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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

We Are Moving!

We are Moving!

Please take a moment and change your bookmarks for us. We have moved to a new, and better, site.

Http://wwwyougottaread.com

We Look Forward to seeing you there.

There will no longer be posts on this site after January 31, 2012

Thank you and we cannot wait to see you at our new home

You Gotta Read Reviews Admin Team

Sunday, January 29, 2012

And the January 2012 Winners Are!

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The Winners for the January 2012 

You Gotta Read Cover Contest are:

1st Place:

3 Hex And The Single Witch

Title: Hex and the Single Witch

Author: Saranna DeWylde

Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis

Publisher: Total E Bound

Buy link: Buy Hex and the Single Witch Here!

2nd Place:

18 Countermeasure

Title: Countermeasure

Author: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey

Cover Artist: Chris Almeida

Publisher: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey

Buy Link: Buy Countermeasure Here!

3rd Place:

11 Curses

Title: Curses

Author: Jacqueline Paige

Cover artist: Jared from Off the Wall Creations

Cover photo by Jeff Jackson

Publisher: Amazon

Buy Link:  Buy Curses Here!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vote for your January 2012 Favorite Cover Now!

January 2012 Best Book Cover Voting Now OPEN!

Thank you everyone for your entries.
The Voting Poll is now posted for January 2012 You Gotta Read BEST BOOK COVER!
Select your favorite cover in the poll posted here.
Feel free to leave comments to encourage the authors and cover illustrators.
Tell your family and friends - Get out and vote! Voting will close 12:01 AM Central January 27.

Winners will be announced January 28th.

SUBMISSIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE REMAINING SLOTS IN February 2012!!
Remember that we schedule postings by receipt date.

Friday, January 20, 2012

January Entry #20 Hooked

20 Hooked

Title: Hooked

Author: Polly Iyer        

Cover Artist: Polly Iyer

Publisher: Parkwood Press

Buy Link: Buy Hooked Here!

Blurb:

High-priced call girl Tawny Dell boasts a client list that’s part Fortune 500, part Five Families. With a PhD in art history and a tidy chunk of money stashed offshore, she hangs up her G-string with plans to retire to a Mediterranean island to open a gallery.

Lincoln Walsh, NYPD sex-crimes investigator, has other ideas. He wants Tawny to work undercover at a high-class bordello to discover if a murdered call girl worked there. The club, nicknamed Upper Eighties, is owned by an ex-hedge fund manager who’d do anything to hook Tawny into his harem. In exchange for Tawny’s cooperation, Linc’s office, in collaboration with Treasury, will see she avoids prison for failing to pay Uncle Sam his share from years of illegal earnings.

But Tawny gets more than she bargained for—another dead prostitute, a mob boss who’s an old client, and romantic stirrings for the hot New York cop sending her back into the world’s oldest profession.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Entry #19 Someone Else's Daughter

19 Someone Else's Daughter

Title: Someone Else's Daughter (A Miranda's Rights Mystery)

Author: Linsey Lanier

Cover Artist: Linsey Lanier

Publisher: Indie – Kindle

Buy Link: Buy Someone Else's Daughter Here!

Blurb:

“Highly charged and emotional… Read it with tissue from the very beginning.” Pamela Mason.
She doesn’t need a man.

He wants to find a killer.

Together, can they save a thirteen year old girl?

Thirteen years ago, Miranda Steele's abusive husband stole her baby and gave it up for adoption, then kicked Miranda out of his house.

So she remade herself. Now, the smart-talking, hot pepper-eating loner has a letter from a thirteen-year-old girl in a mansion in Georgia, who claims she's adopted. Could this be her long lost child? She's determined to find out. But on a dark night in ritzy Buckhead, she discovers the body of a young girl, strangled in a serial killer's ritual—and is accused of her murder.

Wade Parker, successful PI and the most eligible forty-four-year-old bachelor in Atlanta, is still mourning the death of his wife three years ago. When he visits Fulton County Jail to interview the feisty murder suspect for his client, he never expects to find oceans of feeling behind her tough exterior. He never expects to find someone driven by his own fervent passion to protect the helpless and avenge the innocent. He never expects to find love.

