Cinder and Ella!

If you read this blog often (or as often as I write it, which I know is not often) you probably know by now that I love Kelly Oram, specifically her book Cinder and Ella.  I love all her books that I’ve read, but I LOVE Cinder and Ella.  And now, Cinder and Ella is getting a new cover!  And, there’s a secret surprise inside!  Okay, well, so it’s not quite inside.  But still, it’s awesome.  There’s going to be a sequel!  That’s right, there is going to be a Cinder and Ella sequel.  It is a full length novel titled Happily Ever After and it releases this Valentine’s Day!  February 14, 2017!  Okay, I know, I know.  That’s a lot of exclamation marks, but come on.  How can I not be excited?  So, without further ado, here’s the information, provided by the woman herself, Kelly Oram.


Exciting CINDER & ELLA news + Giveaway!

Exactly two years ago, a little book titled Cinder & Ella made its way onto Amazon. And then it exploded, making it’s way to # 1 on Amazon in all of its categories and even hitting the top 20 on all of Amazon. (Way to go Cinder & Ella!)

And nearly every day of the two years since its release, author Kelly Oram has received requests for an epilogue or a short story or something–anything–that would give readers more of their beloved Brian (aka Cinder) & Ella.

It may have taken 2 years, but Kelly has finally decided to grant all of those requests, which means:

Cinder & Ella is getting a SEQUEL!!


That’s right people, there’s a whole second book coming! But that’s not all. Not only has the book been announced, it’s less than 5 months away, and today we’re revealing the cover and blurb!

Along with this cover reveal the first book, Cinder & Ella, is also getting a new look. They’ve redesigned the cover to match the sequel.










Title: Cinder & Ella
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
Pages: 312



Written by the inestimable Kelly Oram, Cinder & Ella is a contemporary Cinderella re-telling set in present day Hollywood.

4.8 out of 5 stars with over 1,500 reviews on Amazon!




Summary: What would you do if your anonymous Internet best friend turned out to be Hollywood’s hottest celebrity?

Cinder458: Your blogaversary is coming up, right?
EllaTheRealHero: Do all those Hollywood friends of yours know you use words like blogaversary?
Cinder458: Of course not. I need your address. Got you a blogaversary present.

Cinder got me a gift?
My heart flipped.
Not that I was in love with my Internet best friend or anything. That would be utterly ridiculous. The boy was cocky and stubborn and argued with everything I said just to be infuriating. He also had lots of money, dated models—which meant he had to be hot—and was a closet book nerd.
Funny, rich, hot, confident, book lover. Definitely not my type. Nope. Not at all.

It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.


Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

With a heartwarming online celebrity romance reminiscent of Jennifer E. Smith’s This Is What Happy Looks Like, bestselling young adult author Kelly Oram has struck gold with her new adult contemporary retelling of the timeless fairytale classic Cinderella.

“A story that has it all: tears, laughs, sparks and a drop-dead swoonworthy hero. Give it a while and DreamWorks will pick up this story for a movie adaption, no doubt.” Anna Katmore, Author of Play With Me & Neverland

“Both funny and heart-wrenching, Cinder and Ella will give you all the feels. It’s the best twist on the Cinderella tale I have come across. I am not just a fan of Kelly Oram. I am an addict.” Cassie Mae, author of Switched & How To Hook A Bookworm

“Cinder & Ella is a beautiful modern-day fairytale with a great cast of characters that made me laugh and swoon. It had me staying up late at night to read just one more chapter, and at the end, I was left with a big grin on my face.” Cindi Madsen, USA Today Bestselling Author of Falling For Her Fiancé & Cinderella Screwed Me Over

If this hasn’t convinced you to check this book out, you can preview the prologue and first chapter by reading along with Kelly Oram.

And now for the moment you’re all really waiting for…


Are you ready…?


Okay…here it is!!!


hea_coverTitle: Happily Ever After
Series: Cinder & Ella #2
Author: Kelly Oram
Publisher: Bluefields
Release Date: February 14, 2017
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Summary: The end of one story is often the beginning of another. Hollywood heartthrob Brian Oliver and his Cinderella princess Ellamara Rodriguez have finally found love outside the digital world. But leaving their anonymity behind creates a whole new set of obstacles for the nation’s new favorite sweethearts. With the stress of Brian’s fame and the pressures of a new relationship weighing down on them, the It Couple quickly begins to wonder if they can hold on to their newfound joy, or if maybe happily ever after is only a fairy tale.



