Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Lenny Lee!!!

Time flies when you're having fun...

It's hard to believe FOUR years ago, I met Lenny Lee (link), an eleven year-old boy who liked playing outside, raccoons, and writing, and whose icon was (and is) a happy sunshine. 

Lenny was dealing with health problems, and his family wasn't sure he'd survive them. Fast-forward to today, and here we are celebrating--Lenny Lee is FIFTEEN! Holy driver's license! 

We're all just celebrating and doing the happy dance!

HAPPBIRTHDAY, Lenny!!! 


*throws confetti*

You're no longer playing with toy cars... soon you'll be racing your own! (Ha ha--just teasing!)

Have a great day, my YA friend, and a super week, reader- and writer-friends! Hop back tomorrow for another important announcement... #squee

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Get Your #Steampunk on and #WIN!

Happy Wednesday, reader-friends! Today I've got TWO fab author-friends here to help you get  your Steampunk on, and you can WIN!!! 

Gear up for GEARS OF BRASS! 



A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.  

Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.  

Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path. 

GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills.  It will be available for purchase on November 10, 2014.  Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings.  Eleven authors will guide you through worlds
filled with airships, top hats, and corsets.

Meet the authors:

Jordan Elizabeth writes young adult fantasy for Curiosity Quills, including ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW which was published in October and the upcoming TREASURE DARKLY; she’s represented by the Belcastro Agency.

J. Million
is the author of Last of the Giants and can always be found reading or writing.

Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is a professional storyteller and author of several books including, Medieval Tales That Kids Can Read and Tell, Breadline Blue, Legends Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York, and Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories and Activities for At-Risk Youth Programming.

SA Larsen is represented by Paula Munier of Talcott Notch Literary and is the author of published short stories, community-interest stories, and magazine articles focused on children. 

Grant Eagar is an Engineer who would take the tales he told his children at bed time, and transform them into fantasy stories. 

Clare Weze is the author of The House of Ash (forthcoming) and the co-author and editor of Cloudscapes over the Lune.

Eliza Tilton: gamer, writer and lover of dark chocolate; author of the YA Fantasy, BROKEN FOREST, published by Curiosity Quills Press.

Heather Talty's stories have been featured in Enchanted Conversation, as well as her own fractured fairy tale site, Mythopoetical (www.Beatrixcottonpants.com).

W.K. Pomeroy is a third generation writer who has published more than 70 short stories/articles/poems across many genres and styles, which now includes Steampunk.

Christine Baker is the author of Lana's End, The Guild of Dagda, and many more. 

Natalia Darcy: a bookilicious reader, tea drinker and Zumba aficionado who enjoys playing cards against humanity and washing her hair with ice cold water. 

You can get your steampunk fix before GEARS OF BRASS is released in November.  To enter for your chance to win a copy of GEARS OF BRASS, you will need to share the cover.  This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter…


Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper (#insert link) to record it.  It will give you more chances to win.  The drawing for the winner will be held on October 27th

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Also, my good author-friend Susan Kaye Quinn has THIRD DAUGHTER, the first in her Bollypunk series, currently FREE!

Check it out...

Third Daughter
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Steampunk Fantasy Romance  - (suitable for ages 13+) - the first book, Third Daughter, is FREE


Assassins, skyships, and royal intrigue...
The Third Daughter of the Queen wants to marry for love, but rumors of a new flying weapon force her to accept a barbarian prince's proposal of a peace-brokering marriage.
KindleNookKoboiTunesGoogle Play


To find out more about The Dharian Affairs trilogy
CLICK HERE



Hope you're having a super week, reader-friends! Remember to check in on my Facebook page for a NEW, fun giveaway every Friday~ #muwah

Monday, October 6, 2014

Play and #WIN a #Free Book!

GUESS THE TRUE STATEMENT & WIN JESSICA BELL'S THRILLER, WHITE LADY! (Statement #46)

To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell's latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below.

To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:

The following is a line from the book:

a. I envision the look of calm on a dead face, relax my jaw, and take a deep breath.

b. There is nothing more relaxing than witnessing one’s breathing to cease.

c. What I need is good cutting spree to calm myself down.

What do you think? Which one is true? 

Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within in 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.

Want more chances to win?

You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 48 hours only from the time of posting.

If you win, you will be notified by email with instructions on how to download the book.

Click HERE to see the list of blogs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

*This novel contains coarse language, violence, and sexual themes.

Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she's rehabilitating herself as a "normal" mother and mathematics teacher, it's time to stop dreaming about slicing people's throats.

While being the wife of Melbourne's leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she's determined to make it work.

It does work. Until Mia, her lover's daughter, starts exchanging saliva with her son, Mick. They plan to commit a crime behind Sonia's back. It isn't long before she finds out and gets involved to protect them.

But is protecting the kids really Sonia's motive?


Click HERE to view the book trailer.

Click HERE for purchase links.



Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the director of the Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca.

She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.



Connect with Jessica online:


Monday, September 29, 2014

Get Undertow for Just 99 Cents!

Reader-friends! I hope you're doing FAB!

I'm hard at work on my next release--an action-adventure story set in the deep woods of south-Mississippi.

If you'd like a sneak-peek, the first chapter draft is up on Wattpad here: http://www.wattpad.com/story/4328563-21-days-work-in-progress

My Target release date is December 29. I need a title for it. #conundrum

In the meantime, I've put Undertow on sale for 99 cents!

I know, "That's CRAZY!" you say, but I have a lot of teen readers, and they want to read the whole series. So I'm doing my best to be accommodating.

Grab your copy today and get lost in this bestselling romantic family-saga all set on the gorgeous beaches of south Alabama.



Purchase links are here:

UNDERTOW
(currently 99 cents!)

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1bWeieu

Print copies
CreateSpace: http://bit.ly/18yKqTb



DRAGONFLY
(eBook is FREE!)

Google Play: http://bit.ly/NlB2cb

Print copies
CreateSpace: http://bit.ly/Zrglyq

If you haven't noticed, I'm not blogging as much these days--I'm writing more! But you can always check in with me on my Facebook page (link)!

Have a super week, reader-friends, and remember to leave reviews~