Thursday, October 31, 2013

Eek! Creepy! Spooky and More for Happy Halloween

Now this little darling is just too cute :-)

Yep, it's that day. Happy Halloween!
And on this day, kiddos will be trick or treating (fewer tricks the better). Candy will be shoveled out by the bucket loads and dentists just may be smiling a little - or not :-)

I want to thank all the those who participated. Your posts were unique, fun, interesting, intriguing and enlightening. I enjoyed them all. Now to the winners:

Participant winner: Michael Di Gesu (winner of Neverlove and They All Fall Down ebooks)
Commentor winner: Candilynn Fite (winner of Neverlove and They All Fall Down mouse pad)
please contact me at tomewriter @ gmail dot com so I can make sure you receive your prizes promptly.

Don't forget to visit these blogs where Neverlove and/or They All Fall Down will be making appearances. Here are today's stops:

-My Beautiful NiteMare
-Hot Off the Shelves
-Pete de violet
-Mean Girls Luv Books
-Romance Novels in Color

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Calling From the Great Beyond

Here are today's blog stops:
*cue spooky owl hoots, ghost moans and rattling of chains*
Today's the day my friends of fright, tricks and creepy treats. It is the day for our participants to write a post about a famous deceased author or celebrity they'd like to contact:

For example: I would like to have a moment to sit down and talk with Mary Shelley. I'd like to hear straight from her lips, though they may be ridiculously decayed, what her inspiration was for writing Frankenstein. There are so many shallow and deeper levels of interpretation regarding the man creating his monster in such a mad scientist way...and then the treatment of the monster afterwards. I'm rather curious.

To read who others would like to conjure up from the land of the dead, hop around. And don't forget to comment. There be prizes :-)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Low Star Review Reaction

If you're a reader - which I hope is any and every person stopping by today - then you know a little something about reviews. Sometimes, the reviews aren't exactly great. And well, I don't have all that many reviews for my first novel, Neverlove. The ones I've gotten have mostly been 4's and 5's with a couple of 3's. And now...
I have  2.5 on there.
I always hoped I'd have a decent reaction when (not if) I got a less than pleasing review. And you know what, instead of ignoring it...I read it.
And I'm just fine.
Sure, I was a little disappointed that reality had to finally land and pass along a low rate, but the reviewer was honest, forthright and kind in sharing why the story didn't work for them.
And for that, I thank them.
Because when we ask for honest reviews, sometimes we don't mean it.
I do, even if there's a little sting :-)
So to any and all that have reviewed Neverlove or They All Fall Down or plan on reviewing either/both stories - Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and the top and both sides too lol!!!

Now, onward with the tour. Here are some additional stops to check out:
-A Diary Of A book Addict
-Share My Destiny 
-Busymomof3

Have you received a low star review or written a review of less than 2 stars? What are your thoughts on low start reviews?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Catching Up

Hey my bloggy peeps!

It's been a very busy month, from releasing They All Fall Down, IRC then to all the wonderful books released and covers shared.

As some of you recall, I reached out to and am pleased to have Xpresso Tours organize a tour for They All Fall Down. Gwen and I had a blast with the blog blitz we did earlier in the month so I'm glad to have They All Fall Down making the rounds to additional blog stops. Here is where the book will be today:
October 28th
-Booky Thoughts and Me
-Escape Into A Book
-Not Everyone’s Mama 
-purpinkrosesbookcorner

And as for IRC (Indie Romance Convention), I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had, well, all us authors and readers rather.

Here is the basket I put together for an auction we did. It has swag, tiger lilies and Twizzler bites (if you read Neverlove, you may know what those two come from), and I was blessed with additional books by other YA romance authors to stuff into the basket.
I participated on the Let's Talk About Sex panel with a variety of talented authors.
Sitting: Me (Angela Brown), Kym Grosso, Hallee Bridgman
Standing: Lori Brighton, Annabel Jospeh, Kallypso Masters, Donna McDonald

And I did my first ever book signing :-)
Now, as Halloween nears, don't forget about The Great Beyond fun Tara Tyler, Roland Yeomans, Gwen Gardner and I will have in store. Click here for deets but be on the look out for any possible updates :-)

Speaking of Halloween, what do you have in store? Any plans of creepy decorations, gathering of lots of candy to shovel out to the ghouls and goblins that stop by for a Trick or Treat or maybe a party to have a blast at?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Who's Your Hero?

