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Triple Release Tuesday Plus .99 Deals

3 Dec

What better way to follow Cyber Monday than TRIPLE RELEASE TUESDAY! We wanted to get these books out before the holidays and we’re thrilled to announce these great reads.

1. Heather Davis’ GETTING LUCKYa great gift for wives and mamas

#1 Bestselling motherhood author Heather Davis is back with her second collection of humorous essays.


This time she takes things to the bedroom, the great outdoors, bed and breakfasts and beyond in TMI MOM: GETTING LUCKY (after kids) available now in trade paperback and ebook for Kindle and Nook.

Praise for TMI Mom: Getting Lucky:
“The only thing funnier than a couple of exhausted parents trying to find the time, place and energy to indulge in a little sump’n sump’n, is Heather Davis’s tales of the experience.” — Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, creator of Science Of Parenthood

PLUS: if you email us the receipt of your purchase, we’ll gift you the nook or Kindle ebook for OVERSHARING MY LIFE, her first book, before Christmas. Email your receipt to buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com with the subject GETTING LUCKY.

markserpentcover_border2. Cara Brookin’s MARK OF THE SERPENT Journey 2 in her time travel, action-adventure series for boys, Timeshifters available in trade paperback and Kindle ebook here and nook here.

Time is running out. Teen Jordan Booker makes another journey to a past so ancient it predates our fossil record. Only this time, he accidentally brings a stranger along for the ride. Not only does he have to collect artifacts to save the future Earth and avoid the Time Ranger who wants him dead, he must also watch over the clumsy tag-along who may be an enemy in disguise. Jordan befriends an elf-like family, a tribe of miniature furry humans, and is held captive in a steampunk city while trying to return to his little sister. If he doesn’t make it back to the time capsule, humans will be the next extinct species. More fast-paced, creative sci-fi action from an author who knows how to give readers a thrill ride to the ancient past. This second Timeshifters novel is sure to please sci-fi fantasy readers of all ages.

PLUS: MARK OF THE CENTIPEDE, JOURNEY 1 is just .99 for Kindle and nook. If you’re getting your child an ereader for Christmas, you can pre-load the books on there.

mirrormirrorcover3. Diana Rodriguez Wallach’s MIRROR, MIRROR Trilogy: Reflecting Emmy, Nara Gazing, Shattering GiGi PLUS the bonus prequel, Emmy’s First Glimpse and an author Q&A is the perfect gift for teen girls or anyone who enjoys mythology. The Mirror, Mirror trilogy is the third set of short stories in our Mythology High series which modernizes classic myths with teen heroines. Ebook available for Kindle and nook. 

The short stories were previously released as .99 shorts and this collection brings them all together plus this prequel:


It all started with a party.

Before she became a Revenge Expert, before she started sucking narcissistic teens from the planet, Emmy had to receive her mystical mirror. And with that came a wild bash full of lions, Greek Gods, and a very awkward ceremony.

The next morning Emmy awakes to her first assignment. Only after growing up isolated on a Greek Island schooled only in the legends of Hera and Zeus, Emmy has no idea what to expect when she’s plopped into a posh high school outside of New Orleans. Her great grandmother may have sent her to judge her target’s reflection, but Emmy will soon learn that her fellow classmates also will be judging her.

BONUS: interviews with author Diana Rodriguez Wallach by two award-winning YA authors, Melissa Walker and Stephanie Kuehnert. Learn what inspired the covers in the Mirror, Mirror collection as well as the inspiration behind the stories themselves. Plus a recommended soundtrack to accompany the stories.

WE’RE NOT DONE! Each week we’ll be announcing new .99 specials on our ebooks! 

Fixer Upper by Malena Lott

Fixer Upper by Malena Lott

Today and tomorrow (Dec. 3 and 4), our feature is Fixer Upper, Malena Lott’s top selling ebook about a mom who leaves the posh life for the pastures. .99 on Amazon only. Thanks to E Reader News Today for the feature.

