Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I'm working on the final chapters of the sequel for Embrace. I've sort of hit a roadblock. I know what I want to happen, but I'm not happy with how the last scenes are unfolding so I've had to take a break. My husband doesn't know this yet, but I plan on doing some brainstorming with him. His thoughts always help me get past this type of delay.
I'd love to hear how your week is going!
And now onto the bounce:
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Be sure to page down and fill out the Rafflecopter! Jennifer has some wonderful prizes she's giving away as part of the launch. For more information, stop by her blog.
by Jennifer Lane
Seems like Leo Scott has it all: looks, brains, and athletic talent. He’s captain of his high school swim team with a bright future in college and beyond. But Leo has secrets. His mother’s crippling car accident has devastated his family and left Leo to deal with his father’s abuse, battered and alone.
Leo’s girlfriend Audrey Rose is poised for her own share of success. As one of Florida’s top high school swimmers, Audrey dreams of college swimming stardom. But there’s an obstacle to her glorious rise to the top. Her number-one supporter--her father--is in prison for murder.
Part murder mystery, part tale of young love in a military family, this gripping story takes readers on a journey from Pensacola to Annapolis. Leo and Audrey must band together to rise above the adversity they encounter and find their true selves in the process. When everything’s on the line . . . streamline.
Add Streamline to your TBR on GoodReads
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
- When will your party be? I hosted mine on my book’s release date.
- What will the theme of your party be? My MC hated change, so embracing change became the theme of my party.
- Will you have prizes?
- Do you want to invite bloggers to your party? (I highly recommend having guests. What’s a party without guests and bloggers are always happy to support each other.)
- Do you want to include guest posts?
- Create a badge to include on your blog and that others can grab to add to their blogs.
- Create a blog post announcing your book launch party.
- Tell readers about your book. (This is a great place for your cover and synopsis).
- Include a link to GoodReads so readers can add your book to their TBR list.
- Share a story about you that relates to your theme.
- Invite people to celebrate with you. Provide different ways they can join in the fun. (i.e.: share a story from their lives that relates to the theme of your party, include a post simply mentioning your book and the launch, or invite them to hop around the virtual party and just hang out.
- Provide an easy way for people to RSVP. (I used Google docs to create a form.)
- Add your party badge and include the html code for others to grab and add to their blogs.
In the weeks leading up to your party, have some fun posts. Include favorite quotes and teasers from your book.
- Book cover and synopsis
- Links to GoodReads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites readers can purchase your book.
- Ways to enter to win (Rafflecopter is great for this.)
- List of participating blogs
- Author info (links to your website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This week I've been hard at work fixing a few plot point in my latest WIP. I've re-read over 30 pages, tightening the writing in some places, adding detail in others. I've added over 1500 words, chopped a scene, and keep thinking of new ways to get my characters in and out of trouble. All in all it's been a good week. I'm still working on the first draft of the sequel to Embrace. It's been a little slow going. Funny how once you're published the number of distraction goes up ten-fold. It's okay though. When I'm not working on the sequel, I've been thinking of ways to improve the story line. Madison has been overly chatty. We've had some great conversations about the book and what's happened so far. Only a writer can get away with talking to fictional characters and not be thought insane.
Or maybe some would say we are. Anyhoo, that's it for me today, but I'd love to hear what you've been up to!
I hope you'll take some time to bounce along Omnific Publishing's Author! Author! Blog Bounce! If you'd like to join the bounce, click here.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
by Jessica Therrien
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Some are waiting for her to put an end to centuries of traditions that have oppressed their people under the guise of safeguarding them. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning - and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.
Cherie: Ooh! I love finding new books and knowing I'll be able to come back and read more about the characters I've grown to love. Now for some fun questions…
Hop over to Jessica's blog to see the tour schedule and learn about the giveaways she's offering!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Feature & Follow is hosted by Alison of Alison and Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View. It's a fun way to make new friends and to interact with old ones. Hop over to their blogs to learn more and to join the fun by clicking on their names.
Q: Have you ever looked at book's cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
And this is from the book I'm reading:
... or to see crimson trails zigzagging down his face, but nothing marred his strikingly handsome features. His eyes were still bright emerald green, meeting hers with an intensity she couldn't name.
And she had not the slightest idea of what to say. The uninhibited feelings that had led her to shove Mencheres's head to her throat, demanding that he bite her again, had faded, leaving Kira torn. Was her impassioned reaction just what happened to everyone Mencheres bit? Was that why he'd said she didn't really mind it when she'd told him not to stop?
Or had she not wanted him to stop because the vampire's bite was an excuse to act on the desire she felt toward him?
Now for my tags:
The bounce is open to all authors. Click here to learn more about joining. Want to just follow along? No problem! Click on any of the participating links.
Have a wonderful day!
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Guardian's Wildchild
by Feather Stone
Sidney Davenport is known as Wildchild to her Guardian mentor, Greystone. She rebels against rules. Wildchild is gifted in the paranormal, but carefully conceals her powers from the world. Even in the crises that threaten her life, she refuses to use her powers of telepathy, telekinesis, space/time travel. If her enemies discovered the truth of who she is, her Guardian people would be destroyed. She calls upon her spirit guides, Seamus and Celeste, to guide her through a mine field of the insane - Madame and Captain Butchart.
Sidney leaves her home on Hawk's Island to help the underground stop two people who are about to cause worldwide madness. Unskilled in esponage, she is arrested and sentanced to death. But, God help Sidney, she can't deny her attraction to the man who has orders to perform her execution - the tall, dark eyed Captain Waterhouse. He's meticulous, disciplined and lives by the strict rules expected of an officer of the American navy.
Captain Waterhouse is about to scrap his higher morals to bust out of his hell. When a female prisoner is delivered to his ship, he has no idea she is capable of turning his disciplined life into a storm of unimaginable experiences. His prisoner's enemies, he discovers, are also the ones who hold his life in the palm of their hands.
Through stunning imagery, an intricate and adventurous plot, and a strong cast of characters, Feather Stone gives readers a fast paced story woven with murder and magic.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Feature & Follow is hosted by Alison of Alison and Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View. Hop over to their blogs to learn more about this hop by clicking on their names.