I’m thrilled to bring you KISSING MADELINE, the concluding book in the Dearest series, which is Daren and Maddie’s story. It’s on SALE this week only, so be sure to grab your copy. The first book, DEAREST CLEMENTINE, is FREE right now for a very limited time too! Each can be read as a standalone. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this page to enter my epic giveaway for SIGNED paperbacks from over 20 authors!

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Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Krista Ritchie
Cover Photo: Perrywinkle Photography
Purchase –> Amazon
What’s the worst thing about wanting a sexy NFL football player? Everyone else wants him, too.

After catching my boyfriend getting deep-throated by a skanky cage girl, I’ve learned my lesson – never date a professional athlete. Never. Besides, I have more important things to worry about, like not blowing my shot to make it as a broadcast reporter. I won’t let anything get in my way, not even the new “it boy” of the NFL and my hot-as-hell neighbor.

What’s the worst thing about getting death glares from his new neighbor? It doesn’t make him want her any less.

I’ve worked my ass off to make it to the pros. The last thing I need is the complication of a relationship, especially since my last one was a total train wreck. But I can’t stop thinking about the feisty girl next door with the smart mouth. And I’d love nothing more than to show her what to do with that mouth.

Friends with benefits might be the best idea he’s ever had. Or the worst.

Order of books:
Dearest Clementine, #1 (Clem & Gavin) – FREE!
Finding Dandelion, #2 (Dani & Jax)
Kissing Madeline, #3 (Maddie & Daren)

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(KISSING MADELINE will be available on iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo soon.)


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DEAREST CLEMENTINE, book 1

Twenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn’t mind being called bitchy and closed off. It’s safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good.

Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making out…in the name of research, of course.

As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.

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FINDING DANDELION, book 2

When soccer all-star Jax Avery collides with Dani Hart on his twenty-first birthday, their connection is instantaneous and explosive. For the first time in years, Jax isn’t interested in his usual hit-it and quit-it approach.

But Dani knows better. Allowing herself a night to be carefree and feel the intensity of their attraction won’t change anything when it comes to dealing with a player. So when Jax doesn’t recognize Dani the next time he sees her, it shouldn’t be a total shock. The fact that he’s her new roommate’s brother? That’s a shock.

Dani doesn’t regret that night with Jax, just the need to lie about it. Since her roommate has made it clear what she thinks about her brother’s “type” of girl, the last thing Dani wants is to admit what happened.

Jax knows he’s walking a fine line on the soccer team. One more misstep and he’s off the roster, his plans to go pro be damned. Except he can’t seem to care. About anything… except for the one girl who keeps invading his dreams.

Despite Jax’s fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister’s friend, he can’t stay away from her, even if it means breaking his own rules. But there are bigger forces at work–realities that can end Dani’s college career and lies that can tear them apart.

Jax realizes what he’s losing if Dani walks away, but will he sacrifice his future to be with her? And will she let him if he does?

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Signed paperbacks (international): Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin, Night Owl by M. Pierce, Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca Yarros, Tool by Sabrina Paige, Kiss the Sky by Krista & Becca Ritchie, A Second Chance at Paris by Cole McCade, Frenched by Melanie Harlow, Three Nights with a Rock Star by Shari Slade, Loving Maddie by Kelly Jamieson, Ten Below Zero by Whitney Barbetti, Pretty Pink Ribbons by KL Grayson, When You Are Mine by Kennedy Ryan, Dirty Proof by Jade Eby, True Blue by Jules Banard, Every After by Rebecca Paula, an Off the Map ARC (winner’s choice) by Lia Riley, Everything Has Changed by Mia Kayla, Twice in a Lifetime by Ruthie Henrick, Love Me Back by Michelle Lynn, Love Nouveau by BL Berry, Away by BA Wolfe, Undone by RE Hunter, and Truth in Wildflowers by Kimberly Rose

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Ebooks: Any ebook by Elisabeth Grace (winner’s choice), Always You by Stephanie Rose, The Fragile Fall by Kristy Love, and Feel Again & First Came You by Faith Andrews

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I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for KISSING MADELINE, which releases on April 27. Daren and Maddie’s book, the third in the Dearest Series, is the steamiest of the three, so you’ve been warned! Lauren Perry at Perrywinkle Photography took the photo, and my friend Krista Ritchie designed the cover. Thank you both! *hugs*

Below, you can get details about how to win an ARC! Here’s a little about the book:

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Title: Kissing Madeline (Dearest, #3)

Release Date: April 27, 2015

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Krista Ritchie

Cover Photo: Perrywinkle Photography

Kissing Madeline:

What’s the worst thing about wanting a sexy NFL football player? Everyone else wants him, too.

