A.E. Rought's Blog

October 1, 2013

Hey, y'all! October is here and so is TAINTED!! In celebration of Alex's story hitting shelves around the world, I'm running an international giveaway contest. Up for grabs:
1.) Signed copies of both BROKEN and TAINTED! Keep 'em for yourself, or spread the broken, twisted, angsty love!
2.) A custom designed zombie deer 'sock monkey' stuffie made by Sockamajigs! Those who've read BROKEN will recognize the inspiration for this undead cutie.
3.) Winner's choice of $25 gift card to Amazon or The Boo...
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Published on October 01, 2013 04:17 • 106 views

September 24, 2013



That's been me. Not the green part, but the flailing and the Yay-ing! This has been a little while in the making, and I think my heart stopped at every turn. So, basically, I've been walking around undead from excitement!

Well, the news is out now, so here's the post from Publishers Marketplace: Television rights: A.E. Rought's BROKEN, pitched as a reimagining of the Frankenstein story in which a grieving girl falls in love with a boy not wholly himself, optioned for adaptation as an hour-long...
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Published on September 24, 2013 10:42 • 139 views

June 6, 2013

That's right, y'all! I can finally talk about this. 
BROKEN has a sequel!!The title is TAINTED It's darker, faster-paced, gritty, gruesome, a little steamy and told from Alex's point-of-view!


Isn't it GORGEOUS?? *swoon* I am a lucky, lucky girl. Artist Steven Wood knocked it out of the park on this one! The hanuting colors, the devastation surrounding them, Alex carrying Emma... *pets the pretty*

What's TAINTED about, you ask? Well, I'm glad you did! Here's the summary:

Alex Franks beli...
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Published on June 06, 2013 09:00 • 95 views

April 19, 2013

I have truly been sucking at blogging these past few months. In my defense, I wrote ALL THE WORDS since mid-January.One complete novel that's due to release with Strange Chemsitry on October 1st, and a related short story, too. And lately, there have been developments behind the scenes I can't talk about that are eating up all my smarts.

However, I have started a new story toy I'm very excited about! It's incredibly sci-fi, which is a big departure from the dark paranormal I've been writing la...
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Published on April 19, 2013 15:36 • 82 views

March 22, 2013

I'm running a Twitter contest for the next 24 hours, until 6pm EST. It's super simple to enter to win a signed copy of my YA novel BROKEN!

RULES:
You have to follow me on Twitter. http://twitter.com/aeroughtWill ship internationallyRT this tweet from me: WIN BROKEN: I want to read BROKEN by @AERought! RT for a chance to win a signed copy #Brokenheartsneedlovetoo
Pretty easy! You can ener as often as you want, but you have to RT the tweet from me so I can track it. 
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Published on March 22, 2013 15:06 • 52 views

December 22, 2012


BROKEN is coming out so soon my head is spinning. Did you know there's a blog tour going on right now? Yup. I'm all over the place. :-P

At the Manga Maniac Cafe is one of the toughest interviews I've ever done.

Over on BookAngel Booktopia is a guest post I enjoyed writing about music and BROKEN with embedded videos. Emma has a great review of BROKEN up, too.




And on More Than Just Magic is an inerview with a fun lightning round of questions.

The Reader Girls blog has a review.
 The lovely Bo...
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Published on December 22, 2012 07:15 • 87 views

December 11, 2012

Well, not really... I'm not teasing you today. You can download the opening pages of BROKEN!!

Open publication - Free publishing - More a.e.rought

Hope you enjoy them!
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Published on December 11, 2012 04:13 • 58 views

November 26, 2012



Fellow Strange Chemistry author Christian Schoon asked on Twitter about the production/process of the trailer above, so I figured I would give a "Making of" post a whirl.

From the start, I had a really strong idea of what I wanted the trailer for BROKEN to look like with the mix of video clips and stills. The one thing that fell by the wayside, or hit this director's cutting room floor, was the idea of recording narration. Once I saw the monochrome setting on our camera, I decided the pictures...
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Published on November 26, 2012 13:05 • 43 views

October 9, 2012

Well, copy edits and my son getting ready to leave for the Army kicked my blogging habits right in the butt. A couple weeks ago, Strange Chemistry sister and fellow Gotham Group girl Gwenda Bond tagged me with The Next Big Thing meme. Then sweet Ingrid Jonach asked if she could tag me, too. I'm a sucker for my pub sisters...

According to Gwenda, it's up to the taggee whether they want to talk about their current book, their next one, or what they're working on now. Seeing as my next Strange Ch...
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Published on October 09, 2012 04:29 • 60 views

September 26, 2012

That's right, y'all. Another SQUEE worthy event in this crazy rollercoaster of my little writer life.  Michelle Zink, author of the captivating Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy and her latest novel, A Temptation of Angels (covered pictured to the left) has graciously given BROKEN a blurb! *dances*

If y'all don't know who Michelle is... Why not?! Seriously missing out, people. Go check out her books. Follow her on Twitter. I lifted this from the bio page on her website:

Michelle Zink lives i...
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Published on September 26, 2012 04:56 • 47 views