“When a power-hungry politician’s wife leaves her glamorous but shallow marriage, hightails it for her childhood home and trades in her perfectly tailored suits for zebra-print cowboy boots and a pink tool belt, you can bet things get dusty, and dicey. Fixer Upper is a sassy, fun read that proves going home can sometimes be the smartest thing a broken-hearted woman can do.”
-Beth Hoffman, New York Times’ bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt


Our submissions will open back up in January. Because we have multi-book deals with several authors, we will only be acquiring a handful of books in 2014, so know that it means we really, really loved the work. :) In the ebook world, a book is never “old” so we’ll continue to focus on our 37 releases in almost 3 years! A dozen of those are short stories, but we love every story, every length, dearly and they all deserve our attention. 


We’d like to take a moment to recognize our authors on their achievements from the past month:

  • TMI Mom: Oversharing My Life became a #1 bestseller in Motherhood on Amazon.
  • Distortion by Lucie Smoker hit the top 15 in Mysteries and was Buzz’ top-selling novel in November.
  • Aaron Smith’s zombie novel, Chicago Fell First was our top-selling ebook on nook in November.
  • Cara Brookins’ action adventure short story, Treasure Quest, was our most downloaded short story.


If you’d like to feature or review one of our books or interview an author, please give us a shout. Our authors are great to work with.


You can get a Mythology High short story for FREE for your English or reading class. Email us to find out how at buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com with the subject MYTH HIGH.

TMI Mom Oversharing Bestseller plus New Releases

23 Nov

Brrr. Baby it’s cold outside so we’re hunkering in the Hive with some great reads on special and some cool news.

TMI MOM: Oversharing My Life by Heather Davis became a #1 Bestseller in  Motherhood on Amazon this weekend! It was a featured title at Ereader News Today so we’re thankful for the extra publicity and promotional push. The timing is great with Heather’s second book, Getting Lucky (after kids) coming out on Black Friday and a cool launch party planned on Facebook for Cyber Monday. ($13.95 paperback and $4.99 ebook)

“Treasure Quest” by Cara Brookins has been our FreeBee this weekend for those looking for a fun action adventure for children 11+. (currently #5 on Amazon) Her second Timeshifters book, Mark of the Serpent, comes out officially on Dec. 3rd but the paperback is already available for order on Amazon. Would make a great stocking stuffer for the young reader in your life!



Take a look at the amazing titles coming over the next month! Read an excerpt from Sterling & Sloane over on Malena Lott’s blog.  Check out Cara Brookin’s rad new tats for Mark of the Serpent! 

If you’re a book reviewer and want to read any of these new titles, shoot us an email at buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com.



Buck Book Sales and Bridesmaids Blog Hop

1 Nov

Are we all high on sugar right now? Hey, that’s okay. I’ll keep it brief in case you’re bouncing off the walls. Hope you had a happy Halloween and that got the chance to dig all of your favorite candy out of the basket while no one was looking.

The Halloween fun continues with three of our paranormal titles that are just .99 through the weekend.

Creature Discomforts by Jenny Peterson

Supernatural Hunters by Kelly Parra

Chicago Fell First by Aaron Smith

Get ‘em now while they’re just a buck!


What’s this? One celebration leads into the next. Happy One Year Anniversary to Dani Stone’s NEXT LEFT and Malena Lott’s SOMETHING NEW. 

We’re doing a blog hop since both books feature a bridesmaid theme. Before Thanksgiving, we’re giving away a bridesmaids DVD collection to one lucky reader so pop over to the Rafflecopter tab on Facebook to find out how to enter. The more “hopping'” you do, the better your chances.bridesmaidsbloghop

Haven’t read the books yet? Let’s fix that!

Get Something New here and Next Left here. 

Party starts TODAY here – Bridesmaid 1  – Malena Lott, author of Something New here. (Posted Nov. 1)

Click over to our Specials page to keep up with the party! 7 bridesmaids in all!


