Monday, October 5, 2015

Perfect Order by S.t. Bende Cover Reveal


Perfekt Order 
The Ære Saga: Book One

Release Date: December 8th, 2016

All's fair when you're in love with War.

For 18-year-old Mia Ahlström, a world ruled by order is the only world she allows. A lifetime of chore charts, to-do lists and study schedules have helped earn her a spot at Redwood State University’s engineering program. And while her five year plan includes finding her very own happily-evah-aftah, years at an all-girls boarding school left her feeling woefully unprepared for keg parties and co-ed extracurricular activities.

So nothing surprises her more than catching the eye of Tyr Fredriksen at her first college party. The imposing Swede is arrogantly charming, stubbornly overprotective, and runs hot-and-cold in ways that defy reason . . . until Mia learns that she’s fallen for the Norse God of War; an immortal battle deity hiding on Midgard (Earth) to protect a valuable Asgardian treasure from a feral enemy. With a price on his head, Tyr brings more than a little excitement to Mia’s rigidly controlled life. Choosing Tyr may be the biggest distraction—or the greatest adventure—she’s ever had.

Add Perfekt Order to your Goodreads TBR:

Before finding domestic bliss in Suburbia, S.T. Bende lived in Manhattan Beach (became overly fond of Peet's coffee) and Europe... where she became overly fond of the musical Cats. Her love of Scandinavian culture and a very patient Norwegian teacher inspired the Elsker Saga. She hopes her characters make you smile and that one day pastries will be considered a health food.

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TUR is currently available for FREE for newsletter subscribers!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Aurora Sky Read Along Week 2

Enjoying the discussions! Special thanks to Ashley Graham and Joan Clark for this week's Northern Bites chapter questions.

This week's prize: BANG handmade necklace. (Even more awesome in person than the picture!)

Jump in and join our lively group anytime:

Whiteout release October 27th! :D

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Aurora Sky Read-Along - Prizes & Fun!

Whiteout is with the final copy editor! I am so excited for Aurora Sky readers to see what's been going on in the Far North after the way things ended in Hunting Season. Whiteout is the longest Aurora Sky book yet and it's got all my favorite things: laugh-out-loud humor, danger, romance, action, and badassery. ;-)

Releases NEXT month on October 27th (Halloween week treat!)

In the meantime, I'd like to invite you to join the first ever Aurora Sky Read-Along leading up to Whiteout's release.

Private Facebook Page:

There will be discussion questions and weekly prizes. Whether you're new to the series, would like a recap leading up, or simply want to hang out with me and other Aurora Sky readers, it would be wonderful to see you there! :D

September 21st - October 23rd

Join anytime!


Week 1
Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter
Blood Transfusion mason jar with straw.
(The one pictured is mine - one of my all-time favorite drinking glasses!)

Week 2
Northern Bites

Bang handmade necklace.

Week 3
Stakeout and Evil Red

Set of Aurora Sky signed paperbacks (Stakeout giveaway).
Evil handmade necklace (Evil Red giveaway).

Week 4
Bad Blood

Treat Box (new photo when everything arrives): "Bite Me" lolly pop, handmade Aurora soap, Aurora motion bookmark, vampire button, chocolate, and other goodies.
Week 5
Hunting Season

Handmade Bullet Bracelet (unisex)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New in Audiobook: Hunting Season Aurora Sky 4

Tune into Aurora Sky

With this month's audio release of Hunting Season, Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, Vol. 4, the audiobooks are now caught up! :D

Here's a fun snippet of what a listener had to say about the first audibook on iTunes:

"Every twist and turn brings new delight. Jefford has brought a new creation story to both vampires and hunters as Aurora and the reader learn about her new life... and every character brought into the story adds a bit more to the depth and choices for her. I was drawn into the story early and never looked back."

I love listening to narrator Em Eldridge bring the characters to life -- especially her French and British accents. I can't wait to hear her Italian when it comes time to narrate Whiteout (Aurora Sky, Vol. 5), releasing in ebook on October 27th and in audiobook soon after. Thank you for lending your ears and joining in Aurora and the gang's Far North adventures!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Audible Aurora - Review Opportunity

Em Eldridge just finished narrating Hunting Season (Aurora Sky #4). It's been submitted and takes 14-20 business days to go through ACX's quality check. Once more, Em nailed it! She captures the humor and sarcasm of Aurora and the gang perfectly. Her reading brings it all to life.

