I was inspired by reading His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman after falling in love with the movie over and over.
I decided I really wanted to write a steampunk novel, and so I went to the task with fiery passion.
After... Read more of this blog post »
So I’ve shared my favorite reads from my high school and college classes—but if I’m really honest, I definitely wasn’t 100% on reading assignments. So here are some of the books I was assigned to read in high school and college . . . and I didn’t.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
This is a sad s... Read more of this blog post »
Even I don't believe this news. Heck, I completely forgot about it until my mother sent me a text wondering when the book would be out. (thanks for the reminder,... Read more of this blog post »
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So EXPOSURE is officially available on Smashwords!
Unfortunately, we're still pending for the Barnes & Noble and Amazon release. But never fear! If these companies are your chosen vendor, EXPOSURE should be available on the sites by tomorrow.
Thanks to those who have read and reviewe... Read more of this blog post »
Cum nu citisem c... Read more of this blog post »
Nearly a millennium past, the Aspects of God were born into the world. There was Ancel the Warrior, wrath incarnate—and Elessa the Merciful, love embodied. Together they founded a nation, one they intended to serve as a beacon to a world gone mad.
An age later, Lord Prince Marcus Audric de Pilar... Read more of this blog post »
Okay y’all, the countdown in on! T-minus 24 hours until GIRL WITH GUITAR is OUT!! Deep breaths…squeee!!
Okay, I’m calm now. Sort of.
My book won’t be available until tomorrow by my fantastic CP’s book is out today!!
In celebration of Release Week AND of its release, I am giving away a signed copy o...Read more of this blog post »
I think the balance between action, description, dialogue and the lesson at the end is very well executed.
The flow from book to book encompasses the world of the stories really nicely; there's a good rhythm to it all,... Read more of this blog post »
I have had such fun with this series so far and am in love with all my heroes and heroines as well as the duchess and her incorrigible pugs.
I'm also excited that Hawkins Manor is now... Read more of this blog post »
I just want to dedicate a post to all the fabulous book bloggers who have recently read and reviewed my debut YA novel, Merch Girl. It means the world to me for anyone to take the time to read it, and to receive some of the amazing positive feedback is icing on the cake. Take a look at...Read more of this blog post »
Don't miss your chance to take part in these wonderful opportunities:
1) Gliterary Girlshas a month long Giveaway going on and I've offered upan ebook copy of RANCHER TO THE RESCUE to one lucky winner.
2) Autographed Advance Copies of RANCHER TO THE RESCUE are up for grabs at Goodreads. Giveaway op...Read more of this blog post »
Fiction is just that: fiction. Once in a while though, you come across a story that, while it IS fiction, there is also a lot of truth mixed in. I asked Crystal Spears a simple question: What motivated you to write Talania and how much research did you do? Here's what she had to say!
Hmmm.. I had... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been working on Noah’s book, Skye Blue. It’s the next in my Hell Yeah! series and has been much anticipated with my readers for a couple of reasons. First – Noah has been pain in the rear. He is the McCoy who can’t see shades of grey. Everything is black and white to Noah. He’s all business.... Read more of this blog post »
Last Thursday, I had the privilege of guest speaking at Write By the Railsmonthly meeting. I decided to talk about what it meant to me that my novel was a NaNoNovel. I thought I’d share them here as well:
“The only thing that got From These Ashes written and finished was that two things happened s...Read more of this blog post »
Jhett was panting, both his arms now placed on either side of me on the counter.Mine had found their way around his shoulders, twirling the hair I could grasp in between my fingers...Read more of this blog post »
When it comes to reading there is nothing like the smell and touch of a real book. The aroma of the freshly pressed ink, the feel of the paper as your fingers glide across to turn the page.
A line of paperbacks resting neatly in... Read more of this blog post »
Thursday 17th May, 2013
You know, if I’d never met Cyrus and Ruby, it’s very possible that I might never have realised that I was born to go WWOOFing. I met them in July 2010 and we drank firewater and I had a little weep. Then Ruby set me up with her friend Heidi and that was fun for a short wh...
I've been reading lots of YA Paranormal and Urban Fantasy lately. The current trend in these sub-genres is the celebration of the bad-ass, kick-butt heroine. When the bad-ass heroine was first introduced, everyone was really excited. It was about time women stepped...Read more of this blog post »
Thank you Rick for the review on your blog and for donating the book to one of the biggest gymnastics library’s in the world.
Rick Mc... Read more of this blog post »
Expected Publication: Summer 2013 Blurb Jude has spent the whole twenty one years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was spe... Read more of this blog post »
I'm dropping the price of Run Away on Amazon to 99p. Why? I've spoken to a few indie authors who say that this helped kickstart sales of their book. Of course it means a lower commission for me from Amazon but if it results in higher sales that's got to be worth it.
What's your experience?... Read more of this blog post »
I would like to take just a minute of your time to say a thank you to Francis Guenette for both reviewing Dreamer and interviewing me for her blog. The interview questions gave a marvelous insight into some of my thoughts. Please have a look at her post and enjoy!
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Mrs. Snark likes to purge junk.
A few years ago, Mr. Snark got into trouble for hoarding out-of-date electronics. The man had a stack of ancient relics gathering dust in the garage, keeping company with his teenage porn collection... Read more of this blog post »
Well, I’ve taken my break and am itching to write again. So, what’s next?
I’m not sure. (Un)wise is calling to me, but so are two other stories floating in my head. One is about a project that leaves the protagonist to wake in a dystopian world. The other is about werewolves (completely different...Read more of this blog post »
Set in the wreck of a future dystopian England, Runners begins with teenage Elijah and a band of other tearaways (or Runners) struggling to get by in the ruins of an old house. The group dynamic, with its varied mix of personalities and ages, is fascinating from the off and the snippets of inform...Read more of this blog post »
If you haven't yet got your hands on a copy of Waking up in Vegas, you can read the opening chapter here for free to try before you buy.
Finally, my heartfelt wishes go out to everyone in Kansas. I cannot imagine the devastation you're dealing with today, and I hope you're safe. Read more of this blog post »
The Redeemer, the sixth installment in the Harry Hole series, is released in the U.S. today.
Kirkus Reviews says:
“Rarely does a mystery novel succeed on so many levels, as the intricate plotting explores psychological and theological dimensions that go deeper than standard notions of good and evil...
For four days each year, from Thursday through Sunday, my writer’s group, the Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, travel far from home and gather for a writer’s retreat. This year was my second time for the retreat. It was great. Better than last year. This year I knew what to expect; hours of...Read more of this blog post »
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Today’s my 30th birthday.
Even though a lot of people think of thirty as some kind of “OHMYGOD I’M SO OLD WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE?!?” wake-up call, I’m happy to report that I don’t feel that way.
It probably has something to do with how I’ve always approached birthdays—basically with a nagging... Read more of this blog post »
Milton Caniff was called “The Rembrandt of Comics”. He was born in Ohio in 1907 and became famous for his comic strips Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon. Starting in 1932, Milt drew the comic strips Dickie Dare, The Gay Thirties, and Mister Gilfeather for the Associated Press. Then in 1934,...Read more of this blog post »