Next up! Diana Rodriguez Wallach’s third Mythology High Mirror/Mirror Story comes out on TUESDAY, Nov. 5th. We love SHATTERING GIGI and know YA readers will, too. Learn more about Diana and her books here. 


A Whole New World with Jenny Peterson

8 Oct


Reblogging this fantastic post about Jenny Peterson, who is the brainchild of our next release – CREATURE DISCOMFORTS, coming Oct. 15th.

Originally posted on reverse perspective:

Jenny Peterson is a writer and editor based in Denver, CO. Reading and writing YA and new adult is her first love, and she spends an inordinate amount of time dreaming up fantastical worlds for kick-ass heroines. She also splits her time as an assistant editor for a YA publisher. The Descendants Series, her e-novella trilogy, is being released by indie publisher Buzz Books USA in a couple of weeks.

Click to visit Jenny's website

Click to visit Jenny’s website


by Jenny Peterson

There’s a whole world out there, big and chaotic and sometimes confusing. I’m not talking the world in general—you know, continents and countries and all that—but the “world” immediately around you. Wherever you’re sitting right now, there’s more than just the screen in front of you. There are smells and sounds and maybe the feel of a hard chair under your butt.

For example, I’m typing away at…

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1 Oct

The Hive is buzzing with two new releases today to kick off our spooktacular SOMETHING WICKED month. It’s the one-year anniversary of our young adult paranormal anthology and FOUR of our YA authors in the anthology have gone on to write bigger stories for Buzz. We’re celebrating with cool giveaways including a chance to win a Kindle ($79 value) on Halloween! Several chances for entries throughout the month.

SH_PARRAcoverFirst up! SUPERNATURAL HUNTERS by Kelly Parra

SUPERNATURAL HUNTERS is the first full-length novella to follow Jaz and Blake’s whirlwind, butt-kicking romance started in PROM DATES TO DIE FOR and SOMETHING WICKED. (The story stands alone so don’t worry if you haven’t read the first two, though we think you’ll want to.)

The digital novella is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 for just $2.99.

Purchase the book on the launch date (from 9/30 to midnight on 10/1) and email us the receipt (screenshot works, too) to buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com for a chance to win a Kindle. Winner will be added to the pool in our Something Wicked contest.


More ways to share? Pop over and share the SUPERNATURAL HUNTERS trailer after you’ve viewed it. 

ANOTHER BOOK BIRTHDAY to Diana Rodriguez Wallach for her second Mirror, Mirror story, NARA GAZING, in our line of Mythology High short stories that modernize classic myths. We promise you’ll get a kick out of the magical teen and may think twice before you take that selfie.

mythnaragazingGet it at Amazon here and coming soon to B&N and Kobo! You’ll notice on our contest page you can also get points for leaving honest reviews on our titles as part of our Wings reader loyalty buzz program so if you’re an avid reader and reviewer it’s a fun way to get titles in advance and share what you thought about them. Buzzing about books and sharing them is the best way for a book to find an audience – and we want to thank you for being a part of our Hive in this way. Without your “wings” we seriously could not fly. All puns totally intended.

Our Something Wicked month also includes Jenny Peterson’s CREATURE DISCOMFORTS from the characters she introduced to us in PROM and SW, and a digital first release of Aaron Smith’s zombie horror novel, CHICAGO FELL FIRST, the week of Halloween! Another PROM alum, Lena Brown, has the first in her trilogy available, TWIN FALLS, about a secret colony of angels-in-training in Texas.

So, whew. A lot of paranormal fun. Let’s do this, October!

Pub Day for REFLECTING EMMY plus Swarm Cover Reveal

3 Sep

mythreflectemmycoverHappy book birthday to Diana Rodriguez Wallach for REFLECTING EMMY, her first short story in the Mirror, Mirror trilogy in buzzTeen’s Mythology High series.

Diana puts a modern spin on the myths of Narcissus and Nemesis:

Meet Emmy, Nara, Luke, Echo, and very infamous great grandmother, GiGi.

