Thursday, September 27, 2012

New blog header!

I hired Giselle of Xpresso Reads to design a new header for my blog! She did such a great job. I am really happy with it. She only charges $25 dollars and is really easy to work with (and quick)! I highly recommend her if you are looking for a blog face lift! (The girl in the header is the creation of Ljilja, whose digital work I LOVE!)  Thanks Giselle! It is so beautiful!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Here are the winners!!
The grand prize goes to: Brandy Rocha
And the second place winner is Jamie Canosa! Congrats ladies! Send me your addresses ASAP and I'll get the packages mailed off ! Thanks to all that entered!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Looking for an Editor??

Looking for an editor?? I recently hired a TERRIBLE editor to work on Souls in Peril. She was just starting out, and in college, so I thought I'd help her out. DISASTER! It took a month and all she did was insert commas. Really? A month for 200 commas? Yeah, What a waste of time and $$$.
Juli Caldwell, a friend and fellow author, started an editing business called Firefly Editing Services so I thought I'd give her a try next. What did I have to lose but time and more $$$, right? Not only was she quick, but she did an outstanding job! I can recommend her with confidence! She fixed errors, along with tense problems. She even pointed out a few problematic story line issues that I easily fixed by adding a line or two. In other words, she did what an editor should do!!
Editors matter, especially for Indie writers. Last month I had Unlovable re-edited by two different editors. Sara, the woman writing the screenplay for Unlovable, wanted me to change a few things in the novel for the movie, minor things like having turn Maggie 18 at the start of the story. Since I had to make these change I decided to have Unlovable re-edited and polished up after some readers mentioned finding typos. It is amazing what you think is a polished manuscript is in fact still flawed. Your eyes see what you meant to write, and their eyes see what is actually there! I can't emphasis enough the importance of hiring a good editor, and choosing one with a solid reputation.
Lesson learned!
Thanks Juli, and thanks to the many good editors that make us authors look semi intelligent!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

TWO Winners!! Souls in Peril!

Announcing the official release of my new novel Souls in Peril

Senior Max Sanchez has it all. He's the star pitcher for Port Fare High's baseball team. He's dating the head cheerleader, Emma McKay. He also has a great group of friends.
Junior JD Miller's life isn't nearly as good. Unlike Max, JD struggles with making friends. He's a social misfit. And he's being bullied at every turn. JD is also barely surviving.
A tragic accident changes everything and Max is thrown into JD's world. Will he survive? Will JD? Will Emma's love for Max survive? How will this all affect these Souls in Peril?

To celebrate, I am having a huge giveaway package from seven authors. There will be TWO lucky winners!! 

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive:

A Paperback copy of my new novel Souls in Peril...but there's more!

A (one) Souls in Peril inspired keychain,  a Sheppard's Hook (one) bookmark, and swag,


A $10 Gift card to Amazon, AND WIN ....

A Paperback copy of Pete and Tink, a novella by me.

Pete Pancerella loves two things in life: Video games and Spongy Crèmes. He’s happy, content, and he’s also a geek. All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and Tink answers the call. But will it take more than a five-and-a-half inch faery to whip this manga-loving goofball into shape?

A paperback copy of Unlovable by me, 

Seventeen year-old Maggie Brown is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes. But drugs are not Maggie's problem... her mother is.
Maggie’s struggling with her growing feelings for the new guy at school, Seth Prescott, and fears he is just another person who will let her down, like everyone in her life has done thus far.
Seth Prescott is an undercover cop assigned to Port Fare High, and despite his job, he’s developed strong feelings for Maggie.
Seth’s working tirelessly to flush out the sadistic drug peddlers that have invaded the small town of Port Fare, New York, while Maggie fights to stay alive as the search turns deadly.
Seth and Maggie’s romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak and self-discovery as their world is about to change forever.
(Soon to made into a movie!)  AND WIN...

A paperback copy of Geek Girl By Cindy C Bennett.

