Hi friends!

I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by! Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams trilogy) is coming out THIS TUESDAY! EEK! That is just 3 days away!!!!!!

Don’t forget that there will be an online release party on my author page (https://www.facebook.com/annaapplegateauthor). Be online at 8:00 pm EST on Tuesday, June 25th and join me. Just like a post I put up during the release party or comment and your name will be entered into drawings for some giveaways. What are the prizes, you ask? 5 free e-copies of Protected will be given away AND 2-$20 Amazon gift cards, as well!! Exciting stuff 🙂 So be on my author page and join in the fun!

I also mentioned earlier that I would do one final teaser for you to get you excited. I hope this does the trick. My Mom read the book and won’t stop telling me that she is “Team Riley.” I don’t know if you’ll be on a “team” or not when you read this but I haven’t really done a Riley teaser so…here you go!


“I’m stealing your date for a minute.” Riley smiled over at James, who just nodded. “Ariya, you have to stop looking so good all the time. You really make it hard on a guy.”

He winked at me. His bad mood from earlier today seemed to have vanished completely, for which I was grateful. Caroline was right, it must have been stress from getting everything for the party together.

“How much have you had to drink already, Bullwinkle?” I shoved out of his arms.

“Can’t I give you a compliment without you thinking I’m drunk?”

“No,” I laughed. “I have to get back to my date, you know, the one you actually approve of.”

“I don’t know if I approve of breaking and entering. He’d better be careful with you.”

He stopped and took my chin in his hand, as if inspecting me. Then he turned my cheek, while still holding my chin, and gave me a peck. Whoa, stomach drop. What on earth was that about and what was wrong with me to react like that?


Hope to hear from you all Tuesday!! 🙂