Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (13)

Some tweets from last week :)

A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public eyes
with his pants down~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Time is precious...waste it wisely!
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Love being able to interact with authors while reading their books, as a reader,
I can verbally abuse them if I need to :D #indieauthorslove
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Social media is a beast but once you tame it, you ARE the beast!
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OMG who knew that my kids social life with their little buddies b-days along
with a baby shower would drain me so... #exhausted #needcoffee 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Time to Celebrate!

 
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This week I'm celebrating:
1- A new baby boy that has come into my life via my cousin.
Though I have yet to meet him, he was born yesterday ;)
2- We went to a wedding of a first time bride who is 70yrs old.
3- New connections with awesome authors.
4- Coffee. Because yes.
 
What are you celebrating?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: CHOICES by Sydney Lane

Title: CHOICES
Category: Mature YA Contemporary Romance
(appropriate for audiences 17+)
Release Date: TBD
Cover Design: Storm Designs (Sarie Storm)
 
 
Description:
 
Fate brought her here, but will her choices destroy her dreams?

Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring. 

Wanting desperately to step out of her sister's shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her shell. ...But when Quincy meets not one, but two perfect guys, she has to make a choice. In doing so, she might forfeit the relationship she secretly longed to find.

Declan. Sweet, handsome, and perfect. He makes her feel cherished for the first time in her life.

Brody. Sexy, hot, and irresistible. He could tear down her carefully built walls.

Before she can become the woman she wants to be, Quincy will make mistakes. And suffer one unimaginable loss.
 
 
Teaser 
 
“I could stay here forever if you always looked at me just like that.” I don’t understand what he means, but I can’t take my eyes off him. “Everything.” His voice deepens while he looks into my eyes. “I like everything about you, Quince. I like the way those little wisps of hair frame your face. I love your eyes, so deep I get lost i...n them. Those lips I can’t resist. But I like you, Quince. The first time I saw you, I was drawn to you. I knew right then that you would turn my world upside down. It scared the hell out of me, but I knew I’d follow you anywhere.” He just made me feel beautiful, really beautiful, for the first time in my life.
There are no words for that. Instead, I wrap my arms around his neck and roughly kiss him. I twist my fingers in his hair and wonder why I haven’t done that before. Besides his eyes, his hair is the sexiest thing about him. But it’s what he hides on the inside that I so desperately want to see
 

About the author:
 
Sydney Lane lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and children. Growing up in Smalltown, USA, Sydney dreamed of being a writer. After spending an outrageous amount of money to go to college, Sydney finally decided to follow her heart. With her babies in bed and husband neglected, she worked by the light of her laptop and wrote Choices. Sydney is very active in charity work for anti-bullying and depression awareness groups.
 
For more teasers visit her author's page here!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (12)

Some old tweets coming back to life:
 
Meeting someone accidentally,
 then having them become a huge part of your life.
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I do my best proofreading AFTER I've hit "send."
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The person who says something is impossible
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
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Been stuck with writing & revisions, of course now that I'm
elbow deep in cleaning  my ideas won't stop interrupting #writerproblems
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If it's important to you, then you will find a way, not an excuse...

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Release: ELEMENTAL by Brandon Ax (includes special treat)

Title: ELEMENTAL
Release Date: 4/20/13
Meet Brandon Ax: Website ~ Facebook
 

Description:
Sophia's mother disappeared when she was six, leaving behind a broken father and sleep disturbed by silent terrors. Now twelve years later, the nightmares that plagued her youth have suddenly returned.
With dark creatures occupying her nights and a sense of restlessness consuming her days, all she wants is to finish school and get out of her small town as fast as possible. Everything changes when she is confronted with the realization that the shadowy beings from her dreams are real. The truth of this reality hits hard when someone she loves is killed. It would seem that anyone in their way is disposable.
A mysterious boy named Aiden enters her life bringing with him all sorts of complications. They're drawn to each other, but their connection brings Aiden right into the path of her half-demon nightmares. With her father and several new friends put in the cross-hairs, Sophia must decide whether to let the shadows take her or stand her ground and fight. As the school year steadily moves closer to an end her decision may come with the cost of her life or worse—the lives of those she cares about.



 
 
***Special Treat: Characters Interviews***
 
I was planning to interview the author of Elemental or maybe the main character Sophia, but as a treat today we get to talk to two of the very attractive Elementals themselves. Here with us, we have Aiden and Zander.
 
I guess I'll talk to you first Aiden, how are you?
I'm doing very well thank you, and yourself?
 
I'm doing great. So, what is it like to be an Elemental?
Lonely at times, but lately I have felt less alone.
 
Because of Sophia?
-smiles- 
Yes, that would be the reason.
 
Was it a love at first sight situation or something that has grown between you?
Well I wouldn't want to give it all away. Let's just say my feelings for her have been clear from very early on.
 
I see, so I hear that being an Elemental comes with some dangers. Care to expand on that?
What can I say? We protect humankind, it's our purpose. That often leads to moments of a life threatening nature. Still most of us see it as an honor to fight for those that can't protect themselves.
 
Most? Not all then?
Much like humans there are those among us that see a different path. I like to think they are the minority. The truth is at heart some people only ever look out for themselves, no matter what they have been given.
 
What about you Zander, how do you view the duty of an Elemental?
-cold stare- 
Okay Aiden, you can stop giving me the look, I'll play along. Not like anyone will remember us being here in the first place. (Inside joke. RAFO) I view it the same way he does, just with less optimism. I know what resides in the human heart and we all started as human.
 
