Friday, November 8, 2013

Blitz + Giveaway: Text by Cambria Hebert


Text by Cambria Hebert
(Take It Off #4)
Publication date: November 8, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Synopsis:
One text can change everything.

Honor Calhoun never thought her life would ever be like the books she writes for a living. One morning while out for a run, she learns not all bad things are plots in novels. Some horrors can actually come true.

She faces off with a persistent attacker, holds her own, but in the end is taken hostage and thrown into a hole. In the middle of the woods.

But Honor didn’t go down there alone.

She took her kidnapper’s phone with her. With a spotty signal and a dying battery, her hope is slim.

Nathan Reed is an active duty Marine stationed at a small reserve base in Pennsylvania. All he wants is a calm and uneventful duty station where he can forget the memories of his time in a war-torn country.

But a single text changes everything.

Nathan becomes Honor’s only hope for survival, and he has to go against the clock, push aside his past, and take on a mission for a girl he’s never met.

Both of them want freedom… but they have to survive long enough to obtain it.


Purchase Link:
Direct buy links not yet available but will be found here come release day:

About the Author:

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
 
 
Giveaway:
Singed PB, a Necklace & a swag pack
Open: Internationally

Interview:
A little about Cambria
I love coffee. I have two kids and two dogs, and 2 cats. I am married to a US Marine. I have an irrational fear of chickens (they are creepy!), I love the rain and fall is my favorite season.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I’ve learned through writing that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought and that I am way more stubborn than even I realized (trust me I am super stubborn).

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Keep writing. Don’t stop. Be prepared for a long and sometimes hard road to publication. It’s a touch business but you can do it. Anyone can do it if you really want it.

What inspired you to write your first book?
This is such a hard question. LOL. You think it would be easy. Honestly, I just got this character – this person stuck in my head. I started dreaming about him. One day I decided to write down what I kept thinking. It grew into a book and I have been writing every since.

Tell us your latest news?
I recently joined the circus! Okay I didn’t. But, I am allergic to elephants. That’s not recent but it’s true. My latest news is that TEXT is released!!! I am so incredibly excited about this book. I think it’s my favorite book of mine in the Take It Off series. I also have another book coming out in early December called TIPSY!

What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
My favorite shows are The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf. I also really like Melissa & Joey – it’s funny.

 Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Favorite Food- Coffee. I also love cereal and Luna Bars.
Favorite colors: Purple and Orange
Music: I like pretty much anything but hard rock.

 
Guest Post:
Hey everyone!
As part of  Text’s release day I thought I would share with you a little something about the main character, Nathan.
A few fun facts about Nathan:
Nathan is a United States Marine.
Nathan works out a lot. He’s hot.
Guns are his hobby and his job.
He loves apple pie.
Like the man is serious about his pie. He loves it. In fact, when I was writing Text I baked pies a lot. Ha ha ha. My family really enjoyed it.
So today I brought along my recipe for Apple Pie. I’m calling it Nathan’s apple pie in honor of my main man in Text.
It’s the perfect time of year to bake, eat and enjoy!!
  
Nathan’s Apple Pie

Ingredients
You can use store-bought crust or you can make your own.
To make a double pie crust:
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
½ cup shortening
6 tablespoons ice-cold water

Apple Pie Filling:
4-8 Granny Smith apples (depends on size)
4 tablespoons cut-up butter
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon (Nathan likes lots of cinnamon. This can easily be cut down to taste.)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (This helps the sauce in the pie thicken.)

Directions
To make crust:
Cut together the flour, salt, butter, and shortening with a pastry fork until blended. Add water one Tbsp at a time and mix with fork until it firms into a ball. Separate the ball into two smaller balls. Roll each out onto a heavily floured surface, flipping over frequently. Place one crust in the bottom of a pie pan and reserve the other crust for topping the pie once it is full.

To make filling:
Peel and slice all the apples. Add all slices into a bowl. Mix the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, and flour until well coated. Dump apples into pie crust. Place the 4 tablespoons of cut-up butter around on top of the apples.
Cover the pie with the remaining crust. Crimp the edges together. With a sharp knife, cut a few slits in the top crust (to allow steam to escape while baking), and then you can brush the top of the pie with an egg wash (egg wash = a beaten raw egg). This will give the crust its golden-brown appearance. Also, sprinkle granulated sugar over the top of the crust—which will give the pie a nice flavor and sweetness.
Bake the pie in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes, depending on oven.
Let cool and enjoy!

Note: Nathan suggests serving your warm apple pie with a generous helping of French vanilla ice cream.
Cambria recommends enjoying with ice cream AND coffee.


Thanks for celebrating the release of TEXT with me! 
 
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