The release of the novel Saving Sam by J.L. Campbell has been timed to coincide with National Heroes’ Day celebrations in Jamaica. Sam, the protagonist finds a hero—or heroine if you like—in his aunt and the mission of this blogfest is to write a maximum of 300 words about someone who has been a source of inspiration. So, Who’s Your Hero?

J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican and an award-winning writer, who is always on the lookout for story-making material.
She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the author of Contraband, Christine's Odyssey, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Giving up the Dream, Kicked to the Kerb, Retribution and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).

She blogs at http://www.joylcampbell.com Feel free to connect with her on Facebook or Twitter or visit her Amazon author page.

***So who is MY hero/heroine***: I'd normally answer something like this with my mother. She expressed, through actions and words, the importance of getting up, getting out and doing better for yourself and those you love one struggling step at a time. But I'd like to spotlight Mrs. Evans, my fourth grade teacher. She was a beautiful woman, soft-spoken at times but knew how to work the volume levels when needed. She identified the reading geek in me, encouraged it to the point that I spent most of my day with my fourth grade class except for reading comprehension, which me a couple of other students spent with a fifth grade class. And she made it a point to make sure I didn't feel like an exception to the stereotypes that lingered - and still do linger and get lived down to much too often - about projects kids, but that my love of reading made me exceptional. Only in recent years have I been able to appreciate that slight differentiation.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What do YOU know about Speculative Fiction Author Ellie Garratt?

Ten Things You May Not Know About Ellie Garratt

Thank you for hosting me, Angela. I'm sending a virtual *hug* your way.
*Hugs back atcha, Ellie!

As a writer, I love having the opportunity to interview fellow writers. I also love it when writers share a little something about themselves outside of their writing life. It takes them from the one-dimensional to the two-dimensional. You get to learn more about what makes them tick. So, today I thought I'd share a few about myself you might not know.

1. I share my birth surname with one of the most famous writers in the world. We also like writing in the same genre.

2. The first story I ever wrote was about an intergalactic Hoover man who cleared space debris. Needless to say, it sucked.

3. William Shatner met me once.

4. I'm an obsessive list writer. It's my top way to procrastinate.

5. I have a crush on Professor Brian Cox, who I think is a modern day Carl Sagan.

6. The first book I fell in love with was The Tales of Olga Da Polga by Michael Bond.

7. I still use Word 2003. I’ve never been able to get on with any later editions.

8. I detest jelly, pineapple, and orange squash.

9. I wrote my first novel on a Brother word processor over 15 years ago. Each chapter took up an entire floppy disc.

10. I wish I had known I wanted to be a writer 20 years ago.
  
So, can you guess which famous author I once shared a surname with? Do you share anything in common with me?


Taking Time and Other Science Fiction Stories

A collection of dark science fiction stories that transport you to different times and worlds, where terror takes hold of your soul and not everything is as it first appears to be.

The future of humanity must be decided in Next Phase. Winning the Planetary Lottery is not as lucky as it first seems in Schrodinger's Gamble. An apocalypse and its aftermath threaten to tear one couple apart in Daiker's Children. In Life As I Know It a reclusive man finds both his heart and home invaded during an alien harvest. In Taking Time a vampire seeking shelter on a distant planet finds himself facing a very different kind of demon, after answering a frontier settlement's plea for help.

Stories range from flash fiction to novelette in length.
  
Book Links

  
The Author 

Ellie Garratt is a science fiction and horror writer. She is a reader, writer, blogger, Trekkie, and would happily die to be an extra in The Walking Dead. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online. Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the Strange and Macabre and Taking Time and Other Science Fiction Stories are now available on Kindle.

In early 2014, she will be launching a series of dark science fiction novellas called The Dead Chronicles.