After catching my boyfriend getting deep-throated by a skanky cage girl, I’ve learned my lesson – never date a professional athlete. Never. Besides, I have more important things to worry about, like not blowing my shot to make it as a broadcast reporter. I won’t let anything get in my way, not even the new “it boy” of the NFL and my hot-as-hell neighbor.

What’s the worst thing about getting death glares from his new neighbor? It doesn’t make him want her any less.

I’ve worked my ass off to make it to the pros. The last thing I need is the complication of a relationship, especially since my last one was a total train wreck. But I can’t stop thinking about the feisty girl next door with the smart mouth. And I’d love nothing more than to show her what to do with that mouth.

Friends with benefits might be the best idea he’s ever had. Or the worst.

Kissing Madeline is a companion novel to DEAREST CLEMENTINE and FINDING DANDELION. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

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Want to win an ARC?

I’m giving away an ARC a day in my Facebook group until Kissing Madeline releases on April 27. You can join here if you’re interested:  http://on.fb.me/1oJN3mZ

Dearest Clementine

(Dearest, #1 – Clementine & Gavin)

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Dearest ClementineTwenty-year-old Clementine Avery doesn’t mind being called bitchy and closed off. It’s safe, and after being burned by her high school sweetheart and stalked by a professor her freshman year of college, safe sounds pretty damn good.

Her number one rule for survival? No dating. That is until she accidentally signs up for a romance writing class and needs material for her latest assignment. Sexy RA Gavin Murphy is more than happy to play the part of book boyfriend to help Clem find some inspiration, even if that means making out…in the name of research, of course.

As Gavin and Clem grow closer, they get entangled in the mystery surrounding a missing Boston University student, and Clem unwittingly becomes a possible target. Gavin tries to show Clem she can handle falling in love again, but she knows she has to be careful because her heart’s at stake…and maybe even her life.

Finding Dandelion

(#2 – Jax and Dani)

Amazon | Nook | Kobo | Paperback

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When soccer all-star Jax Avery collides with Dani Hart on his twenty-first birthday, their connection is instantaneous and explosive. For the first time in years, Jax isn’t interested in his usual hit-it and quit-it approach.

But Dani knows better. Allowing herself a night to be carefree and feel the intensity of their attraction won’t change anything when it comes to dealing with a player. So when Jax doesn’t recognize Dani the next time he sees her, it shouldn’t be a total shock. The fact that he’s her new roommate’s brother? That’s a shock.

Dani doesn’t regret that night with Jax, just the need to lie about it. Since her roommate has made it clear what she thinks about her brother’s “type” of girl, the last thing Dani wants is to admit what happened.

Jax knows he’s walking a fine line on the soccer team. One more misstep and he’s off the roster, his plans to go pro be damned. Except he can’t seem to care. About anything… except for the one girl who keeps invading his dreams.

Despite Jax’s fuzzy memory of his hot hookup with his sister’s friend, he can’t stay away from her, even if that means breaking his own rules. But there are bigger forces at work–realities that can end Dani’s college career and lies that can tear them apart. Jax realizes what he’s losing if Dani walks away, but will he sacrifice his future to be with her? And will she let him if he does?

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A signed set of books (Dearest Clementine & Finding Dandelion), one $25 gift card, and swag bags (signed bookmarks, Chapstick, magnets, and stylus pen)

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Aside  —  Posted: April 13, 2015 in Dearest Clementine, Finding Dandelion, Kissing Madeline

I’m so excited to announce that KISSING MADELINE will be released on APRIL 27! If you’re a blogger and would like to help with my cover reveal on April 13 or the release day blitz, I would LOVE your help. In fact, I have a GIVEAWAY with $100 in gift card prizes just for you! The giveaway link is embedded in the SIGN UP.

Once again, the über talented Krista Ritchie designed the cover, and I love it so much, I want to twirl whenever I look at it. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Here’s a little teaser…

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I’ll be giving away tons of Kissing Madeline ARCs and signed copies of Dearest Clementine and Finding Dandelion in my Facebook group this month, so stop by if you’re interested: http://on.fb.me/1oJN3mZ

If you’d like an email the moment Kissing Madeline goes live, sign up for my newsletter where you’ll also have a chance to win exclusive giveaways: http://bit.ly/1CgVvUO

As always, thanks for reading my books!

xoxo

 

 

Image  —  Posted: April 6, 2015 in Kissing Madeline

Ever wonder what it’s like to edit a book? Your book? The one you slaved over for months, only to turn around and have to go through it all over again with a painstaking attention to detail? I’m here to tell say it turns you into Jack Nicholson.

