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May 21, 2013

Check out this amazing new cover, designed by one of my favorite cover makers, Steven Novak!

 I've read this book and it's awesome! You need to go buy it. Now. :)


BOOK AND AUTHOR INFO:
Grounded by G.P. Ching
Publication date: November 15th 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal/ Sci fi & Fantasy
Synopsis:All my life I've worked to be simple, but I can't pretend anymore. Nothing about me is simple.

In the year 2050, a secret government study nicknamed Operation Source Code injects eight volunte...
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May 14, 2013


Leigh T. Moore has a new series coming soon!

Here's a teaser.

Looks fantastic!





Seeing him there, leaning against the car...All I wanted was to go to him. I wanted to smooth the messy bangs from his eyes. I wanted him to kiss me. "Ugh," I quietly growled, banging my forehead lightly against the wall. "What is wrong with me?"I took a deep breath, put on a confident face, and went through the glass doors. "What are you doing here?" That smile crossed his lips, and I hated the way my body responded...
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Published on May 14, 2013 07:27 • 47 views

May 12, 2013


The final episode of Love, Tink is here - FAIRY MADNESS!




In the final episode of the Love, Tink series, Tinkerbell must face the consequences of her crimes and become the next queen of the fairy kingdom in order to send all the humans out of Neverland for good. She doesn’t love the king, but it’s her punishment to bear.

Turns out Peter doesn’t see it that way. And he’s not the only one.


On Amazon and Kobo

It was so much fun writing this one episode at a time, and I'm really excited to finish it a...
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May 11, 2013

May 6, 2013

We live part-time in Germany and that means every once in a while we get to go somewhere cool. It's especially cool when you don't realize you're going somewhere cool, and get overwhelmed by just how cool it is. :)

That happened last weekend when my hubby and I were invited to Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic to attend a rock mass. (I had no idea what that was either, but it sounded interesting.) Since google told us it was only a two hour drive from our home, we decided to go.

A person shoul...
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Published on May 06, 2013 06:18 • 47 views

May 2, 2013

Love, Tink #5 - DAZED & BEFUDDLED is out!


 Episode 5 in the Love, Tink novella serial series.

Tinkerbell and Jangle search in vain for Peter after he disappears. They have reason to believe Hook managed to take them both back to Neverland. Is it time for them to return, too? It means Belle will have to face the king and the consequences of her crimes against the kingdom, but she’s prepared to fulfill her sentence if it means saving Peter once again.

She has no idea what that’s actually...
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Published on May 02, 2013 03:00 • 47 views

April 30, 2013

I learned something new today--how to make my own book picture teasers! Let me show you what I did and then I'll tell you how.

These are for PERCEPTION.






Picture teasers are just another fun way to spark interest in your books.

Here are the steps I took:

1) Surf a stock art site. I found these at Bigstock. Prepare to spend a significant amount of time searching--you have to dig to find the right ones (I'm still looking for a good "Noah and Zoe" kissing pic! ha). Also, you should pay for them.

2) Sa...
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April 29, 2013

Some like it clean. Or, at least, clean-ish.

In the post Shades of Grey days of publishing it's hard to find good story telling that doesn't sneak up and smack you on the side of the head with explicit sex. If that's your thing, fine, I'm just saying it's not everybody's cup of tea and quite honestly, it's not mine.

So, I want to shout out a couple great Indie books I've read recently that did everything a good story should (ie: made me want to keep flipping pages!) without going there.

First u...
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Published on April 29, 2013 02:25 • 40 views

April 26, 2013

I'm so excited that NetGalley has opened its doors to Indie Authors. If you don't know what NetGalley is, it's the go to site for book reviewers, librarians, book sellers, etc, to find new great reads to, well, review and possibly buy. Up until recently this fantastic resource was only available to traditionally published authors.

Now you can go it alone or with a group. I say "yay" to the group! Twenty Indie Authors have joined forces to create their own NetGalley publishing presense.

We're ca...
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Published on April 26, 2013 05:44 • 37 views

April 17, 2013

*DRUM ROLL PLEASE*


Anastasia LoveMay
You are the winner of the Volition Release Celebration $200.00 gift card to your choice of Amazon, itunes or Barnes & Noble.
I've contacted you by email. Hope to hear from you soon.
Congratulations!!
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