You can find Ellie at: Amazon / Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter Website

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fall into Fantasy, Really, Trip, Stumble and Fall

Once you land, you'll find yourself amid a mega giveaway that is just so spectacular, I'm very humbled to be a part of it. Click here for the deets.

Here are some of the titles you have a chance of getting your hands on. It's just...so STOKING!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Almost Matched Cover Reveal

It's going to be a busy week in Publishness-land. Getting things started with a wonderful cover reveal is my YA Ninja writing bud A. O. Peart :-)

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(You can click on the images to view them in a bigger size)
 
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This novella is approximately 39k words. It is scheduled for publication on November 8, 2013. The cover was designed by Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hideaway with Rena and Wallace as the Mark of NexusTour Hits Publishness Ave.

Click for tour page and schedule
I'm so stoked to have the Mark of Nexus crew take a pause at my humble blogspot. Carrie Butler's done a fantastic job with these stories and I'm glad to share a hideaway tidbit about Rena and Wallace.


Top 10 Hideaways for Rena and Wallace
These locations are symbolic of bonding scenes in the first two books of the Mark of Nexus series. If you haven’t read STRENGTH or COURAGE... well, you’ll just have to use your imagination as to what happened there. ;)

10. The laundry room in Reid Hall
9. Wallace’s truck
8. The floor of Rena’s dorm room
7. An unidentified state park
6. A hotel bed
5. Wallace’s shower
4. Under the staircase in Foster Hall
3. Wallace’s truck bed
2. Behind the Student Union
1. Against a little yellow house...

P.S. None of these were sex scenes. Get your minds out of the gutter. ;)

Now, about the books. Strength is out now!


Title: Strength
Author: Carrie Butler
Series: Mark of Nexus #1
Publication: September 16th, 2013 (First publication: March 7th, 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing)
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a man—except he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.





Title: Courage
Author: Carrie Butler
Series: Mark of Nexus #2
Expected publication: October 15th, 2013
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)

Rena Collins never thought she’d long for the past—back when affection from Wallace, her freakishly strong boyfriend, was the most dangerous aspect of her life. But now that the human-altering organization known as ERA has gone on the offensive, nothing is safe. Her bloodline is exposed, her relationships torn apart, and just when it seems like things can’t get any worse, ERA ups the ante. To save mankind from forced evolution, Rena will have to mend her broken ties and form a resistance... hand-in-hand with the one she hurt most.

About Carrie
Carrie Butler daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams.



Her passion for New Adult fiction led her to co-found NA Alley—a widely recognized informational hub for the category. She is the author of STRENGTH (Mark of Nexus #1) and COURAGE (Mark of Nexus #2).

And her hangouts

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | YouTube | Goodreads

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Friday, October 18, 2013

We All Need Somebody to Lean On

Because I've started my publishing journey on the Indie road, I can truthfully say that sometimes, it can be hard to take the journey alone. I've been blessed to have my Partner in ParanormYA, Gwen Gardner. It can be helpful to have someone to lean on when it comes to doing more than writing the story. Today, Jessica Winn is stopping by to share about an option many authors turn to but she's giving some pros and cons for your "thinking" purposes. After all, it's great getting information and making up your own mind.

Pros and Cons of Author Services Firms


It takes a lot of work from writing the book, getting it published and attracting the attention from the outside world. Sometimes even authors who go the traditional route need to hire outside assistance with their book simply because some of the bigger houses don’t have the people or time to help the author with publicity. Self published authors are even more on their own. That’s why a good author service firm can help.


Like most things, there’s both good and bad with hiring an author service firm. Today, I’m hoping this post will help highlight both the pros and cons of hiring an author service firm and help authors figure out if they need one or not.


Cons
Money: Books are an investment, both in time and in money. Before settling on a service company, authors should compare the cost they are charging for packages (and what those packages come with), and talk to a representative.


Predatory Firms: Unfortunately, there are a lot of services that know there are authors out there who need help and try to take advantage of them. Because of so many dishonest services authors need to be very careful about who they choose and trust. Some firms will try and get authors to keep signing up for services they either can’t afford, or worse, don’t need. This is why it’s so important for authors to talk with a rep before signing on the dotted line. If going with a particular author service company doesn’t feel right, keep looking. Believe it or not, there are a few out there that want to really help authors, not take their money and run.


