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Monday, April 28, 2014

BEA, BEA Signing, and Other Randomness!

   Hello lovelies,

   Today I'm here to talk about shoes. No, I'm kidding. You all know I'm here to talk about BEA because DID YOU SEE THAT HEADER?
   That's right, ladies and gents, yours truly is going to BEA.
   *Round of applause*
Oh thanks you guys!
   I can't even tell you how much of a dream come true this is for me. It was complete and total miracle for me to get the time off necessary to go and I'm so beyond excited. The MOST exciting part (except for meeting all you wonderful people) is the fact that my book is to be feature in the New Title Showcase. That's right. You get to see my pretty for the duration of the conference, in all of it beautiful glory. (No, I'm not biased at all).

   This brings me to the other MOST EXCITING part of BEA. I have a SIGNING! That's right. I, Valia Lind, author of Falling by Design, will be signing books at the New Title Showcase on Friday, May 30th at 1pm.

  Okay, yes, I'm excited. I can't wait to go to NYC and spend time with all the wonderful people who make up the book community. If you're planning on being there, LET ME KNOW! I'd love to meet you and I'd LOVE for you to come to my signing!

   In other random news you all want to know....

   1. My YouTube channel is getting a bit of an upgrade. I decided I wanted to feature some book reviews along with all the other things I already do on the channel. Make sure you come and check that out!
   2. Book 2 of Falling series is in full swing! Chance and Dakota are having a blast dominating my writing right now and I'll be sharing some snippets of their story soon. So be on the lookout for that!
   3. In case you missed the little doodley-do on the side, you can now order SIGNED copies of Falling by Design from yours truly. If you can't make it to BEA, this is a great opportunity for all of you.
   4. Speaking of Falling by Design. Some of you have had questions for me in regards to the story and I want to be able to answer all of them. So if there is something that you would like to know when it comes to my book, ASK!!! I'll do a post where I answer all the questions I can!

   Okay, phew! I think that's all for now. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?? I'm excited. Excited. Excited.

   Hope you all have a fantastic week!

   Much love,


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Spotlight: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

So I haven't done a book spotlight in a while. Sorry about that. I'm going to try to get back to reviewing books more often for you wonderful people.

  After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking.

   From Goodreads.com

   Before I begin, can we please talk about this cover? I saw this book on Goodreads when the cover was first released and I added it to my TBR right then and there. Granted, I also really enjoyed the premise for the story, and let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed. 

   I won't dive into the summary too much, because I feel like the small tidbit actually covers it pretty well. I loved the whole best friends on a road trip story, and this one pulled me right in. 
   Meet Reagan. She's your average troublesome tough girl. Honestly? She took me by surprise a bit when I first started the story. Maybe it's just because I haven't ready many stories with bad girl protagonist, but I have to say, I had to love Reagan. Well, except at the end of the book when she was stubborn, but that's a different point. What I liked about Reagan is how real she was. There wasn't any fluff about her, she just tells it like she sees it. Sure, she's cynical and untrustworthy and broken, but aren't we all a little? And I think that's why I could relate to her so much. 
   The other part of the story that I truly loved is the Reagan and Dee's friendship. Maybe I just need more contemporary in my life, but sometimes I feel like friendships get overlooked in books in leu of romance or other big deal problems. I really liked seeing how real Reagan and Dee were with each other, how it was truly about the other person for them. It's having one person pick up the broken pieces and hold you while you're trying to put them together, while, sometimes, crying your eyes out. It's what best friends are for and these two showed it well. 
   And yes, Matt. Let's talk about Matt. Oh holy goodness, that boy. He's just so undeniably sweet and good and everything a girl needs in her life. I loved how basically good he was, no pretenses with those he cared most about. He took care of those around him and he fought for what he wanted. Yes, his life wasn't perfect, but he did good with what's been handed to him and I respect that. I especially loved him and Reagan together. The tension between them was thick and real and so much fun to read as it all unraveled. It was just so good!
   Open Road Summer is the perfect read for all those whole love stories of true friendship, figuring out who you are, and finding those special people you can trust. I'm excited to see what Emery Lord has in store for us next! Open Road Summer is now out. Get it, read it, love it!

   Happy reading, 


Friday, April 18, 2014

BOOK 2 Questions Answered!!!!

   Hey lovelies,

   Okay, I know you've all been waiting to hear things about book two. Some of you have asked, some of you have hinted, and I just vaguely smiled and waved at you passing by. I'm SORRY! Really, I am. I hate keeping things from you, but you know how it is. Waiting and hoping and wishing is just part of this crazy world.

