Monday, September 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders

Today I get to help share the cover
 of one of the sweetest bloggers in this writing community. 
Best of luck, Julie ;)


A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.

Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.

By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.

Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.

She shakes her head.

For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.

Why? ...
Who is she? ...

Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.

What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?

Hannah finds out.

But, it’s not at all what she expects ...

Hannah unravels a century old murder.

Author Bio:

Julie Flanders is a novelist and freelance writer in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a life-long love affair with the ocean and has spent more summer vacations than she can count on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. When not writing, Julie can be found reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, and watching too much television. She is an animal lover and shares her home with her dog and cat.

Find Julie at:

The Ghosts of Aquinnah will be released by Ink Smith Publishing on December 5, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Bellgrave Daughter by Teen Author Zara Hoffman

The Belgrave Daughter
by Zara Hoffman
The Belgrave Legacy #1


Publication: October 14th, 2013 by ZH Press
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Cover Designer: Juan Solorzano of Sketch2Draw & AliceofWonderland
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 The Semptemgeminus Prophecy states: "A powerful sorceress with blood laced in gold sevenfold shall determine the fate of the world." When Fawn Belgrave's magical powers become the coveted prize in a bet between God and the Devil, her life is turned upside down, starting when she meets Caleb, the dark angel charged with seducing her.
Available for pre-order on Kobo.
Add to your Goodreads
The Belgrave Daughter's Blog tour will run November 25th - November 30th, 2013. To sign up click here.
About the Author
 Zara Hoffman is a teen author. She spends most of her time doing homework and writing new stories. When she isn’t wrapped up in projects, Zara can be found relaxing with friends and family, listening to music, reading and writing, or playing with her dog, Riley.
Find her here:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Kinetic's Blog Tour: Last Day!

I have reached the last day of my blog tour.
I want to give special thanks to Raina Campbell
from Grapevine Book Tours for all her hard work.
I'm so glad we worked together.
I found a future "business" partner along with a friend.
You are amazing. Thank you (again) (and again) ;)

Also thanks to Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours
for setting up a great Blitz Tour for Kinetic.
to all of my blogger friends who took the time to help me
promote the release of my debut novel. You guys ROCK.

My last stops are: a review over at
and and interview over at

Head on over and say hi :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kinetic: Blog Tour Day 13 & Celebrating 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- One week of being published.

2- Kinetic has been received fairly well.
After I signed up for a review tour I found myself in total panic 
for allowing total strangers to criticize my baby. But I'm 
glad to say it has been great, so yay!

3- The support from all of my blogger friends.
You guys are awesome!!!!

What are you celebrating?

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For today's tour stops,
we can check out some more reviews here:

And I'll invite you again to enter one or both of the giveaways ;)

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kinetic: Blog Tour Day 12 & Meet the Hollywood Cast!

Two more days and my blog tour ends.
And then I can start writing furiously again, right?
'Cause clearly the tour is what's been holding me back.
A good excuse is a good excuse and I shall not waste it!
And while that's in use, today's stops are:
a new review over at
and an exclusive excerpt over at

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When I write characters, they are not based on anyone specific
nor do I even have an image in mind of what they are supposed to look like.
I just see them in my head and I want everyone to form their own
image, but... I did have fun finding some look-a-likes.
if I could hire actors to play Kinetic's characters they would be:

Jessica Alba

Healer/Head of the Org
Justin Hartley

Hypnotizer/Fire & laser beamer
(with a little burnt face & eyepatch)
Theo James

Speed/Annie's BFF

Special transporter
(we can keep him shirtless)
Joe Manganiello

Dianna Agron

Deborah Ann Woll

Young Kevin: 
Teleporter/ Naughty/ Next MC
Asher Book

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kinetic: Blog Tour Day 11 & Me Drooling!

There are some people who just make you drool.
Want it or not. Right? 
Or am I in this alone? err... umm, okay... moving on...
Today, I had the honor of being interviewed
by the darling Nancy LaRonda Johnson.
She had some pretty interesting questions,
one in which I confess the name of the person I would drool over,
AND *gasp* she also asked about the the trashiest novel I've read.
Check out the answers here: Writer's Mark

I also received another review from
the lovely Heather over at 

Please go visit these ladies and follow
their blogs for a chance to win the giveaway ;)

Also for more blogs participating in the blitz, 
you can visit the tour schedule.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kinetic: Blog Tour Day 10 & Auction for a Great Cause ;)

Today you can read another exclusive 
excerpt over at Cecilia Robert.
And two more reviews here:

Now, for the great cause....
My cover designer Regina Wamba,
donated an 8x10 canvas of Kinetic for an auction.

What is it for?
There is a wonderful couple: Michelle and Chip Cates,
they've had to deal with some really tough times. Chip is in full remission
from his battle with cancer. That is wonderful and amazing.
they also want to be parents and now they're unable 
to have children naturally.
And here is where the auction comes in,
they are adopting and we all know that can be expensive,
so they are accepting donations and haven a fundraiser.
The auction for this canvas ends tonight at 10pm.
For more information you can visit the link above or
Bidding starts at $30 :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kinetic: Blog Tour Day 9, Excerpts, Reviews & Fan Posters!

A little excerpt never hurt anyone, right? 
How about three excerpts? :D
Today's stops are sharing some exclusive words
from inside the pages of Kinetic.