That's slightly disconcerting. I have to comment on your eyes, they seem different than a normal person's and while nice to look at, Aiden's seem as normal as can be... (gosh, I'm crushing. . . Zander *sigh*)
Let's just say that what burns inside of me is a bit harder to control than the others.
 
And do you? Control it I mean? (I'd love to help you...)
I manage. Let's just say if I wasn't in control, you'd know it.
 
(err.. why am I dying to know it?) -clears throat-
Let's move on. I have to ask about these Dark Ones, are they really as dangerous as I've been made to believe?
Doubtful, unless you have had an up close and personal moment with a demon, you can't really understand their level of danger. Take the worst person you've ever heard of in your life. Take away anything redeeming about them and you'd still rather spend your moments with this person before meeting a Dark One.
 
Well that does paint a picture. I have to thank you guys for stopping by, it has been enlightening. Can we look forward to seeing you again?
 
Aiden: It would be my pleasure.
 
Zander :Let's hope you never have to see us, when that need arises things can get messy.
 
Well this has been an interesting interview to say the least. If you would like to see more of Aiden and Zander or any of the other motley crew, check out Elemental by Brandon Ax.


***
Note to the author: 
Brandon, I forgive you for using my photograph for your cover without my consent. Since you've allowed me to meet these two hotties guys, we are even ;)

Friday, April 19, 2013

BRANDED Cover Reveal by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki ... & Celebration Time!

Title: BRANDED
Category: Older YA Dystopian
Release Date: TBD
 
 
Description
 
Twenty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

Meet The Authors:
 

Abi Ketner Is a registered nurse with a passion for novels, the beaches of St. John, and her Philadelphia Phillies. A talented singer, Abi loves to go running and spend lots of time with her family. She currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her husband, triplet daughters and two very spoiled dogs.

Melissa Kalicicki received her bachelor’s degree from Millersville University in 2003. She married, had two boys and currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Aside from reading and writing, her interests include running and mixed martial arts. She also remains an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Abi and Missy met in the summer of 1999 at college orientation and have been best friends ever since. After college, they added jobs, husbands and kids to their lives, but they still found time for their friendship. Instead of hanging out on weekends, they went to dinner once a month and reviewed books. What started out as an enjoyable hobby has now become an incredible adventure.
 
Connect with them:
 
... and BONUS...
click here to read the first chapter and to enter a giveawaty for $25 gift card!
 
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This week I'm celebrating:

1- Making headway with revisions... and not going bald in the process.
2- A great time with my family over the weekend.
(We meet once a month to hang out, no excuses)
3- My almost new laptop.
 Trying to convince the hubby that a Macbook is the way to go, help?
4- Spring! Its finally showing up a bit more often.
Can't wait until it decides to stay.. but by then it might be Summer :-/

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (11)

 Tweets from last week:
 
  
Monday is definitely our punishment for all that we did on the weekend...
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Patience is not a virtue. It's a necessary evil.
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The best memories come from bad ideas.
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Focus? What is that? I had the genius idea to do some edits
around 1:30am, went to bed at 5am, & now have
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While "window" shopping online & adding items to bag,
you know... for therapy purpose, IF I accidentally click "buy"
it was meant to be, right?
 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things!

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This week I'm celebrating:

1- Booking my editor and finding one more beta reader.
Now I have two, yay!
2- Almost finalizing my contract with my cover designer.
3- Getting my blurb written...
This gave me major headaches, I'm so glad its done.

What are you celebrating?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My Book, part 3: The Blurb

OK, I think this is it... any and all thoughts are welcomed! **updated**

*****

KINETIC

Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.
Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything…

The Plan & Title Reveal (could change)
Main Character Intro

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tweets Tuesdays (10)

Resurrecting some of my Tweets from last week:
  
I'm tired this morning.
Who knew going to a Mickey Mouse musical with the kids
would make me feel like a party animal? #NeedToGoOutMore
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Wondering if I turned coffee machine on
WHILE staring at my FULL pot,
obviously #NeedCaffeineNow #WildLife
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Facebook is where you lie to people you know,
and Twitter is where you are honest to strangers o.0
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The moment I was rinsing mouthwash & read something 
funny online. You know what happened.
Well now laptop won't get gingivitis & is #MintyFresh
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Singing that song you don't really know...
but that 15 second part you do know is coming
and you are gonna own that shit.
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Checking the time twice
because you forgot it the first time... #TrueStory
  

Friday, April 5, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things ;)

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This week I'm celebrating:
 
1- A nice family outing to watch Mickey Mouse in person.
I was tired the next day, I'm not cut out for being a social animal.
2- Starting to think about my revisions. What? There is such thing as
"thinking work" when it comes to writing, no?
3- The writing community. We rock!
OK, you guys rock but as a writer I can write myself in, so there.

What are you celebrating this week? 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tweets Tuesdays (9)

Some of last week's tweets ;)
 
is messing with me.
I just put my coffee in the freezer to 'warm up' instead of microwave
cus I was busy staring at the screen o.0
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Life is too short to be serious all the time so laugh at yourself.
If you are too busy, call me, I'll laugh at you.
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Follow your heart but take your brain with you...
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I vaccumed. Hubby frowns:
"Someone coming over 2morrow?" Me:"I don't appreciate the
insinuation behind UR words, but yes, new cable installation.
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I'm only responsible for what I say not for what you understand...