Criticism: Some of the services that authors can sign up (for example: branding or editing) for can open them up to criticism. When signing up for services like this, authors should keep in mind that they might hear things that they don’t want to change, so keeping an open mind and thick skin is important. Ultimately, with a good company, the criticism is meant to help the author, not offend them. Authors need to know if they’re ready to hear constructive criticism before they sign up for it, otherwise it might end up being a waste.


Pros
Specific Help: Depending on if the author is self published or traditional will help determine the types of services they need. Typically, publicity and marketing are what traditionally published authors are looking for assistance with. Self published authors might need this too, but they usually need other packages as well.


Because self published authors are on their own, finding editors, cover and layout designers, picking a publication plan, marketing and publicity are all things they need to deal with themselves. If authors haven’t done this before, or know people who can help, this can be very daunting and difficult. A good author service company can usually help with a lot of these things.


Traditional authors might need help from an author service company if their publisher doesn’t have the time or money to invest in the book’s publicity, marketing and branding of the author, or if they’d like to go above and beyond what a normal publisher offers.


Not All Alone: The best part about author service companies is the fact that the author isn’t doing it all on their own anymore. Having to figure everything out can feel overwhelming. Author services can help relieve that, especially for those who have no clue where to start. Having someone to turn to can be a huge relief.


Professional Help: Getting help from people who have done it before is one of the best things about author service companies. They know what they’re doing and know how to help those who are a loss of ‘what’s next.’


Not for Everyone:
Not everyone needs help from author service companies either, and that’s ok. Some authors know someone who can create a cover for them for free or at little cost, or they know how to do it themselves. Other authors might have connections with someone who is an excellent editor or expert in some other field. But for those who don’t have such connections, a trustworthy and good author service company can be a lifesaver.


Either way, an author’s business is their book and they should do all they can to make sure it is as professional as it can be before they release it to the world. The good news is there are options and going with an author service company is one of them.



Bio: Jessica Winn is a freelance publicist supported by Cunning Relations, a consultation firm specialized in the book industry. Jessica graduated from Utah State University in 2011 with a bachelors in Journalism. Since then she has worked as a public relations specialist for a technology company and as a publicist for Jolly Fish Press. Jessica is also a member of the League of Utah Writers and is currently working on her own novel.


You can contact Jessica on Twitter at @JessWinn26 or through email: jessica.winn@jollyfishpress.com.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

When and Where Would I Go via Butterman (Time) Travel Inc. - Cover Reveal

It is so wonderful to participate in the reveal for PK Hrezo's fantastic cover. And here it is!
Launching 11-12-13
Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated
We are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.
Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?
You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply
Conference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.
We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands. 

***I adore this cover!***

So now that you've seen this awesome cover, let me share a bit about where and when I'd have Butterman arrange for me to journey to. It would be back in time to ninth grade. That's when I took my first ever plane ride. I was so scared and my ears popped like mad but I learned to deal. I took a trip to Chicago to a mock United Nations where students attended from all over the U.S. Man, were their some HOTTIES at the hotel we were all staying at. I got invited to a party but didn't go because I knew it was the right thing to do. A little part of me wouldn't mind going back to get the kiss that that this guy wanted to give me at the party lol!!!

About the author
PK Hrezo is a native Floridian whose life could easily be a Jimmy Buffet song. She shares her home with her firefighter husband and their two children. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she loves more than traveling, are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss. 
 
She blogs regularly at PK HREZO: Fearless Fiction
Twitter:  @pkhrezo | Facebook Website

Monday, October 14, 2013

HOMECOMING ARC Tour

As many of you who've visited my blog know, I'm not big on giving stars, winks, nods or cosmic slams when it comes to my story reviews. But if I had to give a ranking for today's story, it would be a 5 of 5:
*Sit
*And
*Read
*This
*NOW!