If you are curious, go here to read them:
Excerpt #1: Juliana Haygert

I also have two brand spanking new reviews here:

And now for some serious love:
I call them "fan" posters because it sounds cooler, let's go with it!
I received some awesome pics for Kinetic and thought I'd share.

Thank you Lynda for having your 
son Noah work on this for release day ;)

Thank you Zakirrah for making this up to go along with your review:

And Brandon for drawing this,
see? even dragons are reading Kinetic :P

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blitzed with a Bang! (and Kinetic's Blog Tour Day 7)

First of all, wow.
Second of all, thank you.
And third and final of all, you guys ROCK!

Yesterday was my debut novel's, Kinetic, release day.
And to celebrate with a bang, the Blitz team came right over and showed me the love.

'Overwhelmed' hardly covers it but yes that is what I was, along with super duper happy and drunk (this last one might have been the wine, though).

Special thanks to DL Hammons who came up with this genius idea of "Blog Blitz." What is it, you ask? Well, it's when the man, DL himself, receives a nomination for a deserving victim blogger and notifies all of us who are part of the team of this person. We get an email with a date and what do we do? We all make our way to that post and leave encouraging comments to help make that person's day. If you are interested in being part of this amazing group and learning more, I encourage you to do so. Visit DL's blog The Cruising Altitude 2.0 and link up! ;)

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On other news, 
I was interviewed by the lovely Julie Flanders over at her blog. 
She asked me what I enjoy most about writing, my answer? 
The possibilities of anything and everything gets my heart pumping!
To find out more, including one of my passions, visit her here:
I also have some excerpts being featured here:
For more stops check out the tour page!

On a side note, 
for all who have a copy of Kinetic already, you can enter 
for a chance to win a gift card by leaving your honest review ;)
For more information, please clicky here:
(FB will have teasers, fun facts, polls, etc)

Thank you once again to everyone!!!!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Celebrate With Me: Kinetic's Release Day!!!

Hold the fireworks! Hold the fireworks!
Oh, what am I saying? FIRE AWAY!
Kinetic is out today :D

I want to take this moment to thank everyone involved 
with helping me make my dream come true. You guys are truly amazing. 
I will not name you because you know who you are. 
If you are not sure, 
go buy the book and read the acknowledgements.... 
Ha! Look at me marketing and stuff :P

But really, all of you:

There will be a big blitz throughout the blogosphere, 
for that list you can go to my tour page
You'll find different giveaways and teasers and such.
For now, we can go check out a special drawing over at: 
Read a special shout out here:
Easy Reader
An excerpt:
Tara Maya's Tales 
And some new reviews:

You can get your very own copy here:
***There is a special sale of $0.99 on Kindle only- ends 9/27***
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble  ~ iTunes ~ Kobo

Don't go yet!!!
Enter for a giveaway,
You have double the chance ;)
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stormy Double Blog Tour: CassaStorm by Alex J. Cavanaugh & Kinetic Day 5

Very quickly,
Tomorrow is Kinetic's release!!!
Excuse me while I faint O_o
But while I pull myself together,
you can read some more reviews over at
Literary Chameleon 
My Little Cosy Corner
and an excerpt over at From the Writer's Nest.

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Okay, moving on to the man of the hour...
In order for me to allow this tour to stop here, 
I forced Alex to answer a nagging question that many of his fans have: 

If you could do a spin off, which character would it be about?

Alex: I would probably follow Bassan as an adult. 
I can see him embracing his heritage and working on the alien ship.

Really cool, Alex! Okay, we may continue :D

By Alex J Cavanaugh

From the Amazon Best Selling Series!

A storm gathers across the galaxy…

Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.

After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.

Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…

“…mesmerizing story of survival, personal sacrifice, tolerance, and compassion. It’s a rare jewel that successfully utilizes both character and plot to tell a story of such immense scope and intimate passion…” - Nancy S. Thompson, author of The Mistaken 

“CassaStorM is a touching and mesmerizing space opera full of action and emotion with strong characters and a cosmic mystery.” – Edi’s Book Lighhouse

"Cavanaugh makes world building on the galactic scale look easy. The stakes affect the entire known universe and yet Cavanaugh makes it intensely personal for our hero. The final installment of this series will break your heart and put it back together."

- Charity Bradford, science fantasy author of The Magic Wakes

$16.95 USA, 6x9 Trade paperback, 268 pages, Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 eBook ISBN 9781939844019
$4.99 EBook available in all formats

Find CassaStorm:

Check out the Book trailer!

About the Author:

Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers, CassaStar and CassaFire, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.

Let's go stalk him: Website – Twitter – Goodreads 

Cassa Mousepad
Don't go yet! 
You can win some goodies:

Comment on Alex’s blog this week for a chance to win a Cassa mug, mousepad, magnet, and swag!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Kinetic Blog Tour: Day 4

Kinetic's main character, Annie Fox,
took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions.
When asked, 
If you could give advice to someone in a position of power, 
what would it be?
Annie said, "Easy: Don’t let it get to your head and remember 
that real power is more about knowing when and how to use it. 
Also, be warned 
that if you don’t use it for good, I’m coming after you."

Head on over to Zara Hoffman's Blog to read more of what Annie had to say.
There was also a review by Zara on Kinetic a while back, 
you can read that one here

And more reviews...

Let's go visit these three ladies and enter the giveaway ;)

Two more days until Kinetic's release!!!!

Organized by Grapevine Book Tours.