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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Changing Face of Blogger

In my Blogger feed that shows all the lovely blogs I follow, I've been noticing an interesting trend lately. More and more writers and bloggers are blogging less and less. And they're visiting other blogs less and less as well. It's sad because I miss my old friends. But, I hope it means something good, that they're deeply inspired and are too busy writing.

On the flip side, I've noticed more and more book bloggers (reviewers) blogging. I love this trend because I get to read about all the great books out there and it gives me food for my muse. And also because I love book bloggers. They are the life's blood of the industry in many ways. What I don't see is a lot of comments on many of their sites. Authors, writers, I implore you, support your book bloggers, comment on their posts. They give so much back to those of us with books out. And even if you don't have one out, if you're a writer, chances are that you will someday and then you'll see that these wonderful people are worth their weight in gold. A word to the wise: For the love of sanity, always be nice, especially if it is your book. What you write online is chiseled in stone and can destroy you.

What trends are you noticing in blogs? Do you follow book bloggers/reviewers? Do you comment on their blogs?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Must Have Gift Idea #2


With the holidays right around the corner I'll be featuring must have gifts to help those of you who may need ideas. Neverlove by Angela Brown, and it blew me away. This novel just released and already it's receiving outstanding reviews, with good reason. Here is a bit about it:

For Abigail Bishop, life has reached its final low, and seventeen doesn't seem such a bad age to die.

For Basil Hines, perfection is the key to earning his parents' love, especially his mother. He never suspected sharing this thought with a friend would bring hellish results.

Abigail's rash decision, and failure to take her own life, leads her to V'Salicus Academy, a place to start anew, become a Cleanser, a guide to show lost souls the way to The Gates for Judgment. Basil ends up duty bound to hell, his soul gambled and lost to the Devourer, all for the price of a few words. As the devil's newest Harvestor, Basil must steal lost souls to feed his new master's constant craving.

In their new roles in life, love is forbidden, but when their paths cross, true love is what Abigail and Basil finally discover in each other. Can they hold tight to their love, or will duty trump all, leaving them both to a fate of Neverlove?

AmazonB&N, and for a limited time, you can order a signed paperback right from Angela! I recommend this for readers who enjoyed Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick or Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca. Some dark elements may not be suitable for younger readers.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Weekend Deals: eBooks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're all have a wonderful holiday.


Some of my fabulous author friends and I are getting together to celebrate our readers by bringing you Black Friday deals this weekend on our eBooks.

My paranormal twist on the Mayan end of days tale, The Secret Of Spruce Knoll, is going to be .99 cents for Black Friday (continuing through today also!) so if you haven't started reading the series yet, now is the perfect time. It will be .99 cents on both Amazon & B&N, tomorrow only, so be sure to grab your copy! To grab even more fantastic books at outstanding low prices, click on the links of the other participating authors below:

Details and a list of participating authors and their books on https://www.facebook.com/events/26270... or see below:

Lacrimosa, by Christine Fonseca is only .99 cents today on Amazon for Black Friday weekend! This is one of my favorite books that you don't want to miss out on. Check it out:

It’s been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job—rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza’s rule. 

As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan.

He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can’t, because he’s also the love of her former life as a human girl—a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel.

Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty—damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell—or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes.


ANGELA ORLOWSKI-PEART
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Amazon UK, clickHERE

Their choice had been taken away long before they were born.
Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world. The path of the star-crossed lovers leads only to destruction.

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards— live among humans and fit perfectly into modern life, while keeping secret societies with their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.
DIANA MURDOCK
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Amazon UK, click HERE

What 17-year-old boy wouldn’t be tempted by the promise of power and control – no matter what form that promise came in?
Seth knew exactly what he would do with power and control. He’d be well on his way to a wrestling scholarship, his dad could stop working so hard to make ends meet, and he’d forever have the heart of his girlfriend, Sandpoint High’s most beautiful girl.

For Seth, the temptation was much too strong to resist. And why should he? The way he saw it, he had everything to gain.