Eighteen-year-old Emmy is in the family business-trapping vapid narcissistic souls into her silver compact mirror for all eternity. It’s what the Rhamnusia family has been doing for thousands of years, all under the direction of Great Grandmother. Only Emmy’s latest assignment, Nara, is about to prove more challenging than she ever expected.

Gorgeous and self-absorbed, Nara is unflinchingly cruel to her classmates. Even her boyfriend, Luke, can no longer tolerate her actions–much to Emmy’s relief since she finds Luke a little more than intriguing. But when Emmy tricks Nara into gazing into her mystical mirror, what she finds there is not what she’s expecting.

The first story, Reflecting Emmy, is available now for the nook and Kindle for just .99.  Nara Gazing and Shattering GiGi will follow in October and November.



chicagofellfirstcoverAaron Smith (Prom Dates to Die For, Something Wicked) will debut his first Swarm horror title CHICAGO FELL FIRST later this year. The zombie tale looks explores science and civilization in a race for a cure to a zombie outbreak wiping out Chicago. Can one man’s illness be another man’s blessing? If you’d like to be an early reviewer, contact publicity at buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com with your blog address, where you would leave a review, and your Twitter and Facebook urls.



Love to hold a “real” book? We’re clearing out some space in the Hive for our fall titles and have a few copies of the following books to offer to readers on a first-come, first-sold basis at a special price and some fun extras.

$12 plus FREE shipping PLUS an advance reader copy of TWIN FALLS by Lena Brown:

The Stork Reality by Malena Lott  – SIGNED

Family Charms by Malena Lott – SIGNED PLUS a free charm

TMI Mom: Oversharing My Life by Heather Davis

Distortion by Lucie Smoker

$10 plus FREE shipping PLUS an advance reader copy of TWIN FALLS by Lena Brown and dance forever tattoos:

Dance Mom Survival Guide by Jill Martin and Malena Lott (signed)

$7 plus FREE shipping PLUS  an advance reader copy of TWIN FALLS by Lena Brown:

Something Wicked (YA anthology)

Submit the form to order and an invoice will be sent to you. Once payment is received, the books will be mailed within 24 hours. Books will not be held so please pay upon receipt of invoice.


Read, White and Blue Firecracker Deals July 3, 4, 5

3 Jul

by Malena Lott

I, for one, cannot wait to sit and watch clowns and Clydesdales, classic cars and marching bands, stroll past Thursday morning at our local 4th of July parade, followed by some unhealthy consumption of hot dogs and popsicles. I’m a sucker for Independence Day, making sure I’m wearing red, white and blue and getting my spot early for fireworks that evening. The last two years we’ve been in other states, and while we enjoyed watching fireworks in the mountains of Colorado and by a lake in a small-town in Florida, it’s good to be back home for a rousing 4th in Oklahoma.

We’re hosting our own little parade of books we’d like you to see in our Read, White & Blue ebook sale happening today through Friday, so get ‘em while they’re sizzling – or it is sparkling?  Links follow the graphic. Happy 4th to our American readers! 


Just .99 July 3-5th

GLEE GIRL short story by Magda Knight  Kindle | nook

TWIN FALLS novel by Lena Brown Kindle | nook

NEXT LEFT novelette by Dani Stone Kindle | nook

Just $2.99  July 3-5th

TMI MOM: OVERSHARING MY LIFE humorous essay book by Heather Davis Kindle | nook

THE LAST RESORT novella by Malena Lott Kindle | nook

DISTORTION crime novel by Lucie Smoker Kindle | nook

MARK OF THE CENTIPEDE young adult boys adventure novel by Cara Brookins Kindle | nook

LITTLE BRAND PR ROCK STAR business book by Cyndy Hoenig Kindle | nook

DANCE MOM SURVIVAL GUIDE parents guide book by Malena Lott and Jill Martin Kindle | nook

buzzTeen GLEE GIRL and TWIN FALLS just .99

2 Jul

Happy launch week to two of our new buzzTeen titles, GLEE GIRL, the third Mythology High story by Magda Knight, and TWIN FALLS by Lena Brown.

