Teen Romance

Sally Henson
September 30, 2017

I have a couple books to share with you this week.  One of my favorite authors, Jordan Ford, has a new series out called the Barlow Sisters.  The first book is CURVEBALL. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

The next is from Eva Pohler. It’s the first in her Gatekeeper’s Saga series, THE GATEKEEPER’S SON. It’s part paranormal romance, part epic urban fantasy.


Mystery and romance weave together in a set of fast-paced, sports romance novels. Follow the Barlow sisters as they negotiate the perils of forbidden love while finding their place at a new school in the troubled town of Armitage.

Maddie Barlow is used to being in control.
So when her father uproots their family to the small, troubled town of Armitage, just six months from her high school graduation, she’s struggling to cope. Worse yet, he insists the coach makes room for all of his daughters on the boys’ baseball team. The close-knit Armitage Pitbulls don’t want three girls messing up their season, and they’re going to do everything in their power to make sure the girls don’t make them look bad…especially Holden Carter—the smooth, good-looking captain of the team.

Maddie takes one look at him and knows he’s trouble. In spite of her instant attraction, she’s determined to put the arrogant jock in his place, which is made doubly hard when her younger sister starts crushing on the guy. In an attempt to protect her sister from getting hurt, Maddie puts herself between them, only to face a curveball she never saw coming.

Her attraction to Holden is not supposed to turn into more…and when it does she’s caught between hurting her sister and turning her back on the first guy she’s ever really fallen for.
But a forbidden romance is not the only curveball Maddie and Holden have to dodge because things aren’t what they seem in the quaint town of Armitage…and they’re about to work out that discovering the truth can be way more dangerous than living a lie.

Grab your copy today and escape into a small town where trouble lurks around every corner and romance is just a heartbeat away.


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Dive into a world in which the ancient gods of Greek mythology are real.

Part paranormal romance, part epic urban fantasy, the first in this bestselling young adult series is the teen novel mythology lovers have been searching for

Fifteen-year-old Therese watches her parents die. While in a coma, she meets the twin sons of Hades—Hypnos (the god of sleep) and Thanatos (the god of death). She thinks she’s manipulating a dream, not kissing the god of death and totally rocking his world.

Than makes a deal with Hades and goes as a mortal to the Upperworld to try and win Therese’s heart, but not all the gods are happy. Some give her gifts. Others try to kill her.

The deal requires Therese to avenge the death of her parents. With the help of Than’s fierce and exotic sisters, the Furies, she finds herself in an arena face to face with the murderer, and only one will survive.

😍 Win an Alaskan Cruise??? 😍

Sally Henson
September 22, 2017

You could win an ALASKAN CRUISE from Melissa Storm

I know, right? When I saw this, I had to share it with you. An ALASKAN CRUISE is a bucket-list item for me. Melissa’s so psyched about her new book release she wants to share the beauty of Alaska and the backdrop for LET THERE BE LOVE, her new release.

That’s right, she’s giving away an Alaskan cruise (valued at $1,000), and I would love to see you win! (or maybe me 😁)

I’ve already ordered my copy, and I can’t wait to get started on it.  Here’s a little bit about LET THERE BE LOVE …

Lauren Dalton’s world shattered the day her father died. Now she’s willing to move four-thousand miles away from the only home she’s ever known in hopes of discovering the truth about his hidden past.

Shane Ramsey’s reputation says all anyone needs to know. He’s an amazing racer, but a terrible person. When an injury leaves him unable to work his dogs, he must swallow his pride and accept help for the sake of his team.

Will Shane open his home and his heart to the young woman who already shares his greatest love? Will Lauren find her place—and the truth about her family’s past—in helping the cantankerous Shane? 

Harkening to the great literary traditions of Jane Eyre and Beauty and the Beast, Let There Be Love is a new twist on the most epic of love stories. Don’t miss the chance to lose your heart to a courageous team of sled dogs and the humans that love them in this tale set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Alaskan wilderness. 

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Let There Be Love for just 99 cents. Both the giveaway and the special sale price end on Sunday, September 24, 2017!

LET THERE BE LOVE by Melissa Storm

KINDLE or CASH Your Choice

Sally Henson
June 26, 2017

THE vampires vs. werewolves GIVEAWAY

Cast your vote for #TeamVampires or #TeamWerewolves and get a chance to win a Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, or $100 CASH.

PLUS I’m giving away Kindle versions of my books SUMMER’S END and KISS ME ALREADY to one lucky winner. Tap on the Vampires above to begin!

Remember to like and comment on ALL the pages not just those for your chosen team!

