Showing posts from November, 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 t

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

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  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:

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

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, F

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

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 toge

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

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.

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.

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: a Rafflecopter giveaway Now for that great read I promised you! Full throttle suspense with a dash of romance  just released! Created by Cindy M. Hogan  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 Workma

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! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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! a Rafflecopter giveaway