But is the dead girl Miranda’s child? Or is she someone else's daughter?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January Entry #18 Countermeasure

18 Countermeasure

Title: Countermeasure

Author: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey

Cover Artist: Chris Almeida

Publisher: Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey

Buy Link: Buy Countermeasure Here!

Blurb:

Suspicious and determined never to fall into the love trap—a determination reached by watching her father mourn the loss of her mother—Cassandra James, a security specialist, takes on a chase for files stolen under her nose from one of her father’s clients. Recovering the files becomes a matter of proving herself to her father who doesn’t see her for the capable woman she has become. She follows a digital trail, which takes her directly into the arms of Trevor Bauer, a National Security Agency analyst, who appears to have more secrets than she has scars—emotional and physical.

Trevor Bauer is haunted by the mystery surrounding his parents’ disappearance. His dreams of a family of his own have been put on hold but being confronted by Cassandra James derails every single one of his best laid plans to avoid a relationship until he can find closure. When he accepts her request for help in getting the files back, they set on an adventure that takes them across the ocean into a world of intrigue and violence. Their partnership quickly heats up and Trevor realizes that, if he is ever to win Cassandra’s heart and the future he craves, he has no choice but to reveal all his secrets.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January Entry #17 Enigma

17 Enigma

Title - Enigma – The Beginning (Part 1 of a trilogy)

Author - Aimee Ash

Cover artist – Designed by - Aimee Ash

Publisher – Aimee Ash

Buy Link – Buy Enigma Here!

Blurb –

When Kate Harris, moves to, Long Beach California, she hopes to finally make some roots. Kate longs to have friends and fantasizes about meeting the guy of her dreams. After one dangerous night, Kate finds herself obsessing over a mysterious stranger who saves her life, and she will stop at nothing to uncover his identity. That is, until she discovers her gorgeous neighbor, Jack Jones, who proves to be the welcome distraction she needs.

Kate is deeply intrigued by Jack, and begins to feel different from her usual self when she's in his company. She is flattered by the attention Jack showers her with and enjoys her new found confidence. Even though their relationship symbolizes an ordinary young love, Jack is anything but normal, he isn't even human - but can Kate accept him for what he is?

Jack has many secrets and when his twin brother, Sebastian Jones, returns to his life he is forced to reveal everything to Kate. With Kate now knowing the truth she begins to analyze everything, questioning what is real and what is just a mere illusion. Jack refuses to make peace with his brother, and warns Kate to stay away from him. However Kate is drawn to Sebastian, but if she betrays Jack the consequences of her actions will lead to devastation for them all.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Entry #16 To Desire a Scoundrel

16 To Desire a Scoundrel

Title: To Desire a Scoundrel: A Christmas Seduction

Author: Tracy Sumner

Cover Artist: Kim Killion/Hot Damn Designs

Publisher: Tracy Sumner

Buy Link: Buy To Desire a Scoundrel Here!

Blurb:

The first rule when dealing with scoundrels? Never wager more than you are willing to lose.

Especially in matters of the heart.

Come along for a story of holiday seduction that Romantic Times calls: “A searing passion…a sexy tale filled with great verbal repartee!” Another reviewer raved: “A bad boy…and a lively, independent woman. An excellent sequel!”

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January Entry #15 An Elemental Wind

15 An Elemental Wind

Title:     An Elemental Wind

Author:  Carol R. Ward

Cover Artist:  Heidi Sutherlin

Publisher:  Brazen Snake Books

Buy Link:  Buy An Elemental Wind Here!

Blurb:

Nakeisha Windsinger has been chosen to represent her planet to the Pan-Galactic Council of Worlds. She and her mentor, the Ilezie E.Z., must travel in secret to avoid their enemies, but when her mentor is killed, she loses control of her element, the wind, as she takes vengeance on those responsible.

