Showing posts from August, 2013

Cover Reveal for Amalia Dillin's Fate Forgotten

Today I'm excited to be taking part in the cover reveal for Amalia Dillin's Fate Forgotten. FATE FORGOTTEN is the second book in the Fate of the Gods trilogy , and World Weaver Press put together fantastic cover art for the novel! But before we get to the art, a little bit more about FATE FORGOTTEN: Since the gods returned Adam's memory six hundred years ago, Thor has been a scourge on his lives. But when Adam learns that Thor has been haunting his steps out of love for Eve, he is determined to banish the thunder god once and for all. Adam is no fool: Eve still loves the man she knew as Thorgrim, and if she ever learned he still lived, that he still loved her, Adam would lose any chance of winning Eve to his side, never mind liberating the world. But after everything Thor has done to protect Eve, everything he's sacrificed, the thunder god won't go without a fight. Not as long as Eve might love him again. Which means that Adam has to find a new ally. The enemy of h

Cover Reveal For Leigh Moore's Watercolor

In Dragonfly , they were friends who shared a growing attraction... In Undertow , her heart was broken and he was waiting to pick up the pieces... In Watercolor , Anna & Julian say  Yes.  But the past and its secrets are creeping closer... Book #3 in the Dragonfly series: Watercolor , coming Oct. 3! Add it on Goodreads today! Watercolor by Leigh Talbert Moore Finishing senior year is supposed to be the best time in a person’s life. Finishing senior year as Julian’s girlfriend should’ve been the icing on the cake. Knowing the secret that could change everything for him is the only thing threatening to spoil it all.  Until Jack returns. Anna and Julian are together at last, and it’s as hot and happy as they knew it would be. The only problem is The Secret. And Jack. But while Anna is determined to fight for the guy she loves, she could still lose Julian when he discovers the truth she’s been helping to hide from him. Exclusive  e xcerpt: “I just

Cover Reveal for Emily Ward's Momentum

Need a good read? You're in luck! Today I'm helping a friend with a fabulous cover reveal (nope, I didn't design this one), Momentum by Emily Ann Ward. Here is a bit about the book first: What’s a cruel ex-boyfriend compared with a government organization out for your powers? Aaron and Anna have fallen in love, despite an ex that threatened to tear them apart. When they start zapping evil cheerleaders with their powers over electricity, they’re forced to break off their relationship to avoid attention from the Agency. A part of the Department of Defense that studies Pairs like Aaron and Anna, the Agency is searching for the source of the Pairs’ powers and doesn’t care who gets in the way. Anna tries to blend in at the camp where she and Aaron start working for the summer, but it’s not easy when touching your not-boyfriend invites lightning storms. Only weeks pass before a dark secret and an attack from the Agency tear apart their temporary place of refuge. If the camp isn’t

Writer's Road Chat Recap: Blending Genres

Heather McCorkle   Welcome all! Tonight on the #WritersRoad we're chatting about Blending Genres. Should you do, how to do it, and how to pitch it. Tina Moss   Oh genre blending! Perfect topic. Have a MS on sub now that's been called...well, a bit of everything. :) #writersroad J B Mills   I have a sci fi that reads like a paranormal. So I'm calling it fantasy. Probably wrong, but I have to call it something. #writersroad Heather McCorkle   to  @jbeemills True sci-fi fans will tell you though that sci-fi MUST be plausible/possible. #WritersRoad Heather McCorkle   to  @jbeemills But that's not to say that you can't write something with sci-if elements that doesn't fall into the sci-fi genre. #WritersRoad A.M. Guynes   I tend to write the story I want to write and when I'm done figure out where it fits in. #writersroad Matthew Wilbur   to  @HeatherMcCorkle @jbeemills The problem becomes when "plausible" becomes "here and now.&qu

Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

This is one of those movies that I think you either love or hate. I fell on the side of love, hard. To the right audience, Cloud Atlas is a masterpiece. This movie requires a lot of interaction on the watcher's part. By that, I mean you'll have to weave the plot threads together, be highly attentive, and think deeply. If you miss even one thread, you will become confused at best, or at worst, the entire tapestry will come completely unravelled, leaving you utterly lost. The cinematography is stunning, the acting is fantastic, and the plot is brilliant. It is an adventure, a dystopian, a historical, a futuristic marvel dancing on the edge of sci-fi, a romance, and so much more. This could be part of why so many have trouble with it. But the main reason is the depth of thinking that it takes to puzzle this movie together. But when you do, it reveals a tale that will leave you breathless. All that considered, I wouldn't recommend this movie for everyone, but for thos

Fable by Chanda Hahn is Available for Pre-Order

If you haven't heard of the bestselling Unfortunate Fairy Tale series, and you enjoy young adult novels that are age appropriate down to 13, then you're in for a treat. The latest one is now available for Pre-Order and my friend~the author~Chanda Hahn is doing a huge giveaway to celebrate. You can win a ton of goodies, including the first books in the series! Here are the details about the giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway And the details about the book: All that glitters is not gold. When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet. Here is where you can Pre-Order it:  Kobo / B&N / iTunes

Writer's Road Recap: Problem Solving 8/5

Last Monday was our bi-monthly chat on problem solving where our chatters bring their writing problems and we work together to solve them. Here is an abbreviated recap: TS Tate (Tee)   to  @HeatherMcCorkle My first chapter sucks. I have a wee little prologue, which I'm told is lovely, but the first bit? Yeah, meh #WritersRoad Heather McCorkle   to  @teetate Good one. Is it something that propels the novel forward? If not, maybe it could come later. #WritersRoad Lori Prima   My writing problem: Advice needed on ways to stay motivated after the thrill of the new idea wears off. #WritersRoad TS Tate (Tee)   to  @HeatherMcCorkle Well, there is an incident that sets things in motion, but meh, I dunno. #WritersRoad Heather McCorkle   to  @Loriprima That's a tough one, but a good one to discuss! Are you a plotter or pantser? #WritersRoad TS Tate (Tee)   to  @HeatherMcCorkle Let me elaborate. The incident propels it forward, but I think how I've ended that chpt,

Book Review: Never Deal With Dragons

Great title, great cover, and yet... I came very close to not reviewing this. Why? Because I only review books I like and this teetered on the edge. But, I decided to review it because it had some really good points and I think a lot of people will like it. What worked for me: This is so witty and fun, right from the first page. The voice is funny and captivating. If you enjoy quirky main characters and a story that hasn't been told before, this may be fore you. The futuristic world is unique and interesting. The different take on dragons was a blast. While our main character Myrna's sense of humor is a bit dark, I liked it for the most part. She started out spunky and independent and I instantly liked her. There is some great tension between Myrna and Trian that held a lot of promise. The romance took a very, very long time to start to take center stage but once it did it was well worth the wait.  What didn't work for me: The info dump all across the first fi