Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cover Reveal Feudlings in Sight

Please help us celebrate our first cover reveal; Wendy Knight's Fate on Fire novella, Feudlings in Sight! Available Thursday on Astraea Press, Amazon, and all other major ebook retailers!
Blurb: Boys of war suck at romance. Charity Delyle has lived in the shadow of her Prodigy cousin and his powerful Guard since the day she was born. And she doesn’t mind—really. Except that being in Hunter’s shadow means that he can’t see her. And she’d like that to change. Hunter has one purpose in life: Protect the Prodigy, or die trying. That means a social life, school, and even Charity come last until the war is over. For the most part, he’s okay with that—he can lose everything if he has to…except his seer. Starting at a new school should be much safer than living in a war-ravaged Carules headquarters. But this new school is different than the others. Friendships are forged and destinies are questioned, and Hunter’s decision could cost them all everything they’ve been hoping for. Excerpt: “Okay, do you want to practice the ones we learned last week or just start new ones?” She had carefully color-coded the spell book with sticky tabs — spells they had mastered, spells they had practiced, spells that would come in handy one day — she was very organized. And if the Council ever found out she put sticky tabs in a book that was over three hundred years old, they would kill her completely dead. “Learn as much as you can, Shane. Gonna be hard to find a place to practice in the mountains of Utah, surrounded by Normals.” Hunter idly traced spells in the air, letting them fizzle and die without igniting them. “Well, alright.” Charity flipped to the red section — spells that would come in handy one day. She started at the top. “This one is called an Al-able.” The odd word rolled awkwardly off her tongue. “It’s like… it looks like it’s sort of a flat triangle of flames.” Hunter and Shane both walked over, studying the spell in the book before tracing it slowly into the air. The spell wouldn’t actually ignite until they lit it with the flames roiling through their blood, but they both wanted to make sure they could do it correctly so as not to explode them all to pieces or something. “No, no, Hunter. Less harsh lines. Softer.” Charity glanced down at the page and then up at Hunter’s disaster of an attempt. Sighing she laid the book on the metal next to her and pushed herself to her feet. She took Hunter’s hand, trying hard to ignore the way her own blood seemed to explode into flames. There’s no magic there, she told herself harshly. “Like this.” She led his hand through the spell until the air smoked and the image burned in front of them. She looked up, got caught in his gold eyes. He watched her, an unreadable look on his face. It made her heart stutter in her chest. Before he could say anything she dropped his hand. “Now try it on your own. I can’t do everything for you, you know.” Charity grinned playfully, dodging out of the way as he tried to push her over. She rescued the book from the twisted metal and perched, watching them expectantly. “Go. Do something.” Shane rolled his eyes. “Give the girl a book and she’s suddenly the boss.” He moved away several feet so he wouldn’t accidentally ignite her. He’d done it before, and Charity didn’t relish the idea of it happening again.
BIO: Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S. You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.
Twitter: @wjk8099

Monday, July 29, 2013


Clean Teen Publishing is having a HUGE giveaway. They are offering a boat load of great books AND a kindle!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jamie Canosa's new novel Sink or Swim!

Check out the cover of Jamie Canosa's new novel Sink or Swim! 

Love it! Blog tour info coming soon!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bloggers wanted!!

Little Read Riding Hood and Creative Deeds Reads are hosting a month-long event, Indie-Credible Authors Tour. If you're a blogger and want to host one of the 102(!) authors they currently have signed up, click here for the sign-up form (I included their list of participating authors below, yellow highlight just means author was added after the original deadline). You can then decide whether you want to review your choice of one of the author's books, interview the author, do a giveaway, or almost anything else you want to do. Should be a really fun event!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

And PS: Take charge of your life!

Two and a half years ago I fell and hurt my back, severely. I herniated three disks. I have been in a lot of pain, but due to stupid doctors I went undiagnosed for 2 years. I had one doctor (who is head of surgery at a hospital I won't mention) tell me he didn't know what was wrong and that he should just cut me open and see what we can find...
Yeah…Quack quack. I suggested we try a few more test first. He looked at me and said, no lie, "Oh, yeah. That's a good idea." I left (ran) out of his office.

