Sunday, June 29, 2014

Love Overcomes Cover Reveal by Angela Schroeder

I am so excited to have Angela Schroeder on my blog today! She is one of my very good friends and I am thrilled about her debut novel. <3

Here is the cover reveal for LOVE OVERCOMES from Anaiah Press.


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by Angela Schroeder
A romantic novel coming October 21 from Anaiah Press!

About the book:
Single mother Arabella Mackenzie never imagined that going to California with her sister Clara would have such a huge impact on her life. Since the end of a disastrous relationship, Arabella has been wary of wanting or needing anyone other than her family. But when she meets hunky actor, Jeremy Fowlis, she begins to have feelings for a man for the first time since her three year old son was born. Now, she needs to try to overcome her past and learn to trust again.
Jeremy is not used to women who don't want to date him, or at least show him off to their friends - he is an in-demand actor, after all. He is tired of the shallow, avaricious attention that he gets from the public, but when he meets intelligent, cautious Arabella, she doesn't even know his name. Arabella’s grounded beauty captivates him instantly, but, he is wary of getting involved with a single mother with a complicated past.
Can Arabella and Jeremy both overcome their doubts and fears in order to find love?

And here's the cover...
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About the Author:
I was born and raised in Iowa. I am a single mother to three fantastic children. I enjoy attending church, playing games with my kids, and spending time with my parents and siblings. Writing has always been a passion of mine and I believe that a hand written letter will never go out of style.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Betraying Ever After-- A giveaway and my 100th post :)

About a week ago, I sent out a challenge: 100 'to read' shelve adds on goodreads for Betraying Ever After: A Shattered fairytale. I'm SO excited to let you know that we've done it!!!! I'm so excited <3 Thank you all for adding it and being excited about it!!

So, now I'm giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card and an advanced copy of Betraying Ever After to celebrate :) Be sure to enter!

What is Betraying Ever After?
The first time Vaughan Wexley, Earl of Brighton, eyes the blonde beauty from atop the balcony, he is taken. Once he confronts her, he finds himself in love. The mysterious woman seems out of place in the regular sea of husband nabbing debutantes. She posses a gentle spirit, wide-eyed innocence, and-- his favorite quality-- cascading golden waves around her elegant shoulders. In need of a wife of noble blood, Vaughan believes his search has ended.

Emma Hartwell's only mission at the ball is to deliver a message to the host from her employer. In and out. That's the plan until she sees beautiful sights she's only dreamed of and hears wonderful music that touches her soul. Dressed up as a noble woman by the young housemaid Elizabeth and knowing she'll never get this opportunity again, Emma lingers longer than she intended. Her amazement with the grandeur allows the devilishly handsome Lord Brighton to steal her attention and sweep her off her feet. He is a charming man who is obviously taken with her. Emma's heart doesn't stand a chance. If only she could tell him the truth.

An earl in need of an honorable wife.

A servant in love with a man she can't have.

An evil plan that was set in motion years ago coming to fruition.

Can love conquer betrayal? Or will Emma's fairytale end at midnight?

A Cinderella re-telling.

Happy Reading :)
(BTW, Hindsight: The Black Heart came out this week and already landed on THREE Amazon best seller lists. Wha? Thank you so much for your support!!)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

100 Word Wednesday -- The Black Heart

So my 100 word Wednesday is a day late and 200 words ;) But- yeah. I'm sorry about that. At least it's up this week! That's something.

It's also a snippet from THE BLACK HEART (Hindsight 2) which came out yesterday. It's 99 cents until Saturday <3

**Backstory: Walker (the narrators) is in jail for punching a cameraman in the nose.**

I hung my head. “I was a little busy to text her back, you know, with the protecting your honor and all.”

She actually snorted. Must have been a Rivers’ trait. “Like my honor needs your protecting.”

“Obviously it did,” I reminded her.

She narrowed her eyes at me and placed her thumbs on the keyboard again. This time, she had a devilish giddiness to her. “What? No. Don’t. I’m in here, unable to protect myself and I'm gonna…”

“You’re gonna do what?” she challenged playfully. She was so cute when she was playful. “Talk me to death.”

“Oh I can be very persuasive…”

“Children!” Sheriff Rivers yelled, his face red. Clearly frustrated. “Can you please be quiet so I can write this up? Unless you want to stay in here all night, Mister Scott.”