But when he unknowingly invites another soul to share his body, Seth discovers that not all power is good – especially when it was never his to wield. And when the soul reveals its true intentions, will Seth have the strength to fight it or would death be less painful?
JULIE CASSAR
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ANGELA BROWN
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Abigail's rash decision, and failure to take her own life, leads her to V'Salicus Academy, a place to start anew, become a Cleanser, a guide to show lost souls the way to The Gates for Judgment. Basil ends up duty bound to hell, his soul gambled and lost to the Devourer, all for the price of a few words. As the devil's newest Harvestor, Basil must steal lost souls to feed his new master's constant craving.

In their new roles in life, love is forbidden, but when their paths cross, true love is what Abigail and Basil finally discover in each other. Can they hold tight to their love, or will duty trump all, leaving them both to a fate of Neverlove?

GWEN GARDNER
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A modern day medieval village teeming with spirit activity is no place for sixteen-year-old psychic and ghost whisperer Indigo Eady. Not when all she wants is to forget about these supposed gifts. After all, when needed most, it didn’t help save her father.
After her father’s death, Indigo moves to a new town and has the chance to start over where nobody knows about her psychic abilities. Hiding her secret is easy until the ghost of Bart Bagley ruins everything by barging in and begging her to solve his murder. Tempted to ignore him, she only relents because he was the father of her new friend, Badger. That and the survivor’s guilt she feels over her own father’s death.

A murder investigation is hard enough without the disruption of interfering ghosts and a mysterious soul collector with her name topping its list. But when Indigo’s psychic abilities short-circuit, sparks start to fly in more than one direction. The resulting mishaps compromise the success of the investigation and put the budding but fragile attraction between Indigo and Badger at risk.

When the body count mounts and a suspect ends up dead, Badger becomes a “person of interest" and they must surge ahead to solve the murders before they become the next victims.
  

TIFFANY A. WHITE
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Aimee Freeman is looking forward to the start of her senior year. She knows her best friend Ella has been keeping secrets from her all summer long, but with football season right around the corner, the student trainer decides not to worry about it—they’ll have plenty of time to catch up on the field.

Then Ella goes missing, and Aimee realizes those secrets might be the key to finding her. As the case unfolds, Aimee discovers more than one person may have wanted to harm Ella. Was it Ella’s current boyfriend, a social outcast the entire city seems intent on blaming for her disappearance? Or her ex-boyfriend, the beloved star quarterback who has harassed Ella since their breakup? The list of potential suspects continues to grow after Aimee reads Ella’s journal, but she must first break her best friend’s secret code to reveal their identities.

Unbeknownst to Aimee, her investigation has not gone unnoticed. Ella’s abductor is watching and waiting. Will he decide Aimee needs to be silenced—making her the next target?

MYNDI SHAFER
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Nothing can explain to Aydan Fulbert how she survived the savage attack in the woods. Why her left eye, instead of being blinded by the injuries she'd sustained, had simply turned a shocking shade of silver. And nothing can explain the fact that she can hear the Stranger speaking in her mind - or that she can answer him back without using her mouth.
Nothing can explain it - unless he's telling the truth.

Nothing can explain the things the Stranger knows about her - things that she, until just a few hours ago, hadn't known herself: that she'd healed faster from her injuries than was humanly possible. That the cruel family she'd been raised by isn't biologically hers. That her stepfather is now hell-bent on bringing her to his own form of justice for a crime she didn't commit.

Nothing can explain it - unless he's telling the truth.

Nothing can explain why she so easily agreed to go with the Stranger. Why she didn't find the notion of another world ludicrous and impossible. Why she didn't cut and run the minute he explained where he wanted to take her.

Nothing can explain it - unless she believes he's telling the truth.

Aydan knows she's being intentionally naive. She knows her decision to follow the stranger is at best, reckless. At worst, deadly.

...unless he's telling the truth.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holiday Must Have Gift Idea #1

Okay my lovelies, I'm going to let you in on a little something special. With the holidays right around the corner I'll be featuring must have gifts to help those of you who may need ideas. And this is one you need to get in on for sure! Transcend by Christine Fonseca just released last month and Compass Press is putting out a special, limited edition, hardback at the end of this month! This novel is being hailed as "the best psychological thriller you'll read this year",  and with very good reason. It blew me away! Here are a few of the outstanding reviews that have been pouring in for it:

"Black Swan meets Phantom of the Opera in this breathe taking psychological thriller" ~Heather McCorkle, Author of To Ride A Puca (yepped, I love it so much I blurbed it!).

