Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stealing Breath Tour - Book Spotlight & Giveaway

Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent... creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn't even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. 

But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning? 

Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Childan evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. 

Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Does Usage Make You Weary?

Announcements first!


The Truths about Dating and Mating by Jaycee DeLorenzo was released on November 21st! It’s available in your choice of print or ebook from Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and ARE.


In Name Only by Carol Kilgore (Kindle Edition) is on sale for the holidays! $2.99 Starting 12:01 a.m. (Amazon Time) Friday, 11-23-12 to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, 12-15-12
You can find Carol Under the Tiki Hut. :)

Now for GPM...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Cover Reveal - Edge of Truth by Natasha Hanova



Citizens who report to work on time, obey the Overlord’s laws, and stay off the Synbot’s radar, live long lives. Long, dull, monotonous lives.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Being Thankful

When son #1 was in elementary school, he wrote an assignment from a holiday writing prompt. The teacher thought it was particularly good and sent me a copy. 

I liked it, too, so I decided to turn it into a Thanksgiving post, typos and all.




Monday, November 19, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Whoa! Check Your Usage

I have a short, quick lesson today. (You can stop cheering now. :P)

Reign vs Rein 
A king reigns.  
   (sovereign rule)
 
A cowboy reins. 
   (leather straps on a bridle)

Just remember a King has lots of gold, so give him the G.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stealing Breath - Excerpt Reveal

Today I have an excerpt reveal for you from the book Stealing Breath by Joanne BrothwellStealing Breath is a YA paranormal shapeshifter novel published by Crescent Moon Press and the first in the Stealing Breath series.

I've signed up for two dates on this tour, so later this month, on Thursday the 29th, I'll be posting a book spotlight with ebook giveaway. Be sure to mark your calendars and come back for that! 


An ancient evil has resurfaced,
the soul of the Indigo Child is at stake.
Beware those with the Stealing Breath...


Here's the excerpt...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Just Shoot Me

Announcements first!
The Stealing Breath book tour is this month. Come back Wednesday for an excerpt reveal. 




The Crimson Hunt, book 1 in the Eldaen Light Chronicles by Victoria H. Smith, is out!  If you're in the mood for a New Adult, Sci-fi college romance and you don't mind some heat, this one's for you. :)








Lisa Regan, author of suspense/crime novel Finding Claire Fletcher (due to be released on Dec. 6th), revealed the cover for her new book, Aberration, this week. Check it out!





Now for GPM... 


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IWSG - Embracing Our Infancy



How many of you cringe when you read one of your early attempts at fiction? 

*shudder* I do. 

I blush and shake my head, musing how naive I was to think that was good writing. And how kind my first readers were not to laugh. 

I try not to think of those early days because...well...it's flat out embarrassing. 

But what if I step back and look at this from a different POV.

I recently read a post on a fellow writer's blog entitled Totaled, in which she tells of writing her first novel and how she finally scrapped it as a total loss. Yet she didn't consider it a waste of time. In fact, she's glad for the experience. And her post got me thinking...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Grammar Police Monday - Double Trouble

Announcements first!

It’s release day for Betwixt, a YA paranormal romance by MelissaPearl! Congrats, Melissa!!! :D

You can find Betwixt on: 
Amazon  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Smashwords  ~  Goodreads 

It will soon be available at Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony and Apple, too.

Wednesday, November 7th is... 
Insecure Writers Support Group
I’ve scheduled an encouraging post I hope you’ll enjoy.



Today I'm cloning myself! (Apropos, yes?)  I’m posting here, and I’m also guest posting at Leave It To Livia about my blogging experiences.  I’d love it if you’d pay Livia’s blog a visit when you're done.  :)


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Now for GPMDouble Trouble 
                Double Possessives & Double Negatives

Friday, November 2, 2012

Book Tour - The Big Smoke by Cally Jackson

I'm super excited to have author Cally Jackson on the blog today. Cally was here a short time ago for a cover reveal, and now she's back with an interview to announce the release of her debut novel, The Big Smoke

Congratulations, Cally! 
*cue balloons & streamers*

Cally's a real sweetheart, and I enjoy hosting her despite the fact her regional spellings give my word processor fits. :P


First a refresher of the cover and blurb...