In doing so, she crosses paths with the crew of the Burning Comet, a ship with a secret mission of its own. A reluctant guest, Nakeisha struggles to control her element, a task made more difficult as she fights her growing attraction to the ship’s navigator, Chaney.

As their enemies close in, Nakeisha and Chaney spin a fragile web of trust between them, finding that fate has a way of interfering when you least expect it and love can destroy - or rebuild – worlds.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Entry #14 Runaway Brother

14 Runaway Brother

Title: Runaway Brother

Author: Icy Snow Blackstone

Cover Artist: Blaise Kilgallen

Publisher: Class Act Books

Buy Link: Buy Runaway Brother Here! 

Blurb

At the age of twenty-two, newly-graduated Nicolo Liguori is forced by his three brothers to become care-giver for his father, who suffered multiple strokes.  Then Papa dies and Nick is free…or is he?  Carlo, Marco, and Pietro expect him to continue life as usual, but Nick has other ideas.  Secretly buying a motorcycle, he starts to work one day and… disappears.

Nick gets as far as the southern coast of Georgia before an accident disables his bike.  Then, a pretty Southern miss and a white tank disguised as a temperamental horse named Shazam change his life as they and the citizens of Oceano teach a runaway Yankee about life and love in a small Georgia town.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January Entry #13 Desert Fire

13 Desert Fire

Title: Desert Fire

Author: H.M. Prévost

Cover Artist: Kaytalin Platt

Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing

Buy Link: Buy Desert Fire Here!

Blurb:

After running to the scene of a plane crash in Abu Dhabi, Nick Chevalier stumbles across classified military secrets. A ruthless terrorist will stop at nothing to get them. As Nick investigates the cover-up behind the downed plane, he crosses paths with an agent from a covert espionage agency and makes the leap from high school senior to teen spy. But he realizes too late that he put more than his own life at risk—his mother and sister are also in danger. Does he have what it takes to outwit a terrorist who wants him dead and save the two people he loves?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Entry #12 Semester Aboard

12 Semester Aboard

Title: More than Magic: Semester Aboard

Author: Elizabeth Kirke

Cover Artist: Elizabeth Kirke

Publisher: Smashwords

Buy Link: Buy Semester Aboard Here!

Blurb:

Jen is looking forward to spending an entire summer studying abroad on a cruise ship and she knows the experience will change her life. Then she sees something she wasn't supposed to see, something she can't explain. Jen finds herself thrust into a world she never knew existed and her life will change more than she imagined. That is, if she can survive the dangers lurking on the ship.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Entry #11 Curses

11 Curses

Title: Curses

Author: Jacqueline Paige

Cover artist: Jared from Off the Wall Creations

Cover photo by Jeff Jackson

Publisher: Amazon

Buy Link:  Buy Curses Here!

Blurb:

Behind the Mask:

In a fit of temper, Gracelyn’s only sister curses her so she’s forgotten the moment anyone turns away from her. Only one thing, at an exact moment, can break the curse.

After years of failed attempts, she is forced to accept living her life completely alone.

Her world becomes calm and predictable —until one Halloween night … one costume party … and one masquerading man change everything.

This Ring:

Devastated Emma flees to a cabin on an isolated lake to attempt putting her life back together. How she’s going to accomplish this she has no idea— the only thing she knows is she can’t go back and will never be able to trust again.
Bryce spent forty years trying to figure out how he ended up in the strange situation of not being alive or visible—it’s when he stops trying to find the answer he discovers the reason. Feeling that deep in your soul connection with another was what he was lacking all along. Now if he can convince the woman he feels it for, he may have a chance at living once more.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January Entry #10 Soul Seduction

10 Soul Seduction

Title: Soul Seduction

Author: Stephanie Adkins

Cover Artist: Syneca

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy Link: Buy Soul Seduction Here!

