Sunday, September 22, 2013

Invisible Book Trailer

Check out this awesome fan made book trailer for INVISIBLE! This was made by Chloe O'Grady!!

Thanks so much! I love the trailer!!

Invisible Book Trailer

Saturday, September 21, 2013

FAN MAIL!!

INVISIBLE is having a great time on Wattpad right now!

It's up to just over 300,000 reads, which is awesome!

I've had so much fun getting to interact with the Wattpad readers and hearing what they think of Mason and Olivia's story. What a great group of readers!

One of those fabulous readers, Jayne (Wattpad tag @TheLonelyDarkness) created this fan cover for INVISIBLE and I wanted to share it with every one!

If you want to check out INVISIBLE for yourself, stop by Wattpad today!

Invisible


Olivia's best friend is not imaginary. He’s not a ghost, either. And she's pretty sure he's not a hallucination. He’s just Mason. He is, however, invisible. When Olivia spotted the crying little boy on her front porch at five years old, she had no idea she was the only one who could see him. Twelve years later when new-girl Robin bumps into the both of them and introduces herself to Mason, they are both stunned. Mason couldn't be more pleased that someone else can see him. Olivia, on the other hand, isn't jumping at the chance to welcome Robin into their circle. Jealousy may have something to do with that, but honest fear that Robin's presence will put Mason in danger is soon validated when a strange black car begins showing up everywhere. The race to find out what Robin knows in time to protect Mason from whatever threats are coming becomes Olivia's only focus. 

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

As a part of the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader and Book Hounds, I am giving away a Kindle copy of George Orwell's 1984

Out of all the banned and challenged books, I chose 1984 for the giveaway because it was the first classic I read as a teen that really shocked me and made me think about how different life could be and what living in such a society could do to a person. 

So...what is banned books week? 

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." 

Find out more at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek


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Monday, September 9, 2013

FAN MAIL!!!

One of my current projects, INVISIBLE, is currently being featured on Wattpad

In the first week, INVISIBLE has received over 60,000 reads from the amazing Wattpad members and lots of great comments and messages. One of those fabulous comments was from BruisedDreams, who created this unique banner for Invisible. 

This is how BruisedDreams pictured Olivia and Mason at five years old when they first found each other...when Olivia spotted him crying on her front porch...when no one believed her that he was real because she was the only one that could see him. He wasn't her imaginary friend, he was her best friend, and still is. 

I love the banner, BruisedDreams! Thank you so much!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

My Crazy Corner: Introducing Delsheree Gladden, author of Wicked Hu...

My Crazy Corner: Introducing Delsheree Gladden, author of Wicked Hu...: What kind of teen wants to feed on pain and suffering? Definitely not your average high school crowd. The Roth siblings, however, have spe...

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Distractions...

"I use Grammarly for english proofreading because me and commas are not friends."

When you're an author, sometimes multitasking isn't a good thing

In between graduating with my degree in Dental Hygiene and staring my new job, I had the summer to spend time with my family and get caught up on a few projects. Well, I planned to get caught up on a few projects anyway. 


With my To Do list looking something like this...


And my reading list looking something like this...

I didn't get quite as much done as I thought I would. 

But, the real reason I didn't finish as many projects as I would have liked was because I kept starting new ones! 

My main goal this summer as far as writing went was to learn a ton about promoting my new book, Wicked Hunger, and finish writing the sequel, Wicked Power. I did spend a lot of time figuring out how to market my book (the jury is still out on how effective it was) and got a lot done, but I made only about 12,000 words of progress on Wicked Power. 

Why? 

Because I wrote a completely different book instead and almost finished another one besides that. I thought taking a break from Wicked Power would help me work through a few plot issues I was struggling with. Instead, I got completely distracted. Sorry readers! I know you're waiting for Wicked Power, and I promise I will get it done over the next few months. 

So what got me so distracted? 

My very first published novel, Escaping Fate, has been falling behind my series lately. As a standalone book, it just wasn't grabbing as much attention. So, I decided to turn it into a series. Soul Stone is the second book in the series and follows Arrabella as she begins to realize her connection with Aztec gods has left her with an ability she'd rather not have and a new curse to figure out before someone gets hurt. Soul Stone is now going through beta readers and is planned to be published in early 2014. A third book, still unnamed, will complete the series, but will likely not be ready until 2015. Anyone who'd like to take a peek at Escaping Fate in preparation for Soul Stone can check it out Amazon, ibooks, and most major ebook retailers. 


The other project that stole my time away from Wicked Power was a story about an Invisible boy named Mason. After watching his family murdered in front of him, Masons tries to get help, but realizes no one can see him...except for Olivia. They become best friends instantly, but now as teenagers they begin to realize their feelings go beyond friendship. In the midst of trying to figure out the logistics of falling in love when one of them is invisible, Mason and Olivia become aware that a group of killers is hunting Mason, and if they find him, they have no intention of letting him live. The book is temporarily titled "Invisible" but I'm working on coming up with something better suited to the story. You can check out Invisible now on Wattpad
One last project to share, even though this one didn't take up much time this summer since it was already written. You can check out my YA post-apocalytptic novel, Child of Destruction, right now on Swoon Reads for FREE! Swoon Reads is a new pilot project from Macmillan Publishing where readers and editors get to vote and comment on the novel uploaded to their site. The novels that garner the most attention may just be published by Macmillan! So stop by Swoon Reads today and check out Child of Destruction