   Well, the wait is OVER!

   Because I can finally answer that burning question on everyone's mind who have read and loved Brooklynn and Grayson's story.
   Drum roll please...




   Okay, I am torturing you for no reason.


   *Throws confetti*

   But WAIT!!! It's not a sequel. It is a COMPANION NOVEL.

   Book Two is about Chance and Dakota. AH!!! *Happy Dance*

   A lot of you have said how much you loved Brooklynn's friends and now you will get to know them better and hopefully, love them even MORE.
   And don't worry, there's still plenty of Brooklynn and Grayson in book two.
   This book is SO MUCH fun to write, but it's definitely different from Falling by Design. The first book concentrated on following your dreams and fighting for what your heart desires. Well, book two takes the other side of things.

   WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOUR HEART WANTS? What if you don't know what your goals and dreams are? What if life throws rocks your way and you have no idea how to deal?

   I know it may not be what you would expect, but I promise you, the book is still true to the first one in all its sweet and heartbreaking moments. I hope it will be just as big of an encouragement to you as the first one.
   Make sure you follow me on all the social media because I have MORE news to share with you in the future. I'll also be posting teasers and giveaways, so keep your eyes out!

   I heart you all to pieces!


   PS. Also, if you'd like to order SIGNED COPIES of FALLING BY DESIGN, now you can!! Just click here ---> SIGNED BOOKS


Monday, April 14, 2014

April Bliss Release Day Blast and Giveaway!!

Today is release day for three amazing Entangled Bliss titles and we are excited to share them all with you.  There's a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.

All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!

About the Book
Title: Wild About Her Wingman
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pub. Date: April 14, 2014

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N

Playing it safe never felt so risky.

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.

Follow the blog tour HERE!
(Starts 4/14)

Find Robin Online:

Website | Twitter | Facebook

This one is one of my favorite reads now! Fiance by Fate was too adorable for words! I'll be posting a review later!

About the Book
Title: Fiancé by Fate
Author: Jennifer Shirk
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pub. Date:April 14, 2014

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N

Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiance breaks off their engagement, she's convinced they'll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life - and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can't refuse. Not if it means getting the life she's always imagined.

Despite being one of the town's most eligible bachelors, Jack has a reputation that's working against him. He has to convince his father - and his company's board - that he's ready to settle down if he wants a promotion. But convincing Sabrina to be his fake girlfriend turns out to be the easiest part. What he didn't count on was their intense attraction and how easily their lie would escalate. Sabrina's still hung up on her ex, and Jack will never settle down. But fate has other ideas...

Follow the blog tour HERE!
(Starts 4/14)

Find Jennifer Online:

About the Book
Title: Resisting the Rancher
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pub. Date: April 14, 2014

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N

She's his best friend's sister, but he's ready to break all the rules…

Country veterinarian Celia Gamble is in trouble. A misunderstanding from her past is rearing its ugly head and the only person she can turn to is Jonah Clarke—her family’s lawyer and, as it turns out, her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. She always wanted Jonah to see her as a bona fide woman, but as a woman who’s being blackmailed for seducing a married man? Not on her life.

Jonah is happy to help Little CeeCee Gamble, if only she’d come clean about why she’s being blackmailed. But with his best friend Zach’s wedding on the horizon, and Zach’s fashionista fiancée Desiree giving CeeCee a makeover, the little duckling Jonah remembers is turning into a definite swan. And the unwritten law on sisters is clear—hands off. Jonah must resist or lose the only true family he’s ever known.

Follow the blog tour HERE!
(Starts 4/14)
Find Roxanne Online:

Website | Twitter | Facebook


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Friday, April 11, 2014

Special Surprise Just for YOU!!!!

   Hello lovelies,

   I have some special things for you. Are you excited? Because I'm excited to share them!

   First of all, I hope you all are following the blog tour put on by the amazing Amanda over at Good Choice Reading. There is a GIVEAWAY going on for $25 Amazon Gift Card and all you have to be is a follower. Easy peasy right?

   Second of all, tomorrow marks a ONE MONTH anniversary of Falling by Design being out in the world! Can you believe it? I'm amazed. Seriously. So much has happened since I clicked save & publish and so much more to come.

   Third of all, in leu of my one month anniversary I decided to give you a special opportunity. Are you ready?

   For 3 DAYS ONLY, Falling by Design is going to be $1.99 across all ebook platforms!

