the pull she feels toward this mysterious country boy. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it’s one that could destroy any chance they have to be together. 

It’s up to Piper to decide what to do with the distorted truth. Can she risk exposing her heart? It might be worth it, 'cause Les is about to change her world from black and white to fully saturated color. 

Praise for Pixelated:
"In Pixelated, L.S. Murphy weaves a complex web of secrets and lies with a ‘will they or won’t they’ romance that kept me turning pages and holding my breath!" ~ Julie Reece, author of The Artisans and Crux

"Beautifully written, with a full spectrum of emotion and complex characters, Pixelated will tug at all your heartstrings. I easily lost myself in the world L.S. Murphy created and couldn't stop reading because I needed to see how the story ended." ~ Kelly Oram, author of Cinder & Ella

"L.S. Murphy brings something for every reader with Pixelated: romance, secrets, mystery, and a main character torn between two choices. Murphy's writing is sharp and steeped in emotions, deftly hooking her readers from the first sentence to the last." ~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder Of Magpies 
 About the Author

L.S. Murphy obsesses about St. Louis Cardinals baseball, fangirls over her favorite authors, and watches every episode of Doctor Who like it's the first time. When she's not doing those time-consuming things, the former farm-girl turned city slicker turned suburbanite writes sweet romances for teens and adults.
Website: lsmurphy.com
Twitter @LSMurphy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cinder & Ella read-along (With me!)

Hey! Adding to the extras page on my blog again. :)  This is a video read-along that I did for the Cinder & Ella book release ball. I introduce the book and then read the prologue and chapter one.

Enjoy!

And while I'm at it... (Chameleon/Ungifted playlist)

Since I posted the Scion playlist this morning, I figured I should post the Chameleon/Ungifted playlist for you too. These two books actually share one playlist because I wrote the books simultaneously. I think I was about 2/3 finished with Ungifted when I finished Chameleon. So this playlist is for both books. I even already have a playlist for Priestess, but I'll wait to post that until that book is written because I'm sure I'll add/change it before then.

1. Too Close  Alex Clare
2. E.T.  Katy Perry
3. Radioactive  Imagine Dragons
4. All The Things She Said  Tatu
5. 24 Jem
6. Grenade Bruno Mars
7. Here With Me Dido
8. Come Undone  Duran Duran
9. Burning in the Skies  Linkin Park
10. Say it Right  Nelly Furtado
11. Extreme Ways  Moby
12. Echo  Trapt

Scion playlist.

How is everyone enjoying Scion so far? I hope you're having fun with it. As you may know, (or not, because you wisely don't spend your time constantly stalking me) I can't write with music playing. It's too distracting. Way way way too distracting. BUT, I usually still have a list of songs that remind me of the book. I'll wear that playlist out during the plotting phase. Here's my list for Scion. :)
Enjoy! (And give it a listen, because it's awesome!)


1. Immortals  Fall Out Boy
2. Don't You Worry Child  Swedish House Mafia
3. Higher Devotion  Jimmy Eat World
4. Love Runs Out  OneRepublic
5. Sail  AWOLNATION
6. Miss Jackson Panic!  At The Disco
7. Back Against The Wall  Cage The Elephant
8. Inferno  Sir Sly
9. Cracks (Flux Pavilion Remix)  Freestylers
10. Stop and Stare  OneRepublic
11. Demons  Imagine Dragon
12. Centuries  Fall Out Boy

Monday, April 13, 2015

Scion release day!

Scion (Supernaturals #3)
from bestselling author Kelly Oram
NOW AVAILABLE!
Just $3.99 on AMAZON


Title: Scion
Series: Supernaturals #3
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Other books in the series: ChameleonUngifted
Summary: Russ Devereaux used to have it all—loving father, beautiful best friend, a carefree life in a town he loved, and strong magic. He was the king of his happy universe. Five months ago, that life was taken from him. Do not pass Go. Do not collect two hundred dollars. 

He’s spent months fighting back and building himself a new life, in a new city, with new friends he now considers family. But suddenly, his new life might be in jeopardy of getting shot straight to hell just like the last one. Literally, this time. 

He’s discovered power inside of him—an ancient, dark power that he shouldn’t have, can’t explain, can’t control, and definitely needs to keep secret. He needs answers, but before he can get them, he finds himself arrested and on his way to face the supernatural council. The same council that stole everything from him the first time. 

As Russ struggles to keep his new power under wraps, his old life and he new one are about to collide and it’s bound to be explosive. He may not have all the answers he needs, but one thing is certain: he’ll be damned if anyone is taking his new life from him. That is, if he’s not just plain damned.



***TEASER***


BONUS CONTENT:
Each book in the supernaturals series focuses on a different character and is told in their point of view. Scion (Book 3) is Russ's story, and he is excited to finally have his voice heard. If you'd like to get a sneak peek inside of his head, please enjoy this bonus scene from Chameleon written in his perspective. It's the very first chapter of the entire series, so even if you haven't started the Supernaturals series yet, you can still read it. It's totally spoiler free! (And hey, then you'll know what you have to look forward to in book three!) Here's a short excerpt:

I was trying to make her nervous on purpose. My whole intent tonight was to make her see me in a new way. What better way to do that than to crawl into bed with her in the middle of the night?
We hadn’t been in bed together since we were kids. Back when the fact that we were the opposite sex didn’t matter. It definitely mattered now. She looked so incredibly sexy at the moment that I could hardly think of anything other than the fact that I wanted to obliterate the word “friendship” from all known languages.
“What happened to the Disney Princess nightgown you wore the last time we were in bed together? That was hot.”
But not nearly as hot as the tank top and panties she was wearing right now. Damn. I hadn’t expected her to sleep so risqué. I’d genuinely been prepared for Captain America pajamas or something, considering her infatuation with Chris Evans. But this…she looked… Double damn. Even if this plan totally backfired on me tonight, right now it felt like the best idea I’d ever had.
As I took a mental picture of her, Dani finally realized she wasn’t wearing a bra and freaked out, pulling her covers up over her chest while glaring at me. If she hadn’t been awake before, she definitely was now. “You’d better have a damn good reason for being here or you’re going to be very sorry.”
She was pissed but it was worth it. I gave her a pout. “Since when do I need a reason?”
She opened her mouth to unleash a verbal tirade but I lifted a hand to stop her. I didn’t need to hear her rant. No lecture in the world was going to make me feel bad for sneaking in here and catching a semi-naughty glimpse of her. Am I shameless? Why, yes. Yes I am. It’s one of my many talents. Click here to read the entire RUSS POV Bonus Scene from Chameleon.

Or you can get started reading the series now. Chameleon, the first book in the series, is available for FREE DOWNLOAD on Amazon April 14th - 18th. 
It's a limited time offer, so don't miss out on the promotion! Snatch it up, while it's free!


Chameleon (Supernaturals#1)
For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction. 

As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help. 

Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.






Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and a cat named Mr. Darcy.
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