Whether you stalk the night or howl at the moon … we all have our little quirks. But there’s one really important thing I bet we all have in common: WE LOVE BOOKS! And you know what? Winning prizes rocks too. So, hey there, welcome to LitRing’s Vampires Vs. Werewolves Giveaway! We’ve assembled a team of 50 authors, brave enough to take a stance on such a divisive issue. What’s more, by picking sides and entering our giveaway, you could win prizes for yourself AND a pretty awesome promo pack for your fave author too!

Here’s the deal: Visit the participating authors’ Facebook pages and leave a comment on their team posts. Doing so will score you bonus entries and you’ll be able to collect bonus prizes from participating authors too! Check out our handy-dandy giveaway widget to lead you through the hop and give you even more points for participating. You’ll also be asked to bravely pick a team.

If at the end of the week, YOUR TEAM WINS, someone from the team will get first pick of a new Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, or up to $100 in cold hard cash! The other team (no losers here!) will win the remaining prize. AND as an added bonus, one author from the winning team will win a special promo prize pack from LitRing, and–trust me–they’d really like to win, so be sure to support your favorite authors and spread the word far and wide.

Whether you delight in the night or hide from fear of the moon, be sure to show some team spirit. GO TEAM!

Remember to like and comment on ALL the pages not just those for your chosen team!

New Release Title Reveal

Sally Henson
June 8, 2017

This YA/teen, sweet, coming-of-age, romance is worth the wait. If you’ve read Summer’s End, you should recognize the title of book two.  Kiss Me Already picks up exactly where Summer’s End left off.  I know the ending of Summer’s End was risky, but you’ll thank me when you turn the pages of Kiss Me Already to chapter one.

  • What happens when college begins?
  • Will Regan be able to keep her secret?
  • Will Lane and Regan’s friendship last?

If you haven’t read Summer’s End, what are you waiting for?

This swoon-worthy read is COMING SOON.

(This series should be read in numerical order for the benefit of the reader.)


YA Summer Scavenger Hunt

Sally Henson - writer
May 30, 2017

Summer YALovin

Start your Summer off right with epic fun and lots of fabulous prizes.

When I say epic, I mean 140 authors from An Alliance of Young Adult Authors EPIC.  The starting flag wave is June. You’ll get to meet great YA authors and have the chance to win great prizes from each author. The grand prize is pretty epic too.  Here’s a heads-up for how to hunt like a scavenger.

(WARNING: this scavenger hunt may blow your mind and could lead to an addiction of authors and their books.)


Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE.

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, Amazon credit, and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

TREASURE MAP (list of participating authors)

  1. Cindy Ray Hale
  2. Katherine Bogle
  3. Melle Amade
  4. David Kudler
  5. A.M. Yates
  6. Alethea Kontis
  7. Stevie Rae Causey
  8. Katlyn Duncan
  9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
  10. Meredith Efken  
  11. Meredith Rose
  12. Lara Ann  
  13. K.M. Robinson
  14. J.A. Culican
  15. Heather Karn
  16. Rob L. Slater
  17. Dylan Keefer
  18. Sarah K. Wilson  
  19. L.J. Higgins
  20. Gina Marie Long 
  21. Em Kazmierski
  22. Travis Hall
  23. Heather Young-Nichols
  24. Anna Santos
  25. J.L. Weil  
  26. Jo Schneider 
  27. Rebecca Fernfield
  28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
  29. Martine Lewis 
  30. Tara Benham
  31. Stacy Claflin
  32. Beth Hammond
  33. Erica Monroe Cope
  34. Nicole Zoltack
  35. Char Webster
  36. Sabrina Ramoth
  37. T.J. Muir
  38. Raquel Lyon
  39. Beth Rodgers
  40. S.L. Beaumont
  41. Eva Pohler
  42. Melanie McFarlane
  43. Cheryllynn Dyess
  44. Audrey Rich
  45. Amanda Zieba
  46. Sandie Will
  47. Elle Scott
  48. Angie Grigaliunas
  49. Ashley Maker 
  50. Mandy Peterson
  51. Audrey Grey
  52. Elisa Dane  
  53. Amy McNulty
  54. Melinda Cordell
  55. Monica Leonelle
  56. Claire Luana
  57. Frost Kay
  58. Preeti C. Sharma
  59. Bentz Deyo 
  60. April Wood
  61. Lena Mae Hill
  62. Angel Leya
  63. Wendi Wilson
  64. Wendy Knight
  65. Chogan Swan
  66. Tamara Hart Heiner
  67. Norma Hinkens
  68. Patti Larsen
  69. Megan Crewe  
  70. Jamie Thornton
  71. Jessie Renée
  72. T.A. Maclagan  
  73. Lydia Sherrer
  74. Phyllis Moore
  75. P.D. Workman
  76. J.A. Armitage
  77. K.N. Lee
  78. Angela Fristoe
  79. Rhonda Sermon
  80. G.K. DeRosa 
  81. Erin Richards
  82. Ali Winters
  83. Larissa C. Hardesty
  84. Kristine Tate
  85. Debra Kristi
  86. Bella Rose 
  87. Cortney Pearson
  88. Jeff Kohanek
  89. Kristal Shaff
  90. Rachel Morgan  
  91. Emma Right
  92. C.L. Cannon
  93. Joanne Macgregor
  94. Lindsey Loucks
  95. Farah Kuck
  96. Erin Hayes
  97. Jesikah Sundin
  98. Dorothy Dreyer
  99. Danielle Annett
  100. C.J. Ethington
  101. L.C. Hibbett 
  102. Madeline Dyer
  103. Katie John
  104. Nicole Schubert  
  105. Rachel Medhurst 
  106. Tee G Ayer  
  107. May Freighter 
  108. Heather Dyer
  109. Jen Minkman  
  110. J.L. Gillham
  111. Karen Tomlinson
  112. Kate Haye
  113. Tom Shutt
  114. Martina Billings
  115. Jo Ho
  116. Brian King
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson  
  120. J.L. Hendricks 
  121. A.L. Knorr  
  122. T.M. Franklin  
  123. Konstanz Silverbow
  124. Felisha Antonette
  125. Jake Devlin
  126. S.F. Benson
  127. Laurie Treacy
  128. Emily Martha Sorensen 
  129. Leia Stone
  130. T. Rae Mitchell
  131. J. Keller Ford
  132. Kat Stiles
  133. Jessica Hawke
  134. Elyse Reyes
  135. Sophie Davis
  136. Bianca Scardoni
  137. Jenetta Penner
  138. David R. Bernstein
  139. Olivia Wildenstein
  140. Derek Murphy
 For rules, updates or troubleshooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.



