Showing posts from October, 2012

Halloween & Goodreads Choice Awards 2012

Happy Halloween! As you may have guessed from my background, it is one of my favorite times of the year. Today's post is all about my favorite treat, books! If you love books as much as I do then chances are you love Goodreads as well. If not, quick, click on this link and check them out because you are seriously missing out! It is one of my favorite places, rating right up there with a great coffee shop. Right now the Goodreads Choice Awards are going on and you don't want to miss them! Here is a bit about it: There are 15 Nominees each in 20 Categories. The categories are: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Nonfiction, Food & Cookbooks, Humor, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children's Books, Picture Books, and Goodreads Author. If you

Monday's Muse on Tuesday~New Project

I'm late, I know, but I had to celebrate the blog hop with my friends yesterday. I hope you'll forgive me! This picture ( designed by me ) inspired me this last week as I'm working on my new project. To see more of the photos that are inspiring this project, click here . Maybe you can guess what it's about. :) The Rise tour is winding to a close this week but I still have a lot of fun stuff planned, including the giveaway of my novel To Ride A Puca on the 2nd and 3rd, and the contest listed below. What inspired you last week? a Rafflecopter giveaway

Get Your Spook On Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to Get your Spook On, where you'll find over a dozen spine-chilling stories of the supernatural to put you in the Halloween mood. Hop through all ten blogs to read the spooky questions our authors have answered. Answer the questions yourself to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon and one of four chapter critiques offered by a few of our amazing authors. Each question you answer will be worth one entry, so you can earn a total of ten chances by answering every question. To get additional entries, tweet the following or paste it to your Facebook status ( and comment below to let us know you've done so) : ~~~~~~~~ Get your spook on! Ten authors share their scary stories and give out #Halloween treats. http:// ~~~~~~~~ The deadline to enter is 6:00 PM EDT on October 31st. Check back here on November 2nd to see a list of winners. Now for my creep-a-riffic question: Have you had a supernatural encounter or something

Halloween Urban Fantasy Blog Hop

Before we get to the tour fun, today I'm taking part in Yelena Casale's Halloween Urban Fantasy Blog Hop and giveaway. My mission is to answer the following questions, then check out each participant in the hop. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to visit each hop, enter each giveaway, and win awesome prizes! I'm giving away an eBook of Transcend, the psychological thriller hailed as Phantom of the Opera meets Black Swan written by the acclaimed Christine Fonseca. To enter, choose any of the questions below and answer it in the comments. Contest ends October 31st. 1. What do you love about the urban fantasy genre (reading and writing)? Everything. I was weened on the stuff so it is like mother's milk to me. The adventure, the danger, possibilities, and of course the creatures. 2. Who is the sexiest supernatural creature? Who’s the scariest? Since I won't choose between my own sexy men from my books, Damon from the Vampire Diaries. 

Back In The Saddle

The Surrey Book Fair was fun and exhausting but now I'm home and it's time for me to get back in the writing saddle. I prefer to think of it that way as opposed to the grindstone because for me it's nothing like a grindstone. I have pictures for you, but they're in my coat which is 150 miles away... I'm working hard on a special project that I hope to have finished by next month. I'm still on tour in celebration of the release of Rise of a Rector as well. Today I'm over at my good friend and fabulous author, Christine Fonseca's place. I hope you'll drop by and say hello, right after you enter the contest below: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Book Blogger Double Tour Stop

Today's Rise of a Rector tour stops are special. I'm telling the scary story of how I survived getting kicked in the face by my horse, on Christmas day. For the first part of the story visit Jewelz at YA Book Diva Reviews , and for the second part of the story, visit the Reader Girls . I hope you'll stop by and say hi at both stops. And don't forget to enter the giveaway below and mark your calendars for November 2nd and 3rd to download a copy (or several) of my historical fantasy To Ride A Puca when it will be FREE on Amazon! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Signing And Tour Stop at Magan's

Tomorrow is the big day where I'll be signing alongside several of my friends (Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Cheri Lasota, Chanda Hahn and Angela Carlie) at the Surrey Book Fair  in Surrey Canada. If you're in the area I hope you'll drop in and see us. I would love to meet some of you! Today for the Rise of a Rector tour Sylvia from the channeler series is over at my friend (and fabuloua author) Magan Vernon's blog talking about a scary moment in her life. Don't forget, in celebration of the release of  Rise of a Rector , you can enter the giveaway below and mark your calendars for November 2nd and 3rd to download a copy (or several) of my historical fantasy To Ride A Puca when it will be FREE on Amazon! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Today's Tour Stop~Michelle's

Today for the Rise of a Rector tour Luke from the channeler series is over at my friend (and fabulous author) Michelle Muto's blog talking about a scary moment in his life. I hope you'll stop by and say hi. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below and mark your calendars for November 2nd and 3rd to download a copy (or several) of my historical fantasy To Ride A Puca when it will be FREE on Amazon! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tours and Cover Reveals

Before I get to the tour stops for the day, the day is not all about me. A great friend of mine is revealing the cover for her latest novel and I get to be part of that reveal! She is an amazing author, one of my absolute favorites, the kind where I will buy ever book she ever writes. Yep seriously, that good. Karen Amanda Hooper , author of Tangled Tides and Grasping at Eternity , is sharing her newest cover today. The sequel to Grasping at Eternity , book 2 of The Kindrily series, is titled Taking Back Forever . Karen and her cover designer, Alexandra Shostak  (This woman inspires me. I want to be like her when I grow up as a cover designer ;), have worked side by side to create the Taking Back Forever cover. After lots of hard work (and a lot of love) here it is… Want to know more? Here’s a summary of Taking Back Forever. Forever is worth the fight. Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love