   Yay sale! Everyone loves a sale right?
   The special promotion will go from April 12-April 14 and the book will go back to regular price on the 15th! So get it while you can!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Design-Valia-Lind-ebook/dp/B00IY9ZM2K/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1397234455&sr=1-1&keywords=falling+by+design 

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-by-design-valia-lind/1118734529?ean=9781495967801

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/411119

  I have lots of exciting news to share with you in the coming months, so make sure you follow me across all platforms.
   Thank you all for your wonderful support!! Hugs!

   Much love,


Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Little Things: Breakfast & Writing

   Hello lovelies,

   Well, it's April. Do you know what that means? It means that I am deep in my writing cave, trying to finish up secret things, so that I can share them with you. If you've been following me for any length of time, you'd know that I get a little forgetful when I write. And one of the main things I forget is eating.

   I know, I know. This is not a healthy habit to have. Sometimes, it's just hard for me to walk away when I'm in the middle of a flow and when I finally think about eating, it's been a day. Anyway, I'm trying to do better. Really. I am.

   Here's where breakfast comes in. You see, I love breakfast foods. I just don't love breakfast. I'm not a morning person, so actually getting up and making myself something to eat in the morning is a serious chore. But, I do need more than just coffee in my life, so today, I woke up and I made myself some breakfast.
   And I have pictures as proof!

   Basically, I decided to treat myself a little better and that means being better about taking care of my body.
   I liked oatmeal when I was younger, then I didn't, but now, I'm learning to love it again. It's the best kind of a breakfast because it's fast and it gives you the right amount of energy.
  So below is my 3 minute breakfast! In pictures. Enjoy!

Oatmeal is great and you don't have to eat a lot of it.
I love milk in my oatmeal. I know some people prefer water. I also decided to add some Raspberry Jam to my meal. Good choice. 

While my breakfast was in the microwave, I took my dog outside and found some blooming roses in the backyard. How pretty are these? 
So obviously, I had to make my breakfast table all pretty and bring some flowers inside :)
What is breakfast without coffee? 

My puppy decided to get in on all the pictures :) 
   I know this may not seem like a big deal to you, but to me it is. I had breakfast! At breakfast! And it was delicious and nutritious.
   I'm going to start posting more pictures on my blog that have to do with my every day life. I've missed photography and this is a good reminder to take pictures. I'll call this little feature "The Little Things" because I think we all need to take more time to appreciate the little things in our lives.

   What do you think? What kind of things would you like to see on my blog (besides all the writing)? Any favorite breakfast foods you'd like to share with me? 

   Much love,


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Falling by Design Blog Tour is Here!!

   Hello lovelies, 

   Guess what? It's blog tour time! Ah, I'm so excited. The lovely Amanda over at Good Choice Reading has done an awesome job coordinating everything and making sure I did everything I needed to do. Seriously, she's great! I'm so beyond thankful she put all of this together. 
    I'm a huge fan of blog tours and I'm excited my baby of a book gets to do some "traveling". Make sure to check out all the stops on the tour and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 
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Tour Schedule

April 2nd

Total Book Geek (http://totalbookgeek.blogspot.com/) | Top 5
YA Book Madness (Http://youngadultbookmadness.wordpress.com) | Review

April 3rd
My Favorite Things (http://heffroberts.blogspot.com) | Review
Camisado Mind (http://camisadomind.blogspot.com) | Teaser

April 4th
Living Between Books (http://livingbetweenbooksblog.blogspot.com) | Review
That Fandom Chick (http://thatfandomchick.wordpress.com/) | Excerpt

April 7th
Shortie Says (http://www.shortie-says.com) | Excerpt
Books are Love (http://hello-booklover.tumblr.com) | Teaser

April 8th
WOrkS of FiCTioN<3 span="">http://bkwrm29.wordpress.com ) | Excerpt

April 9th
{Books She Reads} (http://booksshereads.com) | Top 5
A Leisure Moment (www.aleisuremoment.com) | Excerpt

April 10th
Avid Reader Musings (http://www.avidreadermusings.com) | Excerpt
Good Choice Reading (http://www.goodchoicereading.com) | Review

April 11th
The Cover Contessa (www.thecovercontessa.com) | Top 5

April 14th
Once Upon a Twilight (www.onceuponatwilight.com) | Review
Paulette's Papers (http://paulettespapers.com/) | Top 10

April 15th
It's A Book Thing (http://www.herbookthoughts.tumblr.com) | Review
Bajgajka Loves Books And Giveaways (http://bajgajka.blogspot.com) | Review
Reviews By Molly (http://reviewsbymolly.com) | Top 10
April 16th
Book Angel Booktopia (http://www.bookangelbooktopia.com) | Review
Boricuan Bookworms  (http://boricuanbookworms.wordpress.com) | Review
   Much love,