We’re set for June 1st!  All you have to do is show up that day, get the keyword from each author and find your story to enter for the grand prize.  Be sure to enter to win prizes at each author stop on the hunt.  A couple items I’m giving away are T-shirts, eBooks,  and print books.  Some of the books will be mine, some are from other YA romance authors.

Join Sally’s Insider Email Notes … punch in your name and email address and tap the PUSH ME button.  You’ll find fun facts, new releases, discounted and free books, AND sneak-peeks in my notes to you.

Indie Book Connect Features Summer’s End for Book Box

Sally Henson
April 1, 2017

Summer’s End will be featured in Indie Book Connect’s monthly book box!

Sally Henson joins forces with Indie Book Connect.

Book lover, send yourself a surprise gift every month with Indie Book Connect’s book box.  I love to come home and see that beautiful box, tattered and marked up, waiting for me to scoop it up and run into the house.  The groceries can wait.  I grab my scissors and slice through the tape with the care and precision of a scalpel.    My chest swells.  I moisten my lips and gently unfold the flaps.  Breathe, I forgot to breathe.  I peek over the top and gasp with delight.  My eyes dart around the room to make sure no one is here to see my gem.  Air whooshes out my lungs and across my lips.  I swallow and savor the thrill of anticipation dancing beneath my sternum.  I can’t, not yet.  The groceries, the milk, there’s no time to enjoy.  So I force myself to hide the gorgeous torn up box in my closet.

I love to come home and see this beautiful box, tattered and marked up, waiting for me to scoop it up and run into the house.  The groceries can wait.  I grab my scissors and slice through the tape with the care and precision of a scalpel.    My chest swells.  I moisten my lips and gently unfold the flaps.  Breathe, I forgot to breathe.  I peek over the top and gasp with delight.  My eyes dart around the room to make sure no one is here to see my gem.  I’m not ready to share it.  Air whooshes out my lungs and across my lips.  I swallow and savor the moment as the thrill of anticipation dances beneath my sternum.  I can’t do it, not yet.  Homework, groceries there’s no time to enjoy such a gift.  So I force myself to hide the gorgeous torn up box in my closet.

Later, after the chores of the evening are complete, I lift my prize out of the closet and hide in the bathroom to unravel what I began earlier.  The thrill of waiting has me on the edge of the tub.  My mouth feels like I’ve been out in the desert heat all day.  I peer inside the box and pull out another beautifully wrapped present.  Slow and steady, I unfold the flap.  My pulse races through my veins and my breath quickens.  Angels sing and a bright light fills my eyes.  Books and candles, and bookmarks, Oh my!

This is only a glimpse of how it feels, what it’s like to receive your Indie Book Connect box of goodies!  You can get your book box HERE!