While waiting for the audiobook to go live, I'd like to offer readers a chance to listen and review any (or all) of the first three Aurora Sky audiobooks (Aurora Sky, Northern Bites, Bad Blood).

I have a limited number of free download codes from Audible. If you are serious about listening and reviewing, click the top right envelope icon to email me or send me a message on my Facebook author page.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bound by Duty FREE 7/22 - 7/29

Join a Live Streaming Event with Stormy Smith & Four Guest Authors + Prizes!

BBDBdayEventCover Every now and then an author offers up a really unique opportunity to engage, and when I heard about how Stormy Smith, author of the number one best-selling Bound series, planned to celebrate Bound by Duty’s first birthday, I had to share! On July 23rd, Stormy is giving fans two opportunities to not only interact live with her, but also with four amazing young adult authors! This gives readers around the globe a great opportunity to be part of the celebration! From 12 – 2 p.m. Central, you can live stream and have Q&A with Stormy, South African author Carlyle Labuschagne, and American author Jamie Magee. From 7 – 9 p.m. Central, you can live stream and interact with Stormy, and young adult authors Alys Arden and Heather Hildenbrand. In both segments, Stormy will discuss and answer your questions about Bound by Duty, read a few of her favorite passages (including a special alternate POV scene from Bound by Duty!) and give away ebooks and print copies of Bound by Duty. The guest authors will be taking your questions, discussing their books and doing giveaways as well.


Afternoon event 12:00 – 12:30 Stormy 12:30 – 1:00 Jamie Magee 1:00 – 1:30 Stormy 1:30 – 2:00 Carlyle Labuschagne Evening event 7:00 – 7:30 Stormy 7:30 – 8:00 Alys Arden 8:00 – 8:30 Stormy 8:30 – 9:00 Heather Hildenbrand (all times are Central) For full details on the guest authors and their giveaways, visit Stormy’s website.  


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  To really make this celebration great, Stormy has made Bound by Duty FREE from July 22 – 29 on all platforms! This is the first time Bound by Duty has ever been free, and it was only recently released to all ebook vendors.

Free July 22nd– 29th ONLY -- Grab your copy now!

Nook ** iTunes ** Kobo ** Amazon


Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name. Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become. As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?
  About the author: Stormy Bio Pic Stormy Smith calls Iowa's capital home now, but was raised in a tiny town in the Southeast corner of the state. She grew to love books honestly, having a mom that read voraciously and instilled that same love in her. She knew quickly stories of fantasy were her favorite, and even as an adult gravitates toward paranormal stories in any form. Writing a book had never been an aspiration, but suddenly the story was there and couldn't be stopped. When she isn't working on, or thinking about, her books, Stormy's favorite places include bar patios, live music shows, her yoga mat or anywhere she can relax with her husband or girlfriends.   Find her: Facebook ** Twitter ** Instagram ** GoodReads ** Website ** Amazon    

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Whiteout - October Release - Free Story Soon!

Top Priority: Finish Whiteout!

I know I said summer release and it's summer. I'm as bummed as you, but not entirely because the new version I'm working on is 100x better than the first and that's going to make it all the more sweet when it finally appears on your eReader.

Thank you for hanging in there. October is the most realistic release month, though I am trying to move mountains (McKinley sized ones) to be out earlier.

If you haven't already, you can sign up for a Release Alert by email. I've had a lot of requests for Dante's story NIGHT OF THE LIVING DANTE. It was a bonus at the end of Hunting Season on all pre-orders and release weeks, but I understand that many readers come into the series later and shouldn't have to miss out. I am going to have it formatted and published free in the coming months. I can't immediately publish free until Amazon price matches, but once it does, I'll send links to newsletter subscribers. :D

I'm scaling way back on social media the next couple months to keep on track, but will continue to post occasional Aurora Sky updates and fun giveaways on my Author Facebook Page. And, when the summer sun beckons for biking and hiking adventures, I post photos on Instagram.

Have a lovely summer!