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KELLY_pic_2_FULL_SIZEKelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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Chosen Fool by Scarlet Dawn

I recently read an ARC of Chosen Fool by Scarlet Dawn.  Let me give you a little background information first.  This is the fourth book in the Forever Evermore series.  It is New Adult series that does feature sex, drinking, cursing, etc.


Review:  This book is unlike anything else I have ever read, even more so than the others in the series.  It still had many of the same elements of the series, but it was just… Very different.  It was an excellent book, though, one that I definitely recommend.  I read this straight, barely stopping for anything except an occasional snack break, and I think I finished it in about eight hours or so.  I stayed up until 3 AM on a school night to finish this book.  It was that good.  I highly recommend it, especially if you have already read the rest of the series.  And if you haven’t, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!  Go.  Read them.  Now!

Roanoke Author Invasion 2016

Would you like to meet me?  How about 60 other authors?  Would you like to be able to visit or party with those authors after the signing?  Then you need to attend the Roanoke Author Invasion 2016.


Roanoke Author Invasion is right around the corner! With this many authors, we are so excited to keep this a free event for readers as they meet their favorite writers and discover new ones!
Join sixty bestselling authors of contemporary and paranormal fiction and more at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Virginia on April 2, 2016 from 11pm-4pm. Signings will be split from 11-1 and 2-4p to allow a lunch break. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of books, giveaways, and more as they get the latest releases from their favorite authors and discover new voices!

Authors include several bestsellers like #1 New York Times and International Bestselling authors such as Casey Bond (writer of the award-winning Harvest Saga); Cambria Hebert (of the popular YA Hashtag Series); Rysa Walker (2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards winner for her CHRONOS Files series); and Heather Hildenbrand, whose book Imitation has been optioned for television by NBC to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

This free event is in its second year. With over 100 guests for the first year, attendance is expected to double as they travel from all over the country to visit Roanoke, VA. They will be able to meet their favorite authors and be introduced to new writers, win prizes, and take home swag. Free RAI tote bags will be given as first come, first serve, while RAI t-shirts will be available for purchase.


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In addition, all attendees are invited back to the Holiday Inn for an afterparty from 7-10PM. Hosted by Forget the Housework, I’m Reading, City and Book and Brains, Beauty, BOOKS!
Tickets will be $20 sent to via Paypal. Price includes light appetizers, goodie bag and dancing. Proceeds benefit United Through Reading.

rai party


For more information, including how to get your free ticket, a full list of exhibitors, and the chance to volunteer for the event, visit

The Libby Garrett Intervention

I have way too many posts apologizing for forgetting to post on here. I know there’s no excuse. Life just not only caught up with me, but dunked me in the ocean and tried to drown me. Not to worry, though. I have been thrown a life preserver and I am okay! Now, on to the point of this post:

The Libby Garrett Intervention! This book released October 24 and I am super late on posting my review, especially since I got an ARC to review early. Sorry Kelly Oram!!! Anyways, here it goes.


This book is kind of a spin-off of the Avery Shaw Experiment, in the idea that really, it’s a companion novel. And I loved the Avery Shaw Experiment. However, when I read it, I hated Libby as a character, so I didn’t really know what to expect from her book. I didn’t want to read it because of Libby. I wanted to read it to try to get more Avery and Grayson. I expected it to be okay, but just okay. However, I loved it. Kelly Oram made me love Libby as a character, and of course Adam is amazing. This book was funny, but it deals with some tough issues too, specifically self-image and unhealthy behaviors, such as addictions (even if those addictions aren’t to drugs or alcohol). In all, this is a great book and I am lucky to have gotten to read it. So go and enjoy it!


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Timekeeper Falling Cover and Blurb Reveal!

It’s time! Are you ready to see Timekeeper Falling’s cover and read the blurb? Get ready, get set… Go!

Timekeeper Falling’s Offical Blurb: One day changed everything. Once, Iris Ankea lived a normal, relatively safe life. Now she’s on the run, hiding from a virtually unstoppable group of fallen angels intent on murdering her solely for her birthright as the Timekeeper, the only person powerful enough to defeat them. She must garner support and build an army, preparing for the battle to save, or end, the world, all while trying to stay hidden and alive. Danger lurks in every shadow, but the biggest danger of all may be to her heart. Can Iris Ankea save the world and survive the battle prophesized to kill her, or will Sage Atroxé break her heart and end her life?

Release Date: December 1, 2015
Book 1:

Note: Timekeeper Falling will release December 1, 2015 (in just two months!) and is the last book in the Timekeeper Duo. If you haven’t read book 1, Timekeeper Rising, now is a great time, before the second one releases!

Official Cover: