Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (24)

Tweets from last week:

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
~ Oscar Wilde
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If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die...
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If dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough.
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To forgive is to set a prisoner free
and discover that the prisoner was you. 
~ Lewis Smedes
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Smile and let everyone know that today 
you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blog Tour: SALTED WITH FIRE by Nancy LaRonda Johnson & Giveaway!


Black magic, murder, insanity, humor, honor and devotion. Salted With Fire is a journey of flash fiction and poetry that shows my writing transformation from worldly to wanting to please God. 

Flash fiction is my passion; poetry is my release. I love creating a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, with twists, humor, drama, compassion and horror, all under 1000 words. Salted With Fire isn’t just a book of stories and poetry, it is my journey as a writer, from writing only for the mere joy of it regardless of the message, to writing stories that highlight God’s will for people, even if the stories themselves are not religious in nature. 

Inside are fifteen flash fiction pieces and twelve poems with full-color pictures, and short Biblical discussions after each story.

Meet the Author:

Nancy LaRonda Johnson is a passionate writer of Christian and other fiction and poetry. She has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Juris Doctorate.
Her first book, the literary Christian speculative novel, "Anticipation of the Penitent", reached the finals in the Indie Publishing Contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writer's Conference 2012, and is receiving high acclaim. "Salted With Fire", a book of flash fiction and poetry, is her second publication.
She is working on several projects, including a sequel to "Anticipation of the Penitent". Visit her website at www.nancylarondajohnson.com.
Follow the tour here:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

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 here.

This week I'm celebrating:

1- My very first interview for Kinetic.
(You can read it here)

2- We are having a BBQ on Saturday and
I'm excited to see my family and friends, it has been far too long.

3- A week off from writing, editing, or... thinking. Yes,
I like this very much after the past few weeks.

4- Sleeping.
With the little ones all my work gets done at night and
now that I'm "off" this week I've been enjoying it a lot.
  I honestly forgot how much I loved it.

5- My Book Release blog tour.
It has been set up for September 16th-28th.
There will be lots of fun giveaways, including one for each individual blog.
If you happen to be interested in participating, you can sign up here. 

What are you celebrating? 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Because of You by Maria E. Monteiro

Title: Because of You
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Cover Design: At or With Me Publishing


No one ever forgets their first love.

Six years ago Austin broke Jade’s heart. On that day he went from being her best friend to the person she hated the most.

Now, six years later, Jade’s life has been turned upside down. The family she once knew no longer exists. Her father’s infidelity has made it hard for her to trust anyone.

That is, until she reconnects with the one person she’s despised the most.

Will Austin be able to break through Jade’s wall of anger to get her to trust him again? 

Or will she always see him as the boy who first broke her heart?

Together they will learn what love is really all about.

Meet the author:

Maria E Monteiro was born in Chile, but grew up in Sleepy Hollow NY. The Catskills is now the place she calls home, alongside her husband. She has been writing since she was a little girl. Her love for reading and writing led her to obtain a BA in English and a Masters in Literacy. Maria loves to write about the small moments that become huge when falling in love. Hold on Tight is Maria E. Monteiro's debut YA novel. Her love of writing accompanies her love for music. When she is not writing, Maria can be found at a rock concert or dancing around her house.

Find here here:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (23)

Tweets from last week:

Laugh when you can. It's cheap medicine ;)
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I gave in and went all out with dessert: I had one whole Starburst.
#Woot #Sad
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Directly or indirectly, everything we write is for someone...
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I write to find out what I didn't know I knew.
~ Robert Frost
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You never know how strong you are 
until being strong is the only choice you have.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Come On, Let's Celebrate!

This hop comes with easy instructions:
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hop around and cheer on others, bask in warm glow.
Full instructions and badge here.

This week I'm celebrating:

1- Kinetic is officially in the hands of the editor. OMG.
Which reminds me, sorry if I've been MIA with commenting,
I've been stressing working on revisions.

2- Kids are climbing out of their cribs!
This is a celebration for them... not me.
I'm having panic attacks. They are having fun.

3- Facebook.
I've been liking it a lot more lately.
I've met some great authors from around the world through
 it and the connections are just awesome.

What are you celebrating?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tweets Tuesday (22)

My weekly resurrection of old tweets:

You'll be surprised to know how far you can go
from the point where you thought it was the end. 
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I did what I knew...
when I knew better, I did better.
~Maya Angelou
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Yelling at 2.5yr old twins for climbing out of crib & they tell me,
"its ok Mommy, its funny!" Then they hug me and smile 0_o 
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Sharing laughter heals hearts.
~P. Clairmont
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Though miles may lie between us, 
we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, 
it's measured by the heart.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cover Reveal: KINETIC by *ME* ...also... Wanna Play?


I love it so bad!!!!!

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Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 2013
Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design


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…

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Here are some links....

...if you are interested... ;)

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Now, I figured I make a game out of this. 
If you are in, all you have to do is leave me a question in the comment 
and I will answer it today. (If its a lot I'll finish tomorrow)

Make it a fun one!

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Thank you to everyone who is participating in this reveal, I love you to pieces!

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Also, also, also.... 
Thank YOU (person reading this) for stopping by :D