The story I'm talking about is by the fantastic author Cecilia Robert
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Book Title: Homecoming (A Cloaked Devices Short Story)
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance with fantasy and steam punk elements
Release date:  October 25th, 2013

Description:
Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanctuary.
Five years ago, panther shifter Levian Grayson was abandoned on the bonding bed by his bride, Sera. After years of tracking her, he arrives in Varselles, intent on staking his claim on her once and for all, even if it means hauling her over his shoulder just to make sure that happens.
Sera has always known her homecoming would eventually catch up with her one day. The one thing she can’t bear to do is hurt Levian, which will happen as soon as he finds out the reason she left him. Is she ready to take that path? Most of all, will Levian still want her when the truth comes out?
**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content

My thoughts: Yes, sit down and read this now. Well, when you can get it because I turned the pages and read hungrily despite the passing time. I'm sure I fed my daughter at some point because she didn't crawl in my bed to tell me she was starving. But I loved this story.
And...I really enjoyed Levian. Here's a teaser from him:


This story is NOT to be missed. I'm already ready for the next installment in this series!!

Learn a little about the author:
I write YA, NA and Adult. My motto: Passion rules. I enjoy writing stories about people finding love in the most unexpected of places,and also about people finding their true purpose in life coupled with adventurous journeys, whether it's urban, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary or paranormal romance. There's always a happy ever after, no matter how long it takes for the characters to get there. When I'm not working in my full time job, I don my supermom cape, or in most cases find myself trapped between the pages of a book in search for a hero who'll make me swoon with just a look or a word. My favourite form of therapy is knitting. Best. Therapy. Ever

You can stalk - er - visit her with the help of these wonderful links:
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Cece_Writes

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Hijacked by...Craze

My name is Craze, and I live on the Edge, the frontier of the Backworlds. I was raised on a moon of Elstwhere among my people, the Verkinns — a race of genetically modified humans. None of us knows what we were modified for anymore, but my kin are greedy and mercenary. It’s all about status and coin. Until they kicked me out.

My own father did it. Threw a couple of shirts and chips at me and told me to get out. Not just out of the house, but off the planet.

I lucked out when I met the aviarmen, Talos and Lepsi, on the transport over to Elstwhere. Together we traveled the Edge and found a new home on Pardeep Station. For three years, it produced nothing but dust. Fortune called in the guise of our enemy, the Fo’wo’s, and Pardeep has started to boom. I groom it and nurture it. I will see it rise to be the greatest Backworld and make my father sorry.

That used to be my dream. I’m not so sure anymore. This adventure to find Lepsi, who disappeared over two years ago, has changed everything. I know who the Verkinns were engineered to be. I know that humans aren’t the only occupants in the galaxy. What I don’t know is what this means for my future.



Beyond the Edge

Some truths are better left unfound.

For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship might be a message and may mean his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to travel to uncharted worlds, searching. Out there, in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy beyond the Backworlds, they stumble upon a terrible truth.

Meanwhile, Rainly remains on Pardeep Station as acting planetlord, dealing with the discovery of her lover’s dark and brutal past. Alone and questioning her judgment, her introspection unlocks more than heartache. Latent protocols in her cybernetics activate, forcing her to face a sinister secret of her own.

In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendents to survive in a harsh universe. This is the fourth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.

  
M. Pax-- Inspiring the words she writes, she spends her summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory in stunning Central Oregon where she lives with the Husband Unit and two demanding cats. She writes science fiction and fantasy mostly. You can find out more by visiting her at: Website / FB / Twitter / Goodreads / Pinterest / Wattpad

Monday, October 7, 2013

It's an ESCALATION Reveal

It is always a pleasure to have Stephen Tremp stop by with his latest and greatest in sci-fi fun reading adventure. Today, I'm excited to reveal the cover for ESCALATION.

Drum roll please......

*cue drum roll from cute collegiate drum line member*

And here it is...
Escalation Synopsis:
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones” - Albert Einstein

In Escalation, the final installment to Stephen Tremp’s Breakthrough Trilogy, a seemingly innocent discovery in Einstein-Rosen Bridges, or wormholes, becomes a Pandora’s Box—opening doors to other unexpected and unpredictable realities such as parallel universes, time/space travel, and an evil hitchhiker from another dimension.