Blurb:

Elaina Richmond just barely survived her abusive ex-lover, Jeff Brooks. Now, several years later, Jeff’s ex-wife summons Elaina to be a character witness against him in court. Not only does Elaina have to contend with facing Jeff again, but she also has to deal with the horrific nightmares that come from being forced to confront a past she had fought hard to forget. After the trial, on a visit to the family vineyard where she spent childhood summers, she is unexpectedly reunited with her first love, Jackson Arender. In his strong embrace, Elaina succumbs to seduction—body, heart and soul. A fiery passion is rekindled, giving Elaina the strength to move forward and put the past behind her—until her nightmares become reality.

Monday, January 9, 2012

January Entry #9 Lord Viper

9 Lord Viper

Title: Lord Viper

Author: Ruth D. Kerce

Cover Artist: Syneca

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy Link: Buy Lord Viper Here!

Blurb:

Lord Viper de L'Night believes his sister has been kidnapped by Lady Dominique Toussaint's vampires. Viper and Dominique were war trained by the same blood master years ago and he know her capabilities. He infiltrates her nest and captures the lady in return. When she denies the kidnapping, Viper turns her into his sex slave.

Dominique fights but she's drawn to Viper, even though he demands submission -- something she won't give. When they find who has Viper's sister, she relents and they join forces to get her back. If they can learn to trust one another, they just might have a future together.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Entry #8 Nate Rocks the World

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Title: Nate Rocks the World

Author: Karen Pokras Toz

Cover Artist: Deana Riddle

Publisher: Grand Daisy Press

Purchase: Buy Nate Rocks the World Here!


Blurb:

Nate Rocks can do it all: part super-hero, part all-star athlete, part rock-star… part fourth-grader?

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed.

Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

Nate Rocks can do it all: part super-hero, part all-star athlete, part rock-star… part fourth-grader?

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed.

Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

Nate Rocks can do it all: part super-hero, part all-star athlete, part rock-star… part fourth-grader?

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed.

Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Entry #7 Deceive Her With Desire

7 Deceive Her With Desire

Title: Deceive Her With Desire

Author: Nina Pierce

Cover Artist: Dar Albert

Publisher: Amazon Digital

Buy Link:  Buy Deceive Her With Desire Here!

Blurb:

A woman determined to protect her heart. An agent hell bent on proving himself. One night that will change their lives forever...


Landscaper, Deirdre Tilling had no way of knowing that attending her friend's party would throw her into a dangerous world of corrupt businessmen and police stings. Of course her sexual romp with undercover DEA agent, Ayden Scott only pushes her deeper into the drug smuggling ring running up the Maine coast. As the heat rises between Deirdre and Ayden, one thing becomes painfully obvious...their relationship has jeopardized his mission and now someone wants them both dead. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

January Entry #6 The Last Incarnation

6 The Last Incarnation

Title: The Last Incarnation

Author: J.A. Giunta

Cover Artist: Henning Ludvigsen

Publisher: Brick Cave Media

Buy Link: Buy The Last Incarnation Here!

Blurb:

The son of a trapper, raised by elves, befriended by animals, entrusted with magic, Barr was but a boy on a journey that had taken many, many lifetimes. Seeking to avenge his father’s death, he would cross into Lumintor, home to shapelings of all manner and size.

Little did he know, Revyn, the God of Change, had plans of his own, plans set in motion long before Barr was ever born. It was what Revyn had been waiting for, the time when one of the new races bore a child on its final lesson, a soul on the verge of enlightenment.

It was what Markus had awaited as well, enduring centuries of enchanted slumber so that he might one day rule all of Taellus - in Revyn’s name. The Emblems would no longer be hidden, and his revenants would stop at nothing to find them.

It had finally come, the journey’s end…

The Last Incarnation.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Entry #5 My Beloved Tourniquet

5 My Beloved Tourniquet

Title: My Beloved Tourniquet

Author: Solange Nicole

Cover Artist: Nikki Skie

Publisher: MoonBeam Publishing

Buy Link: Buy My Beloved Tourniquet Here!

Blurb:

The first of the "Beloved" series about Helen and Carmen finding each other and falling in love.

The story carries on to discover each other's past, pain, and secrets. Little did they know that one of their pasts would come back to haunt them...

