Showing posts from December, 2014

Resolutions Revisited and Renewed

Photo Credit: McCorkle Creations I like making resolutions, especially on my blog where I can hold myself accountable. It's hard, knowing the evidence will be right there, so I work all the harder to bring them to fruition. With that in mind, here is a look back at last year's resolutions, along with honest answers as to how I did. 2014: #1  Focus on fitness. Results: I bombed this one. *Sigh* The weight I gained was not muscle. New Resolution: Work out harder, more often. Planned weekly regiment with activity on the weekend as well! 2014: #2  Write every day. Results: I ROCKED this one. Three novels written last year. Whoo! New Resolution: Write three more this year. Get them to my agents, sell them, hopefully this year as well. 2014: #3  Pursue traditional publishing. Results: So far, so good. See # 5. New Resolution: Get my manuscripts that are written highly polished along with the help of my agents, and sell them to great houses! 2014: #4  Chat with

Another Manuscript Down!

Photo Credit: Turner Home Entertainment Survive Holidays: CHECK Finish Editing New Manuscript: CHECK Send New MS to Agents: CHECK It has been a productive year for me so far! This last week I finished the 'final' (nothing is ever final until it is in print, of course) edit of my latest manuscript, and I just sent it off to my agents. That means it's time to do a little happy dance, relax the brain, and try not to start writing another book until next year. This latest one is a historical romance about a nurse serving the all-Irish 69th infantry during the civil war. To see the images that inspired me while writing it you can check out my Pinterest board on it. How about you? How was your holiday, and what last minute things are you squeezing in before the end of the year?

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a safe, and very merry holiday! May you be surrounded by those you hold dear, and who hold you dear, and of course may there be plenty of books under your tree, or waiting in your eReader's for you on Christmas morning!

Book Recommendations For Gifts

As a book lover, little is more special to me than a book received as a gift. It shows the giver truly knows what I love, and is supporting the industry I work in. In support of my fellow authors, and to help you with your holiday shopping, here is a list of books I would highly reccommed: YA thriller (edgy, think the movie Scream) : Charming by Krystal Wade Adult paranormal (sexy, think the earlier Anita Blake novels) Ever After by Kate Serine Adult paranormal (sexy, think Mercy Thompson books) Weird Girls by Cecy Robson Contemp Romance (sexy firefighters): Flirting With Fire by Kate Meader NA Romance: Pieces of Olivia by Melissa West NA Contemporary (for fans of dance): The Hit List by Nikki Urang Contemp Romance: The Valentine Challenge by Marisa Cleveland Contemp Romance (sexy): Dance With a Millionaire by Casey Crow Paranormal Romance: Ruined by Jus Accardo MG contemp: Pack of Dorks by Beth Vrabel YA Paranormal: Katana by Cole Gibson Holiday roma

YA Paranormal Not to Miss: Anomaly

Today I'm excited to be part of my agency sister's exciting YA paranormal release, Anomaly. This author and her book are a double whammy because they are both AMAZING! You know when you red a book and you think "OMG, I hope they make that into a movie!", this is that kind of book. And the icing on the cake is that Tonya is one of the sweetest people, so heat up those clicking fingers my friends because you don't want to miss this! Anomaly  (Schrodinger's Consortium #1) by  Tonya Kuper Release Date: 11/25/14 Entangled Teen Summary from Goodreads: Reality is only an illusion. Except for those who can control it… Worst. Birthday. Ever. My first boyfriend dumped me – happy birthday, Josie!- my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah.