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April 14, 2014

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I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop hosted by  Lily Bloom Books! In New Hampshire, we get a lot of rainy days in April, and the best way to pass the time is to read a good book. Today I'm giving away the ebook form of Colonization:

Please add it to Goodreads!

Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.

Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer
assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

Can she save the colony and discover her true love?


This is a YA book, and the first of the series. Don't worry, if you already have it, just let me know and I'll give you one of the other two books in the series depending on where you are.

To enter to win, you must leave a comment with what you like to do on a rainy day and your email.

Please Visit the Other Blogs in This Hop to Win More Prizes!


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April 10, 2014





What happens when an online date is not what it seems?
After Ali's heart is broken, she decides to try Anonymous, a new dating website where you can retain complete anonymity while you search for your soul mate. When she discovers Joe, she thinks she may have at least found a new friend and decides to put her past behind her and move on.
Several death threats and an attempt on her life force her back into contact with her soon-to-be ex, Mark, who is the lead detective on the case. The tension builds between them while Ali struggles to get over Mark, and Mark races to find the maniac who's trying to kill her.
When Ali meets up with her online flame, she finds he's anything but the friend she imagined…
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Bio:Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.
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April 7, 2014

So my word count for last month (March) was 22,683. I didn't meet my goal of 30k, but I did complete edits for Sleeping Jenny- coming out in the fall from Spencer Hill Press, I rewrote a submission to Embrace- Entangled Publishing's NA line- Earth: Population 2, and I finished Diva's Handyman and submitted to Harper Impulse on time. So it was a productive month.

This past weekend I finished edits for Duets with Michelangelo- Now titled An American Girl in Italy. So, what do you think of the new title? It should be coming out from Harper Impulse May 15th if all goes well. My editor told me they were working on the cover TODAY!

I've also started the sequel to Sleeping Jenny, tentatively titled Waking Jenny. I'll be focusing on that book this month because I promised Spencer Hill Press I'd have it to them in June.

If you've been following my blog, I've contacted all of the winners of all the blog hops except for the Celebrate Romance Hop- which is still going on now. If you won one of my books, I'd love for you to write a review for me! And to those who didn't win- keep following this blog for more chances in the future.

Thank you for following this writing journey with me! (I can't do it alone!)


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April 3, 2014

Welcome to the Celebrate Romance Giveaway Blog Hop!
Mother Nature washes away the remnants of winter and brings us new beginnings. Buds open to reveal their beauty and romance blooms. Join me in celebrating April and her romance. I also want to thank Fanged Fantasy for hosting this blog hop!
My Favorite Romance Character 
Oh I have so many! Who to choose? Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre comes to mind. He's so brooding and mysterious. I love how he has such a dark past. Or Mr. Darcy and his wit and intellect. The way he saves Elizabeth's sister from ruin just because he loves Elizabeth is so romantic. Or Wesley from the Princess Bride and his "As you wish" response. Oh, so many. Han Solo in Star Wars is also on the list- I love his bold flirtatiousness with Princess Leia. He's shameless. So, I guess, I can't choose only one. 
Now for the Giveaway:
Leave a comment on my blog telling me your favorite romance character (or at least one of them) and you could win a copy of one of my romance books. Today I'm giving away one ebook copy of Love on Loch Ness. I'll gift it to you on Kindle or Nook. 
 Please visit the other stops on the list to win more great prizes! 



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Published on April 03, 2014 21:00 • 2 views

April 2, 2014

I'm so excited to report Love on Loch Ness received a "Top Pick" rating on Night Owl Reviews
Here is some of what the reviewer said..."I really enjoyed this story because of not only the Loch Ness Monster premise, but also the setting took place in Scotland – a place I dream about visiting one day. I found the story fun to read and the pacing kept me eagerly turning the pages for more. I loved the tension between Gail and Flynn because both were on missions to prove each other wrong, but while they were doing so, an attraction sparked between them. As I turned the pages, I was anxiously waiting to find out if Nessie was a real creature or not. If you love reading stories set in Scotland and/or you love reading about popular legends, than look no further. I highly recommend this story and I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the near future."
And so I get to put this really neat badge on my blog and on my website:
 It's these little things that inspire me to keep writing through all of the rejections, waiting and bad reviews. Thank you to the reviewer and to Night Owl Reviews!
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April 1, 2014



I'm so excited to share my new cover from Spencer Hill Press:


ABOUT SLEEPING JENNY...

As the daughter of multimillionaires, Jennifer has everything she's ever needed, except time. Diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer, she has only months to live, and her dreams of working for National Geographic to save African elephants and polar bears are shattered. Her only hope is an experimental cryogenic freezing program, which will keep her in stasis until doctors can find a cure. The cure comes three hundred years too late, and she wakes to a futuristic world where animals are all but forgotten.

Descendants of her brother adopt her, and she's thrown back into high school. Exara, the class beauty, calls Jenny the Neanderthal girl, and she becomes more of a sideshow than a member of the senior class. Only Exara's gorgeous boyfriend, Maxim sympathizes with her. Her developing feelings for Maxim are only the beginning of her problems. There aren't any more animals to save, so Jenny involves herself with a rebel group called the Timesurfers, explorers searching the galaxy for another planet to inhabit to clone long-dead animal species. Soon, she must choose between her blossoming feelings for Maxim and her lifelong dream.