I didn’t.

But I had to know. “What did you send her, J? Tell me.”

“Oh for the love of…” the sheriff said — I’m sure you can imagine his tone.

J laughed and walked the phone to me, close enough so I could read it.

Sorry, Alicia. A little tied up at the moment. See you tomorrow… maybe.

I bet you can guess the look I gave J.

After a huge sigh, he-- the sheriff-- reluctantly handed over the key.
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Here are the other bloggers. Click on them for their 100 word stories <3

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

#utopYAResolutions What I want to do in the next year :)

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This was me at utopYA 2014 this year <3 (Which makes sense since it IS 2014.) The theme was 'Take me to your reader' so when you see aliens, that's why.

UtopYA is a convention in Nashville with YA/NA authors/bloggers/fans. It is one of the most awesome experiences you can have :) **Note the smiling face...**

On the utopYA facebook page, we were challenged to write out our #utopYAResolutions Sort of like New Years Resolutions, but more about what we want to accomplish before next year's conference. I have a few. Some are HUGE-- Some are measurable -- And some are dreams. But I'm going to put them all here and update them throughout the year to see how I'm doing.

Here we go...
utopYA Resolutions for 2015:

**Top 1000 in Amazon (especially in a new category since I'm writing in new genres this year-- Regency and NA)

**Be in the local paper (I won't get into the reasons why I haven't been here ;) )

**Come to terms with the accent. Friends, I have a very southern accent.  I live about an hour from Nashville. It comes out when I'm nervous. Heck, it comes out all the time. It is very intimidating to speak in front of people who don't have accents (at least it is to me). I didn't realize how hard it was for me until utopYA this year when I had a table and people came by to talk to me-- the UPSIDE-- I sold 2 books simply because they liked my accent. SCORE!!

**Be a more confident speaker. I have all of these ideas I *want* to say. I can write them all out. I can post on message boards and facebook until my fingers fall off and I'm fine-- BUT make me talk face to face with someone and I FREEZE (which is odd since I'm a teacher.) Part of it is the accent again, and part of it is I'm SO SCARED of either saying something stupid or saying something as a joke and accidently offending someone (it's happened-- and I think I cried a week over it). SO, that is something I really need to work on.

**Start a vlog. I have a youtube account and I've made videos for my facebook page before, but I'm going to do a vlog at least 2 times a month for youtube. (My legs turn to jello just by typing that ;) ) But I'm going to do it. <3


***Work on my social media daily. I have tumblr (which I'm fangirl enough to LOVE!!!), facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc. I think I'm on pinterest the least.

***Write 2,000 words a day-- not counting blog or facebook posts ;)

***Make 1 meme every day. I use and it's super easy. I just need to DO IT. Imagine the collection I'd have by the end of the year? The content? The pictures I could use for promotion??? I'm getting giddy all thinking about it.

********************utopYA Dream*********************
**Be on a panel ;) Might seem strange after my 'Be a more Confident Speaker' thing, but my big, huge ultimate sort of awesomeness would be on a panel. What would I talk about? Hmm...
Becoming more confident ;)
Writing different genres.
Writing/publishing 10 books in 2 years....
How to write quickly...
Finding time to write with a family, a full time job, and that doubt bubble following over your head daily...
AND-- hopefully-- 'What a difference a year makes' ;)

There you have it. My utopYA resolutions! Basically, it's me being more confident with ME, getting over myself, and busting out of my shell. I can SO do that! I'm ready.

Are you?



Monday, June 16, 2014

Trailer Reveal. PRIDE The Temptation Series by Rosie Somers!!

I'm so excited to be a part of this trailer reveal!!!
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Seventeen-year-old Gabriella Pierce is used to taking care of herself, but she’s about to become responsible for a whole lot more. When she gets a visit from three men claiming to be defenders of fantastical rings imbued with the powers of THE CARDINAL SINS, her life is changed irrevocably.


Gabby is the steward of PRIDE


To make matters worse, she’s falling hard for fellow steward, Grant Barnett, and he hates her guts. Now Gabby has to learn to protect Pride without letting her feelings for Grant get in the way.