Chase Manhattan has survived attempts on his life from numerous sources in his effort to destroy the technology. But he is far from safe. Now Chase and his comrades must not only break world renowned physicist Professor Nicholas Fischer out of prison a second time, but also smuggle him across hostile borders in Europe and the Middle East to prevent events threatening to spiral into World War III.

At stake: an end to Western civilization as we know it. The result: an epic clash where science and the supernatural take center stage, vying for mankind’s destiny. The setting is global as the world divides into an East vs. West climactic battle. The action is swift, adrenaline-charged, and non-stop. Unending twists and turns will keep the reader turning pages and wanting more.
Together, Breakthrough, Opening, and Escalation follow the lives of the unlikely participants from innocence to a coming of age through sacrifice, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, and hope. Escalation will appeal to fans of modern-day science fiction, action, and horror.

Expected release: end of October 2013

Yeah, this story definitely has my attention.

What would you do if you found you had the ability to manipulate time and space?

Friday, October 4, 2013

Partners in ParanormYA Write On

It's true. Today is the last day of the the Partners in ParanormYA blog blitz tour. Gwen and I (and the clones we're keeping shhh! about) have traveled the blogosphere hijacking some wonderful blog destinations.

Many thanks to those who hosted us thus far and those shining the spotlight today:
Alex Cavanaugh
Brinda Berry
Medeia Sharif
Elizabeth Seckman
Mina Burrows

So many hugs all over the place, like a hug-a-palooza. I'm sad to see it come to an end but the Partners in ParanormYA will write on and you'll see me or Gwen around some blog, some post, talking about writing life.

And...

I may be a bit occupied since I'll be doing the Indie RomCon thing. Let's have some fun!!!

Next week I'll be doing so Spotlight Shining of my own so please be sure to come back and see the authors sharing great writing news and be inspired :-)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Shut Eye for the Wild Mind

I apologize for getting today's post up much later than normal. I didn't feel so hot around the time I'd set aside to get my post done and figured I better get my busy mind and confused body in bed for a little extra rest. I say confused because my body obviously isn't interpreting all my jittery nerves and excitement the right way.

Why all the excitement?

Well, because Gwen and I are on day 3 of our Partners in ParanormYA book blitz tour celebrating the release of our sequels A Guilty Ghost Surprised and They All Fall Down. Today we're stopping by:
Christine Rains
E.J. Wesley
C.M. Brown
Jessa Russo

And...

Indie RomCon is tomorrow! YAY!!!
I can't wait to meet other attending authors and readers and vendors and just have an all around blast.

Yes, I'm excited...well, maybe just a little lol!!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Too Many Mind, So Little Time. I Sorta Rhymed :-)

It is the first Wednesday of the month. Time for IWSG. For deets on how it works and the list of ubercool blogs to check out, go here.

The Last Samurai has some interesting quotes. One scene involves Tom Cruise's character getting schooled by the cute young samurai telling him he had "too many mind." I don't think it's "minds," well, just roll with me. That is where I see myself, except my too many mind is a mind for an MG story between a boy and his grandpa, a mind for a post-apoc dome style story that's been lingering in my head for nearly two years and getting very loud, a mind for a couple of new adult contemporaries.

Too many mind. Not enough time.

But I'm hoping things will improve in due time to allow for more time to give voice to my too many mind.


Blitzing is still in full effect. Make sure to check out where our clones are headed today:
J. L. Campbell
Meradeth Houston
Angela Orlowski-Peart
JC Martin
Rachel Morgan

AND...

You can't miss out on being a part of a great blog hop. It's called...
From the Great Beyond Blog Hop
Tara, Gwen, Roland and I are ready to celebrate the Halloween Holiday with a Seance
*cue spooky music*
Sign up below, and on October 30 write a post about a famous deceased author or celebrity you'd like to contact in our seance! Why did you choose? And what would you like to say? We will haunt your blogs, reading about your choices, then the spirits will select winners to be announced on October 31. The prizes will be frightfully good, including copies of our books and more! We hope you will join us for a ghostly good time!