Both titles are just .99 in the Kindle and nook store so we hope you’ll consider adding them to your e-readers. If you prefer paperback, Twin Falls is also available in print.

GLEE GIRL available for Kindle and nook.

GLEE GIRL available for Kindle and nook.

GLEE GIRL Excerpt:

Glee Girl (Banshee Myth)

Mythology note: The Banshee of Irish myth was sometimes a hag but often a beautiful woman wearing white, her eyes red, as though she’d been crying. Her wailing keening cry would foretell a death. She often attached herself to families and picked them off one by one. The Banshee wasn’t entirely a creature to be feared: It is said that bad people who heard her cry would die a bad death and suffer thereafter, but good people would die and remain happy in the Celtic version of the afterlife.

The Campbell High canteen walls are crammed floor to ceiling with posters promoting next week’s Battle of the Bands, but I lower my head and focus on my cold fries instead. The problem is that (a) that on a scale of one to appealing my fries register a fat zero and (b) being a lead singer in a band is what I want more than anything in the world, ever ever ever.

Just .99

Amazon | nook

Twin Falls, Texas
Population: Unknown
twin falls coverWhat if you thought you were all alone in the world, only to find out you had a secret twin in a hidden colony deep under the red dirt in the middle of nowhere? After her mother dies, Eve is sent to live with a family she never knew, just days before her 16th birthday.  The one-horse town is a cover for the Order of the Messenger Angels, but their enemies, The Crusaders, believe they are evil incarnate and won’t stop until the Order is wiped out.  
Eve’s own powers are growing as her birthday nears, but so does the danger. An earth angel can only walk in the light as long as its twin is alive. If the twin dies, the angel is cursed to darkness or else will return to light. 
The colony believes Eve is prophesied to save them, but the recurring dream she’s had since she was a child isn’t providing clues fast enough, so she decides to take matters in her own hands to stop the Crusaders.
Two cowboy angels vie for her attention – including the boy her sister loves –  but can she ever really trust her heart to the rebellious Messengers? She doesn’t want to break her new family apart before they’ve even had a chance. 
But none of that matters if they don’t make it to their 16th birthday.
The coming-of-age tale gives new life to angel mythology with a colony of Messenger angels descended from Gabriel that will stop at nothing to right the wrongs of the universe.
“An awesome, drama-filled twist on messenger angels-in-training that you’ll devour page by page!”—Kelly Parra, author of Graffiti Girl, Invisible Touch and the upcoming Supernatural Hunter Chronicles 
Twin Falls Excerpt:

What if for all of their aspirations for me, I’m just a girl? A confused girl who just wants to be kissed by the boy she likes and made a grilled cheese sandwich after school by her mom. The simple life.

Instead you find yourself doing the sunrise salutation, a yoga move you’ve never tried before because you thought yoga was for cheerleaders, not bookworms, but as you spread your arms up to the sun and bend into the pose, you do feel something magnificent. You feel the sun’s power, and you try not to think about all the Lunas in your extended family who don’t get to experience this Light anymore.

You think maybe for all the darkness, if you let yourself, you could rise to the occasion. You have hope. And hope feels so much better than hate.

Paperback: $12.95; ebook: .99 for a limited time

Amazon (print and ebook) | Barnes & Noble

If you’re a book reviewer/blogger and would like to review either of these titles, send an email with your  credentials to buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com.


Authors Love Teachers Auction to benefit OK Tornado Relief

17 Jun

by Malena Lott

authorsloveteachersMy husband and Buzz co-founder and Bookgasm editor, Rod Lott, did such an eloquent job of explaining our Authors Love Teachers auction that we’re re-posting it here. Thanks so much for checking out the auction and BIDDING BIG so we can give the teachers as many items as we can on their classroom wish list! With 29 auction items in all – including MANY New York Times bestselling authors, we’re thankful to these amazing authors and readers for making this happen.

from Bookgasm:

On May 20, the city of Moore, Okla. (part of the Oklahoma City metro area in which BOOKGASM is located), was decimated by an EF5 tornado that killed 24 people, including seven children hunkered down at Plaza Towers Elementary School. Briarwood Elementary School also was among the hardest-hit areas.

