Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Pushalooza

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Overview of Dark Isle

When evil begets evil, a choice is forced on Quinn, the one person who can see the danger. Does she save the ones she loves, or does she save the world from Chaos?

As the realms of Fae and human collide, Quinn's future has never looked so grim, or so damn impossible.

Genre- Urban Fantasy
Overview of Enemy in Blue

 The streets aren't safe when your enemy wears a blue uniform and a gold badge.
What if the good guys weren't good?
What if a cop went rogue and killed an innocent man?
What if it was all caught on video and the cop would do anything to cover it up?
Chase this lawless cop through the streets and to a scintillating series of showdowns with Cruz Marquez, a young attorney trying to nail down his enemy in blue.
Will justice be served?
Genre- Thriller

Overview of Land of the Noonday Sun

When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun.

A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes though when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves?
Genre- Contemporary Romance

Overview of This Time Forever

Delaney Brannigan and Blake Morrisson met at the Cedar Cove annual costume dance, known only to each other as the leopard and the cowboy--but, as Delaney soon discovers, the cowboy she'd thought had ridden off into the sunset never to tempt her again, is none other than the man she came from New York to find and discredit. Against her will, Delaney is drawn deeper and deeper into an overwhelming attraction to Blake--an attraction she can't give in to if she wants to keep the one thing she values more than anything else.
Genre- Contemporary Romance

Overview of Cassidy Jones and the Secret Formula

Fourteen-year-old Cassidy Jones wakes up the morning after a minor accident in the laboratory of a world-renowned geneticist to discover that her body has undergone some bizarre physical changes. Her senses, strength, and speed have been radically enhanced.

Lives are put at risk when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous, action-packed adventure. Soon they are forced to confront a maniacal villain willing to do anything - including murder - to reach his own ambitious goals.

Genre- YA/MG Superhero

Overview of Gray Justice

Gray Justice is the fast-paced debut thriller from Alan McDermott. When a killer walks free from court, the victim's father sees just two options: accept the judge's decision; or take on the entire British justice system. Tom Gray chooses the latter and his crusade attracts instant worldwide media coverage. It was just what Tom was hoping for, but it brought him a lot more than he bargained for.

Gray Justice is much more than a simple tale of revenge: it's a rollercoaster ride with an ending you'll never forget!
Genre- Thriller

Overview of Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00

"Their lives are in the hands of two 18-year-olds..."
A Prominent P.I. is gunned down - killed by a sniper - and it’s broadcasted on live TV.
Now, her daughter, along with her childhood pal, are thrust into a complex and riveting thriller forced to take on a secret club whose members call themselves The Privileged Ones.
Murder. Teen abductions and illegal underground parties.
They’re chased by men in ski-masks, nearly gunned down by members of a cartel, and the only way to bring down this criminal enterprise; is to crash a Mardi Gras bash and stop their private cruise ship from sailing off into the sunset.


Overview of Allegiance

Who do YOU pledge allegiance to?

After exposing one of the most notorious rings of police corruption in history, lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border. That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife.

Will Cruz pledge allegiance to do right, or will he do anything to serve up revenge?

Genre- Thriller

Overview of Curbchek Reload

Curbchek-Reload is a dark account of the streets as they were worked by Zach Fortier, a dangerously deranged cop. Welcome back to the inner city and the twisted mentality of Zach Fortier. Patrolling the streets, broken and mentally damaged from years of urban violence, Zach fights a losing battle to maintain a hold on reality. Join him in the passenger seat of a police cruiser for more of the darker and meaner side of life: The inner city. In Curbchek-Reload you get a front row seat to an attempted murder of a cop, suicide attempts, rapes, and DARK cop humor. Curbchek-Reload - Fasten your bullet proof vest and buckle your seatbelt, it is gonna be a wild ride!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ascendio 2012

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Ascendio convention. Now, this is a convention for Harry Potter fans (which I am, and forever will be) but what actually drew me there was the "Quill Track," a schedule filled with author/agent panels, author readings/signings, and agent pitch sessions. It was truly an amazing experience.

 I attended with one of my critique partners, Amy Christine Parker. Er, Voldermort was there as well.

 This was one of the author panels I attended.
(l-r, Mark Oshiro, Carlie Webber, Lindsay Ribar, Libba Bray, Joanna Volpe)

I went to Libba Bray's reading where she read the beginning of The Diviners. Can. Not. Wait.

Then, she turned into a zombie.

Oh noes!

I also met Beth Revis, who was awesome and funny and really nice.

Of course, there was all sorts of fun merchandise. These were my favorites. They had Harry Potter too, but I'm posting the Doctor Who ponies because the middle one is just scary.

Don't blink.

And then there was karaoke.

And dancing.

Yep, that's Quirrell and Tonks swing dancing to Johnny B. Goode. Sadly, I did not get a picture of Snape and James polka dancing.

I did however get this picture.

And this one.

The later it got, the sillier everyone got, which was a beautiful, beautiful thing. Unfortunately, my phone died, along with my ability to take pictures, so you'll just have to trust me on that one.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Book Giveaway

Check out Natalie C. Parker's awesome book giveaway including copies of The Blood Keeper and Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton, The Curiosities by the Merry Sisters of Fate, and fabu swag!

Go here.

Aren't they pretty?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Indiana 2012

I spent the week of July 4th visiting family, going to parks, and just having fun. First, there was the playground of awesomeness.
This is a K-2 playground that is open to the public. It has two zip lines, seven slides, a treadmill, and a barrell roll, and that's only about half of the awesomeness.

Then there was the Indianapolis Zoo.

And King's Island, the very same place where Jan lost Dad's plans on The Brady Bunch.

Do you think you have pantophobia?
This is how I like to start my manuscripts.

But mostly we did a lot of this.

And this.

Until it was time for this.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


This post will be full of links and all of the other interesting things that are happening in my world.

  • I've got an interview up at my publisher's website. You'll learn what inspired Spirit World and what my current WIPs are as well as some other interesting tidbits. Check it out here.
  •  My most recent short story, The Boy with the Bleeding Feet, is up at Fiction Femme Fatale. It's a reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
  •  Another short story of mine, A Stitch of Blood, is still available over at Read Nine: A Journal of Imaginative Fiction.
  •  In the next week or so, I'll be doing posts about my recent trip to Indiana as well as pics from Ascendio, the Harry Potter convention, which I'll be attending this weekend.