Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cover reveal for If I Let You Go by Kyra Lennon

Okay, so I'm seriously addicted to cover reveals. (And all things Adam Levine.) 
But when I saw Kyra Lennon's cover for her novella If I Let You Go, I got goosebumps! 
It's gorgeous

And the synop sounds so good!

Title: If I Let You Go (Novella)
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 22nd 2012

Madison Connor is about to lose it. Her job, that is. For three years, she’s taken care of Dominic Hartley’s five year old daughter, Tilly, but her world is flipped on its head when Dominic tells her his latest promotion is taking him to New York. With Tilly having a meltdown over the move, Madison and Dominic get into a fight that changes the entire nature of their relationship, causing Madison to ask herself a big question. Can she let him go?

Kyra Lennon was born on the South coast of England, and to this day, still lives by the sea. Fiction writing has always been her passion, but she also has numerous articles on a variety of topics published on prolific websites.

Kyra’s debut novel, Game On, was released in July 2012 and the second book in the series, Blindsided, is due for release in November 2012. 

Where to find Kyra:

Go visit Kyra and tell her how amazing her cover is! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Genre Favorites Blogfest

Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting the Genre Favorites Blogfest ... One blogfest, four favorites! List your favorite genre of movie, music, books, and a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories! Click on the pic to check out other participating bloggers.

My choices:

Movie - Tie between comedy and horror 
Music - pop rock
Books - (young adult) romance 
Guilty pleasure - cheesy horror. I know it's probably more of a subgenre, but it fits perfect for this choice. :D

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Alex for another cool blogfest!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cover reveal for Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe

I heart cover reveals. When Kimberly Ann Miller, one of my CP's, asked me if I wanted to participate in another cover reveal, I was like, "Absolutely!"
Trisha Wolfe, author of Fireblood, is Kimmy's pub sister through Spencer Hill Press. And now for Trisha's cover reveal and synop...


To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father's capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart's twisted world, Zara's path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara's hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father's evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels' command and where the prince's heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she's truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart

Title: Fireblood
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (www.spencerhillpress.comPlease feel free to use any images, text, links, etc. from our website.
ISBN: 978-1-937053-59-8
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Formats: Paper, e-book 

If you'd like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website. ARCs will ship next summer.

~Thanks for stopping by!!! And happy writing!

Monday, September 10, 2012

What's Your Chocolate? Blog Hop

It's time for the “What’s Your Chocolate?” Blogfest hosted by M. PaxLaura EnoBrinda Berry, and Ciara Knight.
How to participate? Click on one of the names above and join. Then post about your favorite chocolate – what it means to you, where and when you indulge, a favorite memory – anything chocolate-related.

I LOVE chocolate and eat it whenever I feel like having it, which probably isn’t the wisest thing to do, but we only live once, right?

My chocolates of choice? 
Hershey's Kisses Dark Chocolate
Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate with Almonds
Fannie Mae Dark Chocolate Bar
Peanut Butter M&M's
Peanut Butter Twix
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

But my absolute favorite is dark chocolate and the kind would have to be Dove Dark Chocolate Almond Promises. Talk about yummy.
When you unwrap it, not only do you get a piece of chocolate, but also a message on the wrapper.

Some of the wonderful Dove inspirations found inside…
*Perseverance is a synonym of victory
*Believe in yourself
*Think without boundaries
*One’s best success comes after one’s greatest disappointments
*If you fall down 7 times, get up 8
*Compromise is a sign of strength, not weakness
*Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently

I think it’s cool that some of the messages can even be referred to in the writing world as well as used for inspiration, motivation, and strength.

Make sure to hop around and check out other bloggers in the What’s Your Chocolate? Blog fest!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Spooktoberfest Blog Hop

Who’s up to their old blogfest tricks again?
Dani at Entertaining Interests and myself, that’s who.

Spooktoberfest is where cobwebs tickle your nose, cauldrons are brewing, jack-o-lanterns light the way, and ghosts go bump in the night. Oh yeah, watch out for the razors!


1.  Your Flash Fiction piece cannot be any longer than 300 words. Sorry… that’s part of the challenge. It can be scary, comical, romantic, whatever you choose. Just be creative!
2.  You must use the MANDATORY 5 words listed below 
3.  Post your Flash Fiction piece on your blog anytime between ...
Friday Oct. 26 - Monday, Oct. 29th.  The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
4.  Follow Dani and myself if you don’t already. We will follow back.
5.  It’s a blog hop, so hop around to other participating blogs and leave some awesome comments when the stories are posted.
6.  Have fun!

It'd be super cool if you'd post the Spooktoberfest button on your page.

Dani and I will each choose a winner. That's two winners total. 
We will post our decisions on HALLOWEEN . . . Wednesday, Oct. 31st.

PRIZES: Candy and a grab bag of awesome stuff. The winners will get the biggest bags we can find of their favorite candy along with a bag containing some fun spookified items.

This blogfest is international. 

So what are you guys waiting for? Sign up using the linky thing below and spread the word on your Blog, Twitter, Facebook, owl messenger, or however you want!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My query's at Kimberly Ann Miller's Query Corner

Kimberly Ann Miller, one of my amazing CP's, has my query up on her blog today. 
You can check it out at Writers by the Shore and while you're there, take a look around and follow Kimmy. She's awesome! 

Her book, TRIANGLES, will be released June 18, 2013 by Spencer Hill Press.

Here's a blurb:

A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong?

In the Bermuda Triangle--a lot.

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who's practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser's suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she's full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that one of these "alternate realities" could become permanent.

She just has to ask herself one question--how the hell is she going to get out of this mess? 

So excited for Kimmy and can't wait for her book to hit the shelves!

Make sure you stop by her blog to show her some love and to check out her Query Corner
My query for one of my MS's is up there today!

Have a great day and happy writing!

And don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the details of a spooky blogfest!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

IWSG - Sept - Post #6

Alex J. Cavanaugh came up with IWSG... a place for writers to vent, encourage, or both. To check it out, click on the pic below and meet some awesome people.

Outline, read, research, write, read some more, edit, rewrite, read even more...
While I love doing all of those, I know stepping back is important, but I've never really been able to do that. I’m not talking about putting the novel away for a while and coming back to it. I’ve done that and it works wonders. But what I’m referring to is literally taking a break from writing. Period.
I did that this weekend when my hubby and I took the boys on a mini-vaca.
At the beginning, my eyes would drift to my bag, where I keep my notebook and pencil, but I refrained from touching it. I needed to relax, to enjoy family time, and to NOT write.
Now, I come back refreshed, full of ideas, and can see the light at the end of my novel tunnel, which is a goal in and of itself.
Do you ever have a difficult time stepping away? Or can you let go easily?

Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” -E. L. Doctorow

Happy writing! 

Oh, and please make sure to stop back here on Friday for a spooky blogfest announcement.