To help the teachers of Plaza Towers and Briarwood restock the school supplies they lost (much of which comes out of their own pockets), our sister site of Buzz Books USA has organized theAuthors Love Teachers OK Tornado Relief Auction, and BOOKGASM is a co-sponsor.

Starting today and ending June 30, you have the opportunity to bid on autographed books and bundles graciously donated and signed by roughly two dozen authors, and every penny earned will be used to purchase school supplies on the teachers’ wish list. Shipping is free.

You can see the full list here, but BOOKGASM readers might find these items of particular interest:
• Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s TWO GRAVES and GIDEON’S SWORD

Other authors include such best-sellers as Lily Koppel, Jane Porter, Beth Hoffman and Julia London. We hope you’ll bid — and bid generously — or at least spread the word!


Thanks, Rod – and OF SPECIAL NOTE from Buzz, we also have some books in the auction, as well!

TMI MOM OVERSHARING MY LIFE is included in the funny chicks book box


MALENA LOTT has four trade paperbacks in her beach books box, including her upcoming FAMILY CHARMS

DANCE MOM SURVIVAL GUIDE box includes the paperback, a dance forever necklace and cute dance mom tote bag


You can also help by SHARING this post and the official auction page over at Facebook where photos and links are listed as well as some information on the tornado and how it affected Briarwood and Plaza Towers Elementary schools in Moore, OK.




New Mythology High Deal, Cover Reveal, PR Rock Star

29 Mar

by Malena Lott

The Hive is pleased to welcome Diana Rodriguez Wallach and her short story Mythology High trilogy based on Narcissus. Mythology High is a short story

Author Diana Wallach

Author Diana Wallach

series taking classic myths and modernizing them featuring strong teen heroines. The series was kicked off  in 2012 with Jammie Kern’s “Ryann in the Sky” and “Taylor on Lockdown”. Magda Knight, a UK author, will take the reins next with her summer short story releases beginning with “Seal Girl”. Wallach will follow Magda Knight’s Mythology High shorts later this year. The digital series will be made available to middle and high school English teachers nationwide as part of Buzz Books’ Teen OutRead program to bring modern digital stories into the classroom for purposes of understanding story structure, narrative, characterization and how to creatively update a classic myth.

Wallach is the author of Amor and Summer Secrets, Amigas and School Scandals, and Adios to All The Drama (Kensington Books). In 2011, she published a highly regarded essay in Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins), and in 2013, she will publish a short-story trilogy based on the Narcissus myth in the anthology Mythology High (Buzz Books). In 2010 Diana was named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch by, and she placed second in the International Latino Book Awards. She is an advisory board member for the Philly Spells Writing Center, and is an active advocate for inner-city public schools. She hold a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

Get to know Diana!

Our second set of Mythology High Stingers by UK author Magda Knight will be released later this spring, starting with Seal Girl. Digital ARCS going out starting next week so if you’re a book blogger or with the media, message us at buzzbooksusa (at) me (dot) com if you’d like to review it.






And finally we’re very excited about the MOMS ROCK blog tour starting on April 1st in conjunction with TMI MOM: Oversharing my Life by Heather Davis already getting great reviews and the recent launch of DANCE MOM SURVIVAL GUIDE dance moms are calling accurate, helpful and fun to read. The full tour listings will be posted Monday with your chance to win a cool prize package. If you’re a book or mom blogger and still want in, we have some dates still open.

Our first Little Brand book, PR ROCK STAR by Cyndy Hoenig, is now available in print and ebook. DIY PR at its best by a former Hollywood publicist. It’s currently #12 in Kindle Public Relations ebooks! Go, Cyndy!

Happy Easter! Hope you get some great books in your Easter basket.

lit <3,



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