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March 31, 2014

I want to thank the Cuddlebloghoppery Blog for hosting this Blog Hop: The Best Series Blog Hop. This is a plan to introduce new bloggers to each other, bring some readers to your favourite author and come together as a community out of love and, of course,  TO FIGHT FOR OUR AUTHORS TO THE GRISLY DEATH!!!!

In honor of this blog hop, I'm giving away one ebook copy of the first book in my YA sci fi series:
 You can view the series here on Goodreads
Finding a new home has never been so dangerous.

Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer
assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf."

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

The third book just came out this past January, so you can now read the series as a whole without having to wait for another installment. Each book is told from a different character's perspective, but each character is in all three books. This is especially fun because you get to see the character from the other character's perspective. So the antagonist in book 1 is the protagonist in book 2! 
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your email for contact information if you win!  What I'd like to know is why you like to read a series as opposed to a stand alone book.
Thanks for entering!
Please visit the other blogs in this blog hop to win more prizes! 


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March 26, 2014




Preservationist Lila Gentry returns to her small Texas hometown to restore the famous Chisholm Trial whorehouse where her great-great grandmother was a madam in the 1880s. On her agenda is winning back Jake, the one that got away. But how do you rope a man who doesn’t want to be wrangled?
Jake lives by one creed: Keep it simple. His ex showing up in town, and rehashing old feelings complicates his life and makes him think about things he's rather forget.
When Lila’s restoration project is threatened before it even begins, she turns to Jake for help. Working together stirs up old feelings but while Lila and Jake always sizzle between the sheets – or wherever the moment takes them – it will involve some sweet-talking and finesse to bring these two together.


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March 25, 2014

 The GiveawayA pair of "Freezing Blue" earrings in honor of my book
Blurb:
About Sleeping Jenny... As the daughter of multimillionaires, Jennifer has everything she's ever needed, except time. Diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer, she has only months to live, and her dreams of working for National Geographic to save African elephants and polar bears are shattered. Her only hope is an experimental cryogenic freezing program, which will keep her in stasis until doctors can find a cure. The cure comes three hundred years too late, and she wakes to a futuristic world where animals are all but forgotten. Descendants of her brother adopt her, and she's thrown back into high school. Exara, the class beauty, calls Jenny the Neanderthal girl, and she becomes more of a sideshow than a member of the senior class. Only Exara's gorgeous boyfriend, Maxim sympathizes with her. Her developing feelings for Maxim are only the beginning of her problems. There aren't any more animals to save, so Jenny involves herself with a rebel group called the Timesurfers, explorers searching the galaxy for another planet to inhabit to clone long-dead animal species. Soon, she must choose between her blossoming feelings for Maxim and her lifelong dream.

I'm so excited to reveal my cover for my YA sci fi book, "Sleeping Jenny," coming out this fall from Spencer Hill Press. This book was contracted over a year ago as the novel "Frozen," so I'm itching to get it out into the world.

The cover is fantastic and embodies exactly what I want from the book. If you sign up, you can put up the giveaway on your blog for your followers as well as winning extra brownie points from me. I'd appreciate anyone who can help!

Sign up here to help with the reveal!


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March 24, 2014



I love promoting other authors who share the same publishers as I do. Sandy Green has a recent release from Astraea Press, and I've asked her to share a few things about it.

#1. Your story features dance. Are you a dancer? How much research did you have to do?

I have a BFA in dance from Florida State University and taught and choreographed for several years. Currently, I lead the liturgical dancers at Truro Anglican Church. My daughter was a competitive Irish dancer for several years, and I thought it would be fun to combine the two dance forms in one story!


#2. What did you first think when you saw your beautiful cover?

I was so excited to see the cover of No One’s Watching! I feel like the publisher had an excellent idea of the underlying theme of the story. The dancers are well trained which is evident in their respective poses. The use of one dancer in the foreground and one in the background reinforces the main character’s conflict in the story.

Now onto her New Release! 

The classical romanticism of Swan Lake meets the raw energy of Riverdance in NO ONE’S WATCHING. High school freshman Kitri Othersen is expected to follow in her moms and grandmothers turned-out footsteps - dance in a ballet company and then teach at the family dance studio. And she loves the idea. Right?  Not exactly.
 
At summer dance camp, Kitri isn't chosen for a ballet role at the end-of-camp performance. Ironically, she’s placed in an Irish dance duet, a form of dance her mother, for some inexplicable reason, hates. Soon Kitri realizes that she’s falling in love with everything about Irish dance, including her partner Blake. When her archrival is injured, Kitri is offered the coveted ballet piece in place of Irish dance. Kitri has to decide whether to crush her mom’s hopes or tie a Celtic knot to her new passion and hang on.

After all, if you aren’t following your dreams, whose dreams are you following? 

Look at this neat character pic of Sandy!

Where you can find Sandy:

BLOG The Sandy Side of LifeWEBSITE Sandy Green - Poet and Children's AuthorThe Tide Changers (Penumbra Publishing) MG AdventureComing in Feb. 2014:No One’s Watching (Astraea Press) YA Comtemporary Kiss and Tell  (Buzz Books USA) YA Fantasy
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Published on March 24, 2014 02:00 • 5 views