"...hauntingly dark and achingly beautiful..." ~ Michelle McLean, Author of Treasured Lies.

"The writing is lyrical, beautiful. The story...intense and utterly unique" ~ Ali Cross, Author of Become.

Here are the links where you can find Transcend in eBook and paperback:

Amazon, B&N

To get your hands on a copy of the special, limited edition, numbered and signed hardback click here. It will ship in time for the holidays! This is the last week you'll have a chance to order one so hurry!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

INDIE-giving Blogfest and Cover Design Giveaway

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I'm joining in on the INDIE-giving blogfest. I'm thankful for each of my friends, family, fans, and so much more. It was hard to choose a prize to give away but I finally decided to give away a cover design (up to three images can be used with this type of design). Yep, you read that right, a cover design! At a $100 value!!! If you’ve been wanting/needing a cover for a book you have planned to release, now is your chance to enter to win a personalized design that is both unique and perfectly tailored to your novel. I've designed for acclaimed and award winning authors and now I could be designing for you!

Before we get to the contest entry, don't forget to check out all the other fabulous people joining in on INDIE-giving and enter all the fun giveaways, read the great posts, and spread the cheer.

So how do you enter? Help spread the word about CP Design by filling out the easy to use Rafflecopter form below (with ready-made tweets, Facebook likes, also blogging about the contest, putting up a sidebar button on your blog, that kind of thing) and gather points for the contest.

Want to win it for a gift for someone? I will be happy to send along a nice 'certificate' to them that you can put under the tree.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

More contest details: The winner can upgrade to a premium eBook cover (up to five images can be used for this type of cover) for only $50 (normally $150) or they can upgrade to a paperback cover by paying the difference of $100 (normally it costs $200). And I’m always happy to do paperback upgrades later for the difference only.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Celebrating YA Books with a Giveaway

The fabulous author of YA sci-fi, Beth Revis is doing a giveaway worthy of her fabulousness, and just in time for the season of giving. Check this out!

One lucky winner is going to win an entire library of SIGNED YA BOOKS. That's right:
Every single book in the giveaway is SIGNED. And when Beth says library, she means library--there are nearly FIFTY books up for grabs! Wanna see the stash?

First up, you'll get a signed copy of ALL Beth's books:




To see the rest of the signed books you can win check out the link to the right, on my sidebar just below my followers. --->

And as a last special treat, if the entries for this contest hit 10,000--which I know you guys can do--I'm adding more books to the grouping, After, the dystopian anthology I was able to be a part of--and it's signed by eight of the authors in the antho, including Gregory Maguirre and Ellen Datlow!

Bonus book!

SO! How do you win this plethora of SIGNED YA books?! There are several ways to enter: you can tweet about it, Facebook, etc., but I figured that with a bigger prize, people who do extra deserve extra entries.

The simplest way to earn extra entries is to share the graphic I designed for the contest (and also please share this link, too). To make it easy for you to share this, Beth has included the html for the graphic at that link. You get extra entries for putting it in the sidebar of your website, but you can also share it on any social media as well. Best of luck! Enter HERE.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

INDIE-giving Blogfest and Giveaway

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to open my heart and share thanks. This year I have all of you, my wonderful readers and friends to be thankful for. Many of you are Indie authors who I've met along my journey, which makes this the perfect time to give back something special.

My lovely friends and fellow authors, the Indelibles are putting on INDIE-giving in which we take a week to show our thanks. The blogfest will run from November 18-25 (the Sunday-to-Sunday surrounding Thanksgiving). During this week, each participating blogger will reflect on her or his blessings and share something with visitors. Many will be doing giveaways, myself included! Others may choose to share the best piece of advice they wished they'd known before they published. The choice of what to share will be as unique as the individual blogger. The only requirement is that you open your heart in the spirit of thankfulness and giving.

Although this is something we could do individually, banding together to share our blessings seemed like the right thing to do. If you'd like to join us, go to this link and add your name to the list, then get your post ready for November 18th. Whether you're an Indie author or just love reading Indie books, we hope you'll join us. We can't wait to see what blessings have been bestowed upon you this year. And mark your calendars indie authors because I'll be giving away a personalized cover design to one lucky person!

