Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spirit World Release and Blog Tour

Hi, everyone! I know it's been a while since I posted here, but I've been gearing up for a three week blog tour, which starts April 2. I'll post the complete itinerary here once everything is confirmed. Spirit World releases in just two weeks!

Friday, March 22, 2013

18 Things by Jamie Ayers

Can eighteen things save a life?

Olga Gay Worontzoff thinks her biggest problems are an awful name and not attending prom with Conner, her best friend and secret crush since kindergarten.

Then, Conner is killed in a freak boating accident and Olga feels responsible for his death. When she downs an entire bottle of pills to deal with the emotional pain, her parents force her into counseling. There, her therapist writes a prescription in the form of a life list titled "18 Things": eighteen quests to complete the year of her eighteenth birthday.

But there's more to Olga’s quests than meets the eye and when her therapist reveals a terrifying secret, her world is shaken.

There’s only one thing she knows for certain: her choices won’t just affect her future, but all eternity.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fade by AK Morgan

FADE - The Ragnarök Prophesies: Book One by A.K. Morgen

Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy


What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don't understand what's happening to them or why, and they're running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.

FADE is available from Curiosity Quills Press at Amazon US | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | Barnes and Noble | Kobo. You can learn more at or by following Ayden on Twitter or Facebook.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ever by Jessa Russo

My publisher, Curiosity Quills is having a .99 sale this week for a large number of their titles. I'll be posting about a few of them. You'll also be able to enter to win a $75 Amazon gift card. First up is:


Jessa Russo

The EVER Trilogy, Book One

Seventeen-year-old Ever's love life has been on hold for the past two years. She's secretly in love with her best friend Frankie, and he's completely oblivious.
Of course, it doesn't help that he's dead, and waking up to his ghost every day has made moving on nearly impossible.

Frustrated and desperate for something real, Ever finds herself falling for her hot new neighbor Toby. His relaxed confidence is irresistible, and not just Ever knows it. But falling for Toby comes with a price that throws Ever's life into a whirlwind of chaos and drama. More than hearts are on the line, and more than Ever will suffer.

Some girls lose their hearts to love.
Some girls lose their minds.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

This conversation happened last week.

Hubby: Mommy got a package in the mail.
Small Child: Is it a book?
My child knows me well, but what he didn't know was that one of the books was for him.

I do my best to encourage a love of reading in my house. One of the things that I do is to expand upon books we've read with activities. Here are the activities we did with How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World.

We made apple turnovers.
We talked about the life cycle of an apple.
We planted apple seeds.
We had a lot of fun with these activities. In fact, he was the one who suggested we take them a step further and plant the apple seeds. As he gets older, I'm hoping to continue exploring books with him.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Sunshine Tour -- Orlando

Check out this awesome group of Florida authors who made a stop at the Winter Garden Barnes and Noble on March 2nd. Lots of fun and silliness was had as the authors answer questions such as: Are you a pantster or a plotter (most were pansters like me), What made you decide to write YA, and If one of your characters wrote a letter to you, what would they say?

Back row l-r Lucienne Diver, Jessica Martinez, Kristen Simmons, JA Souders, Anna Banks, Gaby Triana
Front row l-r Karen Amanda Hooper, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Heather Burch