Because if you’re like me, you start out a normal person… more or less. In your daily life, you’re well-liked. People laugh at your jokes. They invite you to shit. You never go, but you’re invited. That has to count for something, right? Okay, so maybe you’re a teeny bit anti-social. And maybe you’re not that funny. And, fine, you’re awkward around crowds, but the point is you look normal, like Jack here before the crazy happens.

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So you sit at your desk, put all of your shit at right angles to your laptop, grab several shiny new pens, and wonder why you’ve been procrastinating editing your book. It’s probably fantastic. It’s literary genius. The shit dreams are made of. You pat yourself on the back and head forth bravely.

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And then you get a few chapters in and all that coffee starts to make you jittery and a little on edge. Did someone steal your post-its? Internally, you snarl at the mere thought of someone coming close to your desk.

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You really have to pee. But you’re in the middle of a long scene, and if you get up now, it’ll break the momentum. So you tell yourself to wait until you’re done, kidney function be damned.

Eventually, the long hours catch up to you, and you have to give in and take a nap. But even when you’re sleeping, you’re thinking about your story.

By the weekend, everyone in your life knows to leave you the fuck alone. Because you’re grumpy. And you smell. Because it’s been a few days of you planted in that chair, the one that still has the imprints of your ass cheeks in it when you get up.

When you can’t stand the smell of yourself any longer, you finally duck into the bathroom for a quick shower. While this sucks up precious time, you figure you can probably go another 48 without another one if no one gets too close. But showering means you should treat yourself for making the effort to conform to polite societal standards, so you forego a bra because that fucker is binding. Can underwire constrict blood flow? It might affect brain function, so you decide against it.

Mid-way through your work of genius, you can’t decide if this is the best thing you’ve ever written or the worst. It could be crap. Utter crap. Total shit.

Why does the pizza guy eye you with such judgment when he drops off dinner tonight? Didn’t you give him a good tip last night? Pizza guys shouldn’t judge your dinner. Cheese is dairy, and milk does the body good. Fuck off, asshole. Hand over the pizza.

Damn it. This is crap. And you suck balls, loser.

You’re crying. This is wrong. Everything. Is. All. Wrong. Why didn’t you listen to your mother and go to dental school? You could be drilling in someone’s mouth right now and battling gum disease instead of writing crappy books.

Wait a sec. This is pretty good. You like it. No, you love it. Have you ever loved anything more? No! Okay, not true. You love Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall more.

Oh my god. Your book is funny. It’s so funny, you’re going to spell it with a ph, like phunny because now it’s fucking hysterical.

Why is there shit all over your desk? Who put that there? Don’t people know you’re trying to work? You’re in such a foul mood, you even hate that cute little dog next door. Fucking dog, shut up.

Oh, you put that shit there. Because you were in a rush to get back to editing, so you just shoved those bills and that that half-eaten slice of pizza there in a rush. Really, you were being efficient. Now you can get back to your story.

Jesus, what day is it? Is today a holiday? Do you have to go back to your day job and live among sane people? Is that even possible at this point? When was the last time you changed your clothes? You’re disgusted with yourself but too tired to do anything about it. Besides, you’re achieving your editing goal, so fuck good hygiene. Finishing the book comes first.

Your loved ones poke you with a stick. They bring you coffee because they’re afraid if you stop drinking it, you will lose your shit. They’re right. Already, you can feel your eye twitching at the thought of an empty coffee mug. When you reach for it to take one more sip, pain shoots up your arm. Oh, hell. You might have scurvy from only consuming coffee and pizza all week.

After starving and forgoing human contact, you get to those two beautiful words: The end.

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Cue the rock anthem because you’re done. You dance around in your pajamas and kiss your children who are surprised to see you this month. You pet that cute dog next door when you emerge outside for the first time in days. God, he’s a cute little fucker.

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You wake up the next morning and stare at your computer screen. Dear baby Jesus, you need to send this to your editor today so you can start this process all over again in a few weeks. But you can do this. You shadow box in your hell hole of an office and blast Rocky-theme music to pump yourself up. Because you are a champion. A motherfucking gangsta. *side glance to the family members who look at you like you’re crazy* After an uncomfortable silence, they pat you on the head, make one more pot of coffee and prepare to be ignored all over again.