"Think I could turn that boy bad?"
My two best friends--my only two friends, really--follow my gaze and laugh.
"Trevor Hoffman?" Beth scoffs. "No way, Jen."
"I bet I could," I say, shrugging.
"Why him?" Beth asks. "Why not any of the other nerds sitting there with him?"
"Because," I say slowly, "he isn't your typical run-of-the-mill geek. Trevor Hoffman is different. He would be a little more difficult to take down--more of a challenge, you know?"
Jen's teenage life of rebelling and sneaking out is growing stale. In an effort to combat her boredom, Jen makes a bet to turn Trevor, a nice geek, into a "bad boy." Unexpectedly, she is pulled into Trevor's world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even--ugh!--bowling. Jen discovers that hanging out with Trevor isn't so bad after all.
But when Trevor finds out about the wager, all bets are off. AND WIN...

A sudden increase in the violence and frequency of wolf attacks in the forest surrounding Piera has all of the residents on edge.
Ruby: Three years ago, Rafe left their tiny mountain burg of Piera, leaving Ruby Hood behind to mend her shattered heart. Dealing with the fear created by the powerful and intelligent wolf would be enough for anyone, but now Ruby has to contend with more heartwrenching news . . . Rafe has come home.
Lowell: Rafe's brother, Lowell, has befriended Ruby in his absence. He's almost as gorgeous as Rafe, and nearly as charming, but the problem is . . . he's not Rafe.
Rafe:  Rafe had no choice but to leave three years earlier, in spite of sharing an earth shattering kiss with his lifelong best friend Ruby. Now, he's back . . . and he's willing to fight for what he wants.


 A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux. 
While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.

An eCopy of The Sweetest Kiss by Marie Higgins

Lord Trey Worthington isn’t about to give his heart to a woman. He does not want a marriage like his parents. But when his mother brings a childhood acquaintance into the home to sponsor into society, Trey has to get Miss Faraday trained properly. The more he gets to know Judith, the more he yearns for something he doesn’t dare reach for. Judith is after a faithful husband—something Trey has been convinced most of his life he’ll never become.
Judith Faraday is only after one thing—to marry her Naval Officer and enjoy a life full of love. She’s doubtful her dream will ever come true while living as the ward to the dowager duchess. However, the longer Judith is with the dowager’s son, Trey, an attraction blossoms. Judith now wonders if God has different plans for her life, because Trey doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage…the very thing Judith cannot do without.

An eCopy of The Book of Horus: Breathings by IC Fisher

The Myth
The Man 
The Memory of their love .....
Separated by tragedy, the hawk-headed god Horus will stop at nothing to rejoin with the woman that he loves. The bonds of their love transcend all time and space. Even death could not extinguish the flames. Any sacrifice was not too great.
All that mattered is that they could live their immortal lives together.

Side note: Paul Beeley designed my Unlovable cover and  IC Fishers cover :}       


In a world where a Mystic’s torn flesh is worth more than six month’s wages and death-auctions are whispered about in every Okoru city, seventeen-year-old Mystic twins, Wyan and Lor, are determined to change it all—and survive. 


There’s nothing wrong with a touch of madness. – Cheshire Cat Someday Hatta will save the kingdom. In his mind, at least. But his talents of uncharacteristic kindness and a passion for colors hardly qualify him for such a destiny. In a kingdom that doesn’t need saving, a young man ignorant of social norms is the unlikeliest of heroes. On the other end of the spectrum is Chism, a young Elite soldier who thrives on conflict. How will this rash, obsessive soldier aid the childlike Hatta in his journey? Along the way, the Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, Queen, and other familiar characters emerge to fill their eminent roles as well. Witness literature’s most lovable lunatic’s tangled ascent into madness.

The second place winner will receive:
Paperback copies of Souls in Peril, Unlovable and Pete & Tink. Also a Souls in Peril Key chain and Bookmark!! (See picture above)

Enter today!! Only three entries are mandatory, the rest are for extra points toward winning! Only US winners will receive paperback books. International winner will receive all eBooks. No Swag, bookmarks or key chains for international winners either. Sorry:{  Thank you!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

And the winner is...

And the winner is Sarah Ebbith Cruz Aponte. Email me your address and I'll send you the books! Congrats!