Friday, March 28, 2014

Celebrating the Small Things!

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This week I'm celebrating that I had sugar overload with a couple bites of . . . wait for it . . . cake! Wednesday was my Mom's birthday and we got a chance to enjoy dinner and cake with her. 

Book-wise, I'm at the last set of revisions before I let others read Static. I'm at the point of "I can't find any more excuses and must let it be ripped apart." I can't wait! I need it to be someone else's problem for a while. I cannot believe how many times I changed things in this manuscript Nothing was ever good enough and I had a hard time taking my finger off the "delete" button. The good thing, though, is I moved most of that to the third book. So let's see what happens when I get to working on that one . . . Anyway . . .

I'm also celebrating that I finally got all of my posts scheduled for the A to Z challenge. Boom! 
And if you feel like finding out what new shenanigan I've been up to, well . . . check out this week's Coffee Chat ;)

What are you celebrating?


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Re-Release: FINDING ESTA By Shah Wharton & Giveaway!

Shah first published Finding Esta, book one of her paranormal mystery series, back in December 2012. Since then, she has continuously revised it as she improves her craft. Most recently, it has even changed enough to warrant a second edition. These changes include one whole new chapter and lots of polish.
The giveaway runs till 31st March 2014 - and offers TEN winners one e-copy of this new edition. :) Here's the new cover for the e-books...



Product Description

Paranormal mystery with an urban fantasy twist! 

For Luna, each day is not about living and succeeding, but about survival.

Luna has never been popular, in fact, even her parents loath her. She can hardly blame them; her psychic issues do make her a little odd and her only friends -- Flo and Ada- are Shadows who exist inside her troubled mind. Although the normal world is all she's known, it's a place where she's never belonged, nor been understood. For Luna, each day is not about living and succeeding, but about survival. That is, until her work as a journalist leads her to investigate the disappearance of baby Esta, snatched from her home over twenty years earlier. Soon, our psychic heroine stumbles upon a series of revelations in a clandestine realm of vampires, weres, and magical alien-supernaturals. Revelations that make her oddities appear perfectly banal in comparison, and obliterate every preconceived idea of the normal world.  


Her hunger for truth drives her forward. Yet, the constant physical changes, the undefined blood in her veins, the heightened power of psychic gifts she's always hated, and an ache to finally belong somewhere, to someone, all force her to make discoveries about herself she could never have imagined.
Ignorance may be bliss, but the truth will set Luna free, if only she can face it.
'Finding Esta' is the tumultuous tale of one extraordinary woman's journey of self-discovery within a supernatural underworld.

Already own it?

***You can get the update for the second edition of this book (if you already own an older copy) by going to Manage Your Kindle. Find Finding Esta' in your Kindle Library, click on the Update Available link next to the book's title, and then follow the update promptsAll your devices that have the eBook currently downloaded will be updated automatically the next time they connect to wireless.***
* The 2014 second edition of this book includes a thorough re-edit and an additional chapter.

Sorry, the old one was poop! :)

SOME REVIEWER THOUGHTS
"The true source of her empathy is mind-blowing." By Book Reviewer: Wandalyn Thomas
"It's a great tale that's part Nancy Drew, part Harry Dresden, and part Underworld, with a dash of Weapon X thrown in for good measure." By Author: Tom Winship
"Be ready for things you will not expect." By Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite
"Finding Esta is an urban fantasy tale with a riveting plot that hooked me from the very first page. It is the firs installment of Shah Wharton's Supes series and cleverly weaves both mystery novel and supernatural tale together. By Valerie S. Fowler: Book Reviewer
"Can't wait for the next one. Truly amazing story best book I've read in a long time I hope the next one comes soon." By Wrainbeau: Book Reviewer


BUY FINDING ESTA
eBook Edition
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Print Edition


FIND SHAH HERE
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY :)


Friday, March 21, 2014

Celebrating My A to Z Theme Reveal . . . and I'm back!

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This week I'm celebrating that I'm back to blogging! Sort of. I'm glad to report I wrote a lot, but probably not enough. I revised a lot, but I'm not close to being finished. And apparently while I was gone I forgot how to celebrate without adding a "but," I'll work on that. Still, I made progress and that's what counts!

Also, I did finish my A to Z posts, which brings me to also celebrating:


As a make-stuff-up-er I have a few words I decided I should share with you guys. I’m not sure if I should say, “You’re welcome,” or “I’m sorry,” but it is what it is. For the most part, I channeled my inner “me” to make these up. Let me tell you: it was daunting. Which is surprising since I write books for a living (hahahaha for a living, hahaha . . . for a living, please). Ahem, anyway. They’re all made up—not all necessarily by me—and I’m sharing them with you because I care about enriching (or messing up) your vocabulary. Or you know, because I signed up for this crazy A to Z challenge for the first time and I had nothing else I could write about. So yeah . . .

* * * Warning: these are silly. You will not gain brain cells. * * *

What are you celebrating?
If you're participating, what's your theme?