Join us for INDIE-giving!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November New Release Not To Be Missed

A friend of mine, Leigh Moore, has just released a fabulous new historical novel that you won't want to miss! Here is a bit about it:

Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.

Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.

Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.

Mature YA/light historical/theater romance

Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

-THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKING is her debut YA romance.
-ROUGE is the first book in her mature-YA/new adult romance series.

Leigh loves hearing from readers; stop by and say hello:
*Blog: http://leightmoore.blogspot.com/
*Amazon Author page: amazon.com/author/leightmoore
*Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LeighTalbertMoore
*Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/leightmoore
*Email: leightmoore(at)gmail(dot)com

You can purchase Rouge at:
AmazonB&NKoboSmashwords.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

News About a New Novella

In honor of the season, I am releasing a novella this winter (hopefully in time for the holiday) that will be FREE! It will be in the channeler series. Ever wonder what happened after Aiden was born? This is Chantica's story (Eren's grandmother) about how she fought for him and justice. Here is the cover:


I love Pinterest, am becoming quite addicted in fact, but I am now watermarking my designs because of it. Feel free to pin any of my watermarked designs (without altering them). The channeler series can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository, and more.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Channeler Series Book Trailer

At last, my channeler series has a book trailer! It's a simple one but I love it and I'm super excited to share it with you. Hope you enjoy:


These things are so much fun to make! I think I may have found a new past time. You can find the channeler series on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository and more.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Giveaway Winner and a Great Read

The Rise tour was a big success and the FREE promotion of To Ride A Puca that followed it was an even BIGGER success! All thanks to each of you. You wonderful peeps blew my hopes of at least 1,000 downloads of To Ride A Puca during it's free promotion out of the water and into the atmosphere. It reached #1 free books in Fantasy Historical the first day and clung to that position all through the second day of the promotion. I cannot thank you enough for that. I hope that each of you who downloaded it enjoys it and comes back for more.

The winner of the appreciation giveaway is:

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Now for that great read I promised you!

Full throttle suspense with a dash of romance 
just released!

has been set loose 
and you're going to want to pick it up!
Here's what readers are saying:

"Created is Mission:  Impossible meets Bourne Identity, only better because Christy is just seventeen."
 -RaShelle Workman, author of Exiled

"Be prepared to spend the entire day doing nothing but reading because once you start Created, you won't want to put it down!" -C. Anderson, reviewer

"A remarkable balance between adventure and romance, leaving you hungry for more." -L. Sears, reviewer

Don't walk, RUN to pick up this fantastic series!

A few fun facts about Cindy
Pantser or planner?- Pantser
Favorite place to write? My office-it's surrounded by fabulous windows
Current read? A Spy Like Me by Laura Pauling
                         Ethereal by Addison Moore
Favorite summer activity? Teaching swimming lessons. There are few things better than seeing a child that is totally afraid of the water on Monday, absolutely love it on Thursday. :)
                       

Want more information? Stalk Cindy in all these places (just click on the place and you'll go there)
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Facebook
Twitter
Blog (sign up for her newsletter to get the latest scoop)
Goodreads



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Free Books and A Contest

You peeps rock so hard that you would put the greatest rock band to shame. Yesterday I announced that my historical fantasy, To Ride A Puca, would be free for two days and I hoped to reach 1,000 downloads. With your help I doubled that in the first day alone and not only hit the Amazon Free Bestsellers in Historical Fantasy, but reached #1!

If you haven't downloaded it yet, you still have a chance. To Ride A Puca, is free on Amazon Kindle today as well. So please download your copy, tell all your friends to download their's, then enter this contest below to win even more books!


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Friday, November 2, 2012

Final Tour Stop and Giveaway

Today is the final day in the Rise of a Rector tour. I'm over at my good friend and fantastic author Angela Brown's place talking about a time when someone has risen to the occasion for me, and made me thankful.

To spread the thanks to all of you, my historical fantasy, To Ride A Puca, is free on Amazon Kindle today and tomorrow. Download your copy, tell all your friends to download their's, then enter this contest below to win even more books!

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