Come enter a world of adventure, romance, mystery, vengeance, and beauty. A place where daggers fly, bitter lovers get even and the characters are mortal!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January Entry #4 Reluctant Revenge

4 Reluctant Revenge

Title: Reluctant Revenge

Author: Xandra James

Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs

Publisher: Pink Petal Books

Buy Link: Buy Reluctant Revenge Here!

Blurb:

Nash was bound to Sienna completely – by a blood connection and a deep desire. An Enforcer for the Supranormal community, he was obligated to protect his sexy assignment, despite her family devastating his world.

After being betrayed, Sienna falls into the arms of her surly protector; a demon with a secret of his own. But can she face her destiny knowing she's more dangerous than those Nash was protecting her from?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Entry #3 Hex and the Single Witch

3 Hex And The Single Witch

Title: Hex and the Single Witch

Author: Saranna DeWylde

Cover Artist: Emmy Ellis

Publisher: Total E Bound

Buy link: Buy Hex and the Single Witch Here!

Blurb:

A wild romp with a co-ed witch and all the hex she can handle.

Caraway Wormwood is a wicked witch in need of an education, one that her Hexacology TA Alexander Morningstar is more than happy to provide.

Monday, January 2, 2012

January Entry #2 Treespeaker

2 Treespeaker

Title: Treespeaker

Author: Katie W Stewart

Cover artist: Katie W Stewart

Publisher: Self published

Buy Link: Buy Treespeaker Here!

Blurb:

A Treespeaker is one with his forest, moving with its spirit, inseparably bound to it.

Terrifying visions warn Jakan that a visitor to his tribe is not who he claims to be. As the villagers fall under the spell of the stranger’s mind-bending sorcery, Jakan grows desperate to be rid of him. Events take a sinister turn when he accuses the stranger of sacrilege — and it is Jakan, not the outsider, who is expelled from the forest.


Join Jakan on his perilous journey across a blighted land as he searches for the secret that will save his people — and himself.


Treespeaker is suitable for all ages 12 and up.


"Treespeaker is an intricately woven book that reads like an old oral history. It flows beautifully; with the story so deeply rooted in nature, the writing seemed to take on a life of its own and bloom in its own right."
Sift Book Reviews

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Entry #1 Wallflowers Don’t Wilt

1 Wallflowers Don't Wilt

Title: Wallflowers Don't Wilt

Author: Raven McAllan

Cover Artist: Victoria Miller

Publisher: Breathless Press

Buy Link: Buy Wallflowers Don’t Wilt Here!

Blurb:

Two women on the verge of freedom. One man looking for adventure. Can he persuade them freedom comes in many forms, including three bodies entwined?

Ivo Daranton is bored.  What he sees in a busy ballroom soon removes the boredom and replaces it with the thrill of the chase.

His quarry? Serena and Arabella, Sappho following, pinky linking, more than just friends. About to set up their unconventional household, they are-to both their surprise-interested and intrigued by his suggestion.

Although they had not thought they were inclined to include a man in their lives, Ivo decides they are wrong, a man is needed and that man is him.

How he persuades them to give him-and his idea-a chance, or rather how the ladies encourage him to persuade them, is as unconventional as the life they intend to lead.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Call For Entries

 

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Hello all. I am looking for more covers to fill available slots in our January and February Cover Contests.

To enter please send the following information to ygrcovercontest@gmail.com

Subject - ENTRY – Title

In the Body of the Email:

Title

Author

Cover Artist

Publisher

Buy Link

Blurb

Cover Image - image must be a minimum of 333X500 pixels

20 Covers a month will be featured.

Only authors may enter their covers. Each author may only submit 2 covers a month. Any covers not used in one month will be entered in the next months contest.

Please note - if your cover has been in our monthly contest we ask that you wait at least three months before resubmitting it again. This allows others the opportunity to participate too. Thank you for understanding.

We are now offering Prizes for our cover contest winners:

1st place wins 3 months of free advertising on all 4 of our sites.

2nd place wins 1 month of free advertising on all 4 of our sites.

3rd place wins 1 free month of advertising on the cover contest site.