Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Release: SHATTERED GRACE by K. Anne Raines

Shattered Grace
(Fallen from Grace #1)
A Novel by
K. Anne Raines
Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life shatters irrevocably after he suddenly dies.
The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.
Just before Grace’s 18th birthday, she is thrust into a world she couldn’t fathom existed, and does everything she can to thwart the destiny suddenly forced upon her. She’s been chosen for greatness, but at what cost? With eyes now open, she must choose to either be Chosen, or watch those around her suffer the consequences.
Torn between the man who’s come to protect her and the one sent to destroy her, she teeters on the edge of decision trying to come to grips with who she is, what she wants, and what all of that means for her, those she loves, and the rest of mankind.
Meet the author:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (4)

Bringing some of my tweets back to life,
top five for last week:
Life revolves around a page. Turn the page and life moves on.
#amwriting. Feed kids, write. Play with kids, write. Change diapers, write.
Put them down for naps, stare into space, drink coffee. WRITE!
~S.K. Anthony
The secret to success is having the courage to begin in the first place.
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
~Kurt Cobain
To write or not to write: is that a trick question?

Friday, February 22, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things!

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This week I'm celebrating:

1- That at least one of us (my son) isn't sick... anymore.
The rest of us are suffering with cold, sore throat, and crankiness.
2- I wrote about 6,000 words this week. It brought me up to 61k again,
I deleted a huge chunk before and I'm glad to be back on track.
3- I think I may have settled on a title.

What are you celebrating this week?


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tweet Tuesdays (3)

Last week's Tweets resurrections:
Writers block: when your imaginary friends stop talking to you.
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.
When coffee fails... switch to wine #amwriting.
~S.K. Anthony
#Writers don't get mad, they just write you into their next novel... as the victim.
I live in my own world, but its ok, they know me there.
~ Unknown

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Let Me Introduce Myself

In bullets:
*I'm Shannon Katherine Anthony
*I'm a writer, a reader & a make-stuff-up-er
*I have a husband. I call him honey, you can call him Mr. Anthony.
*I own twins. Yes, own, my body is still paying for them.
*The twins are a boy and a girl. I'm done.
*I like writing under the influence of coffee. When that fails...
*I switch to writing under the influence of wine.
*I like editing with redbull in my system.
*I speak Spanish.
*I'm freakishly afraid of spiders. They are out to get me, I know it.
*I'm an obsessive researcher.
* Lately, I've spent more time reading how to publish a book than writing it. *hangs head in shame*
*My book?... it has words in it.
*Want more? Fine, its somewhere in between Sci-Fi, Urban-Fantasy, New Adult & Chick Lit . It's not YA, but that audience would/should/hopefully like it.
*There, that's all you get for now. I'm still editing the voice and changing a lot. Pray for me. Or send me wine.
*I'm scared shitless of this whole thing. So, again, send me wine.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

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This week I celebrate:
1- Valentine's Day! Why not, right?
The hubby, kids and I enjoyed a heart shaped cookie and cake,
they are three fantastic valentines :)
2- That I didn't throw my laptop in front of a bus while
 rewriting my manuscript. #Frustrated! But progress is being made!
3- I walked/jogged 15 miles this week.

What are you celebrating?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (2)

My resurrection of some of my tweets from the past week...
Mission statement: Drink coffee and make stuff up!
~ Unknown
To my kids: Why do you allow me to kiss you 6 times but the 7th kiss
annoy you? I made you! Going in for the 8th kiss :D
~ S.K. Anthony
Don't pay no mind to the demons, they fill you with fear.
~ P.Phillips, Home
Practice what you preach. I preach: eat chocolate! Now excuse me
while I help myself to the kids' stash...
~ S.K. Anthony
You can't blame a #writer for what the characters say.
~ Truman Capote

Friday, February 8, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

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This week I celebrate:
1- Getting some rewriting done without driving myself into insanity.
2- Read a little. I was too consumed with writing last week so this was a welcomed
 break. (I read Warm Bodies, I liked it... now I have to go see the movie!)
3- Got a workout in everyday this week... err not sure about today yet.
But yay for the past 4 days, right???

What do you celebrate this week?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tweets Tuesday

I'm not sure if I'm going to make this a usual Tuesday's thing, but for today its a thing.
In the obscure world of Twitterverse my words are lost so I'm trying to give them a slightly longer "web" life, and just so it isn't too annoying I'm only posting 5 tweets. I would make this a link up hop, but I don't know how, so I'll just move on...
"I wrote what I thought. Then I thought about what I wrote.
And then I read it. #MindReader? :D"
- S.K. Anthony
"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great."
- Zig Zagler
"I'm a Twitter newbie, I'm #confused, #amused, and 
#enthused ... Luckily not #used ;)"
-S.K. Anthony
"I looked up what #WW means, found #WorthWatching, #WriteWednesday, & #WineWednesday. I like #WineWed a lot, so I'll stick with that one!"
-S.K. Anthony 
"I have words coming out of my eyes from all the writing,
now I have to go read to put them back in. ."
-S.K. Anthony

Friday, February 1, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things!

Time to celebrate, come on!
(You are supposed to sing that in your head, at least I am)
This hop comes with easy instructions:
 sign up, post something to celebrate,
hop around and cheer on others, bask in warm glow.
Full instructions and badge over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.
This week I celebrate:
1- In writing: I finally jumped over the wall that was blocking me.
I'm in R&R mode and have added a good 2k words to my draft.
2- On blog: I received my first award. (probably last one too, but hey)
3- Kids: Got my 2 year old twins counting up to 15.
4-Found this hop! Yes, I celebrate finding it ;)
What did you celebrate this week?