Release Date:

9 September 2014


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Author Bio:
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Rosie Somers is a YA author who lives in Florida, soaking up the year round sunshine. She can often be found in her favourite spot on her favourite beach, nose-deep in a good book.





Friday, June 13, 2014

The Lilith Scroll cover reveal!! By B.L. Marsh

Release Date: July 2014
Cover Art by Jena Brignola / Bibliophile Productions
Genre: Urban Fantasy/New Adult

What if you discovered there was time before time began? What if everything you thought was true, was not? What if there was a beginning before, “In the beginning”? What if another story was unfolding within our time? A story steeped in loss, love, betrayal, and secrets?
On her twenty-third celebrated birthday, Lilith arrived in Scotland, following clues she had secretly collected about her past. Little did she know that her arrival at the Rosslyn Chapel would reignite one of the oldest wars of all time- The Fall. Sides will be chosen, lives will be lost, and the secret kept all this time by the Illuminati will be exposed.  
Welcome to Eden. The place where magic was born, trees are gateways to other realms, and Angels aren’t what you think they are. Meet Lilith. A young woman with an incredible story; one she isn’t supposed to know, much less tell. Meet Sam. A man with an unknown past and powers that rival Lilith’s. 

Go back in time. Back to the garden. Experience the magic of creation, the wonder of nature, and the betrayal that destroyed it all.
“Did you sense the pain from within the child?” Declan asked.

“It was greater than anything I have ever experienced. What was done to her is unforgivable. Her strength in not giving into the Shade is unfathomable. Normally, I would say the child has much to learn, but in this case, I fear we have much to learn from her.” Alaric answered with reverence.

Turning toward the pool Declan responded, “Emzara will know what to do. I will call for her as well.”

Looking into the water, he saw the fair-skinned child lying at Adela’s feet, her long copper locks strewn across a perfectly round face. Declan, the great black unicorn, whispered, “Happy birthday, little one. We will find out who or what has awoken you. You will be safe. No harm shall befall you. This is my solemn vow.”

“It is time dear friend.”  A voice shook him from his thoughts.

The Dragon and Unicorn Knights cast spell after spell into the pool.  Runes in ancient languages long since forgotten began to glow on her skin weaving a glowing web of magic around the sleeping girl. A faint orange light caught the Unicorn Knight’s eye. Amongst the glowing runes on her body, a faint symbol appeared on her wrist. Adela watched as the sleeping girl accepted the magic from the knights -- and strengthened it.

“She bears the mark of the Great Sacrifice. The myths are true. I knew she someone important when she came to the cave, but never in all these millennia did I think she was the Taken.” The Knights looked at one another as the reality of who the young girl’s identity became clear.

B. L. Marsh has been writing and telling stories her entire life.  She is a music teacher, guest lecturer and runs Master Classes.  Her academic research is focused on the L’homme arme tradition, the Dead Sea Scrolls, chant transmission in the Medieval and Renaissance, and Gnostic and Kabbalah history.  Her passion for spirituality, mythology and developing her relationship with God are parts of her Rule of Life.  In her reading of the Bible and other extra-biblical texts however, she began to daydream about the characters, about how life was back then, and how cool it would have been to walk in the Garden with God.  Her stories weave a new mythology revolving around Genesis.  
When she is not writing or teaching, she spends her days hanging out with five of the coolest boys on the planet and at night can be found doing completely ridiculous things like reading Joseph Campbell and Jane Austin and watching the same 3 movies on TV.

Publisher information: Blue Tulip Publishing

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Videos by O. Free Teaser Giveaway (Authors, you want to enter this!)

Videos By O is one of my favorite pages on facebook. Both of my book trailers came from O, and I couldn't be happier. She is being super nice and giving away a free teaser trailer!! EEP! Authors, this is something you definitely want.

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Free teaser includes cover, tagline, author URL, music or sound effect and moving background.

If you like what she does, you can request a book trailer. Think you can't afford one? I'm telling you, you can. She is super affordable. I'm a teacher and a writer... you know I don't have a lot of money ;) And I bought 2 of them. And she does quality work. She should charge 3x more than she does (but don't think I don't appreciate her rates).

Last day to enter is the 8th...

Here are my book trailers from Videos by O. Remember these are trailers. The prize you can win is a teaser (shorter of course), but you can sort of see her work here.


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