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NEWS on KISSING MADELINE and staying connected…

If you’re wondering when the hell Kissing Madeline is coming out, pencil it in your TBR for April. *high fives and ass slaps*

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For an exclusive KISSING MADELINE teaser, join my reader group. I’ll be giving away ARCS and signed copies in here soon. We sext on Wednesdays. Yes, really. —> Dearest Series Fans Facebook Group Link 

I wanted to give my readers something special this Valentine’s Day to thank you for picking up my books when I know there are a ton of great reads out there. Since I can’t snuggle you in person (I’m a great snuggler, by the way), I whipped up a giveaway to show my appreciation. I especially want to thank the girls in my Facebook group, the Dearest Series Fans. You guys get extra tackle hugs and ass slaps for being so fucking awesome. And if you’re wondering what the hell happened to KISSING MADELINE, I apologize for the delay! Look for it this April! *insert awkward twerk here*

In my giveaway, which is international, you could win one of the following:

* A signed set of books (Dearest Clementine & Finding Dandelion) – 1 winner
* An Arc of Kissing Madeline – 2 winners
* A “My Dearest” custom-made necklace – 1 winner
* Gavin’s mug (The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.) – 1 winner
* “I like big books” tote bag – 1 winner
 * A Dearest Series swag pack (signed bookmarks, magnets, chaptick, and stylus pen) – 3 winners
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One person will win this custom-made necklace! *pats it gently* Click on the rafflecopter link below to see pics of all the other prizes.

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If you want to join me for more awkward twerking, some perving on hot guys, and an ***exclusive*** KISSING MADELINE teaser, join my reader group. I’ll be giving away additional ARCS and signed copies in there soon, so check it out. —> Dearest Series Fans Facebook Group Link 

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Have you all read Whitney Barbetti’s HE FOUND ME yet? It’s ***FREE*** through 2/5! It’s a new adult romantic suspense about Andra, a seventeen-year-old runaway who finds love when she least expects it.
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When I was seventeen, I disappeared. I walked out the door of my apartment with a backpack and never looked back. I left the life of Cora Mitchell behind, seeking freedom from my real-life nightmare.

But my freedom came with a cost. I lived a fictitious life for the next six years, never letting anyone close enough to see underneath the façade that was Andra Walker.

I was content with my simple little life.

Until I met Julian.

And the moment I started allowing myself to open up, allowing someone to see through the superficial, was the very same moment the Monster from my past would return to find me.

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****He Found Me is the first installment in a two-part series. He Saved Me, the sequel, is available on Amazon.****
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Title: He Saved Me

Series: He Found Me #2

Author: Whitney Barbetti

Release Date: December 18, 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance

SYNOPSIS:

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I’ve come to understand that I’ll always find her. She’s my North Star, my sense of direction. In her, I’ve found my home. She tells me I saved her. But the truth is, she saved me.

But nothing good can ever last. Andra’s keeping secrets. She’s holding something back. I’m trying, desperately, to anchor her. To let me in, to let me help.

But will all my efforts end up with a ghost of a girl I love?

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I’m used to disappearing. Vanishing into thin air, without a trace of who I’ve been or where I’ve gone.

But it’s so much harder to do with a broken heart and no hope for a happy ending. Sometimes the only people who can put all the pieces of us back together are the ones we least expect to. That’s what Julian did for me.

Julian found me. But now, all Six wants is to keep me locked up, away from the world, away from the Monster. I can’t live like that. It’s not living at all. Because I still have unfinished business.

And I’m going to make sure the Monster gets what’s coming to him.

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Please note: This is a continuation of He Found Me. Characters from Ten Below Zero do appear in He Saved Me. This is the final installment of Julian and Andra’s story.

The sequel is 99 cents for Release Weekend ONLY.

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The first book, HE FOUND ME, is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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GIVEAWAYS

Instead of one Rafflecopter with one winner, Whitney Barbetti is going to be doing TOUR STOPS on December 17, 18, 19, and 20. She’ll be doing a one-hour takeover at 9 PM EST in the following Facebook groups. Join these groups and stay tuned win paperbacks, swag, and ebooks!

December 17: Barbetti’s Babes
December 18: Grayson’s Girls
December 19: Three Girls and a Book Obsession Book Club
December 20: Dearest Series Fans

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