Teaser Tuesday~Tour Day

For today's teaser I'm going to send you over to my friend (and fabulous author) RaShelle's blog where she is hosting me on today's leg of the Rise of a Rector tour celebration. Today Eren from The Secret of Spruce Knoll is talking with RaShelle about a scary moment in her life. I hope you'll stop by and say hi. Don't forget to enter the contest and mark your calendars for November 2nd and 3rd to download a copy (or several) of my historical fantasy To Ride A Puca when it will be FREE on Amazon! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday's Muse~Inspiration and News

My muse: Fall is always an incredibly inspiring time for me, the colors, the smells, the tastes. It is my favorite time of year and doesn't last long enough. For those who don't know yet, I've caved and joined Pinterest (see my nifty sidebar picture) and I'm finding a lot of inspiration there. The fun part is, I can post pictures that inspire my writing. I'm loving it. But one does have to be careful about the rights of images that they pin. There are sites that approve Pinterest, such as Barnes and Noble, these are the safest to pin from. I plan on only using sites that approve it and my own pictures. My news: It's officially release day for the final novel in my channeler series, Rise of a Rector ! It is currently available in eBook and expected to be available in hardback in about a week. I'm deliriously happy and exhausted but in a good way. Today is the first leg of my tour and I'm over at Candace's Book Blog , or rather, Aiden is, to talk

Wednesday Writing Goals~Start Anew

My goal last week was to finish the final rounds of editing on the project I was working on, and I did! *throws confetti and dances in it* Finally I feel as though I've broken free of the undertow and am starting to rise above water. Now I can relax and get ready for my release celebration and tour for Rise of a Rector coming up next week. I've been MIA a bit on the blog scene lately because I've had a lot to do domestically as well, what with moving to a new house and working on selling the one we're currently in. Plus, the holidays are coming, fast. Hang on to your pocket books peeps, it's just around the corner. But before that craziness starts I'm embracing my favorite holiday of all, Halloween! My tour for Rise won't be like most tours, of course there will be stops at other blogs and interviews, but here on my blog I'll be taking part in some Halloween fun. Check back next week for more on that. As for reading goals, I've been going slow be

Monday's Muse: Interview And News

Only one more week before the release of Rise of a Rector, the final novel in the channeler series! To celebrate, today I'm being interviewed over at Whispers at Moonlight , a fabulous blog by one of my lovely Romanian fans Antonia Calina. I hope you'll drop by and say hi, you'll love her blog. Just remember to click on the translate button at the top of the page. In other news, an online friend of mine, Michelle Leighton (M. Leighton) has a huge announcement to share that will lift the spirits of self-published authors everywhere. She has signed a three book deal with Berkley (Penguin) for her The Wild Ones Series ! If you've read this series, or any of Michelle's other books, you know why. She is a fantastic writer.  Both of these great ladies were my inspiration this week. And I'm getting ready for the Surrey International Writers Conference Book Fair on Saturday October 20th (starts at 5:30pm) where I'll be doing a book signing! That's been

New Release October Feature

Since reading is a huge part of my life~as it should be a huge part of every writer's life~I've decided to try and feature at least one fabulous new release that I'm dying to check out, and to share with you each month. This month my feature is Dead Heat by Lisa Nowak.  A man who longs for a son and a boy who can't escape his father's violence. Even death can't break their bond. Alex is a machine whisperer. He can tell what's wrong with a broken-down car with a touch. But his gift can't save him from the brutality of his meth-addict father. For two years, Alex experienced kindness through Cole, his mentor. Now Cole's dead, and the violence in Alex's life is escalating. When Cole reappears as a ghost, Alex clings to the tenuous link. Then he learns Cole might've sacrificed his chance to cross over. Jade, the first girl to look beyond Alex's past, assures him Cole can reach the Other Side-if Alex escapes from his dad. But a previou

Mark Your Calendar & Meet Me

If you've never been to the Surrey International Writer's Conference, you're missing out. Not only is it in one of the most beautiful places in the world (Surrey, BC), it is a fantastic conference renowned the world over for its excellent cariculum. I am a bit biased because I love Canada, but truly, it is an excellent conference. This year, I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be signing at the Surrey Book Fair on Saturday October 20th starting at 5:30pm  during the conference. I'm crazy excited, and not just because I have a wonderful excuse to go to Canada. I'll be signing alongside two of my good friends, Cheri Lasota and Stacey Wallace Benefiel . To make it even more fun, we're carpooling up there! We're going to have such a blast, I can hardly wait. If you live anywhere near Surrey, or even if you don't and you're just dying to meet us, I hope you'll mark your calendar and come see us at the Surrey Book Fair this month so we'r

Cover Reveal for author LM Preston

Today I'm excited to be celebration the cover reveal of my good friend LM Preston's novel Pergatory Reign. Here is a bit about it first: Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting. Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms. Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give - his blood. On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him. And here's the amazing cover, along with the press release info: Learn more about LM and her books here: LM Preston,YA SciFi Au