Release Blitz + Guest Post: Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert (w/ excerpt + giveaway)

Hello and good morning my lovely readers,

today’s blog post is not an April’s Fool’s prank. 😀

I want to celebrate the release day of Annabeth Albert’s Arctic Sun, the first book in her new Frozen Hearts series with you.

In celebration to this Annabeth Albert visits my blog today and shares in a guest post her favorite songs of her amazing playlist for the book she has put together. Read the post below with the great songs and get in tune. 😉

See this post for an excerpt and you get the chance to win a really cool price in the giveaway below – open internationally. Be sure to join this. 🙂

My review will follow later. 🙂 Stay tuned.

Happy reading. 🙂

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Title: Arctic Sun
Series: Frozen Hearts # 1
Author: Annabeth Albert
Genre: M/M Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: April 1, 2019 (ebook)
April 30, 2019 (print)
Publisher: Carina Press
Length: 384 pages / 95.000 words
Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.


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Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.

He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.

Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…

River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.

With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neither’s willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.

This book is approximately 95,000 words

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Guest Post

Thank you so much to one of my favorite bloggers for having me today! I so appreciate your support and your awesome, diverse blog! Today I am celebrating the release of ARCTIC SUN, my opposites-attract hurt/comfort romance. Long time readers know that I do a sound track for each book, and this one was a particular challenge because of all the feels this book dredged up. You can see the full soundtrack here.

But I want to point out a few of my favorites:

“Everybody Hurts” by REM—I don’ think you can have a hurt/comfort romance without this song on the play list. Iconic and powerful. Here, I really saw it as Griffin’s theme song as he learns that he’s not so alone.

“Battle Scars” by Paradise Fears—Another perfect hurt/comfort song, this one a little more River as he realizes that he’s not the only one with a painful past.

“Make You Feel My Love” cover from Sleeping At Last—This haunting acoustic version is totally in my head for what River wants to do for Griffin, and then later, what Griffin wants for him.

“Take on Me” 2017 acoustic version from A-ha—a fabulous hurt/comfort song and really speaks to both my heroes’ longing for someone to see past their baggage to the person needing connection beneath.

“Accidentally in Love” by Counting Crows—this one could apply to a lot of my books. “Oops! We caught feelings!” But it really works here because the last thing either wants is to fall in love. They actively work against it, in fact. But it happens anyway.

“I can’t make you love me” cover by Kurt Hugo Schneider—gorgeous cover of a gorgeous song, one that really speaks to both heroes here.

“How to Save a Life” by The Fray—absolutely iconic hurt/comfort playlist stable, this one was on repeat the whole last third of the book for me.

Thank you so much for having me! I hope you check out the playlist and the book both!

Thank you, Annabeth for visiting today and the terrific playlist.

(And thank you for the nice words in the beginning *blushes* ❤ )


They headed back to the van, most of the group more cheerful than they’d been prior to Griffin’s big idea, but River’s stooped shoulders and heavy sighs said he was sulking. Fine. He’d just have to deal. Griffin had a dual responsibility to show him a good time but also keep him alive. Before he got in the van, River took a long drink from his water bottle, and Griffin didn’t look away fast enough, instead finding himself mesmerized by the long line of River’s neck. Forget the wildlife. Griffin wanted a picture of that, those full lips wrapped around the bottle’s spout, head tipped back, eyes half shut…

Shaking his head, he forced himself to walk around to the driver’s side. He could not let himself get caught up in River’s spell for so many reasons including that the guy clearly wanted to court disaster. There was no sense in getting wrapped up in wanting someone who was a walking danger sign. Griffin had had enough risk and danger to last a lifetime. Wasn’t going there again.

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Author bio  – Annabeth Albert

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance series include the #OutOfUniform, #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat, #RainbowCove and #PerfectHarmony series.

To find out what she’s working on next and other fun extras, check out her website: or connect with Annabeth on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify! Also, be sure to sign up for her newsletter for free ficlets, bonus reads, and contests. The fan group, Annabeth’s Angels, on Facebook is also a great place for bonus content and exclusive contests.

Author links / get in contact
Website / Blog
Newsletter / Mailing List
Facebook Private Profile
Facebookgroup Annabeth’s Angels


There is a giveaway to win 1 of 2 paperback copies of Arctic Sun + a fun-filled swag pack! Must be 18 to enter and win, open internationally.

Your chance to win *click*

Please note: the giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Mikku-chan / A World full of Words.

Blogtour and release blitz hosted by/through A Novel Take PR


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