A year later, and still in a lot of pain, I went back to my primary care doctor and asked for an MRI for the third time. He said, again, that it would be a waste of time since what we were dealing with was torn rib muscle (his latest diagnosis). Mind you I'd seen him three times already and each time he suggested we try a new pill, which I refused. 
I started for the door, then stopped and turned back to the quack, I mean doctor, and said, "I really want an MRI." 
I took charge. I was tired of the idiots telling me to take a pill or have surgery. He consented, again insisting I was crazy for wasting my money.
They found THREE herniated disks! Now I am on my way to healing...hopefully! But along the way I gained some weight since I haven't been able to move. When I saw this Dr. Oz clip, I felt it was the right thing for me to try. So as I work to get my life back by implementing his suggestions, please wish me luck!!
And PS: Take charge of your life!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

And the winner is

And the winner is Tia Sills Dalley! Private message my your address and I will got those out to you ASAP! Congrats!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer hop

Welcome to the Great Summer Reads Hop hosted by Author Cindy C Bennett, featuring books that make for a great summer read!

Enter my giveaway: 
Win a paperback copy of Unlovable AND a paperback copy of Unbelievable. 
Then click on any link in the linky list at the bottom of this post to hop over to the other blogs participating to win more great prizes. (International winner will receive Ebooks)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

My Guilty Pleasure: Duck Dynasty

I have a new guilty pleasure! No, I didn't give up Diet Pepsi or chocolate. I've added to my list of vices! The show is called Duck Dynasty.
In case you've missed this jewel, here's a description in a nut shell:

Duck Dynasty is a reality television series on A&E. It shows the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander, operated in West Monroe,Louisiana, which makes products for duck hunters, primarily theduck call named Duck Commander. The Robertson men, brothers Phil and Si, and Phil's sons Jase, Willie, and Jep, are known for their long, flowing beards.( Thank you Wikipedia!)

The show features not only the hairy Robertson men, but they often bring on the wives and children. The father's brother Si also adds to the comic relief! I absolutely LOVE this show. We tape it every week, then sit as a family and watch. These are real down-to-earth people and it's hilarious. It is one of the few shows on TV you can watch as a family anymore, and for that I am doubly grateful. It makes the show all the more enjoyable. Take a peak!!

Here is Willie, with two of my favorite peeps (my son and daughter). Have you seen the show??  Take a peak!!

So tell me, what are some of your guilty pleasures?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Blogger Book Fair

Check in to the Blogger Book Fair, and book your trip to far away places!

July 22-26, 2013

  Authors and Book Bloggers, Sign ups for the July 2013 Blogger Book Fair will close on June 15 at midnight central time, so get your registrations in to participate!

As of 5/31/2013, we have:

Authors: 89 Books: 233 Bloggers: 14 If you haven't yet registered, you can find all of the information on the Blogger Book Fair page.
  1. Check out the Code of Conduct
  2. Fill out either the Author Sign Up form or the Blogger Sign Up form (Deadline June 15)
  3. Kayla will match everyone with hosts and send out this information to you after sign-ups close
  4. Check out the events--all authors are eligible to participate in the events, and if you have an event you'd like to host, just fill out the simple Event Sign Up Form--all of this information can be found on the Events! page (Deadline July 8).
  5. If you're interested in hosting a giveaway to drive traffic to your site, sign up via the Giveaway Sign Up form (Deadline July 15).
  6. And if your book will be FREE or $0.99 for the duration of the Fair, you can sign up on the Free and $.99 Book Sign Up Forms (Deadline July 15).


as of 5/31/2013

Art Fiction Gala hosted by Lucie Smoker

Does your fiction promote the visual arts--through featuring an artist, painting, sculpture, performance art, etc? Then, consider entering Lucie's Art Fiction Gala. The Art Fiction Gala is a virtual celebration of fiction that highlights the visual arts. Dress up in your finest, pick up some friends--a bottle of wine--and sample mind-blowing fiction that crosses the line between literary and visual art. Plus a gallery of art featuring reading. More information & entry instructions

Three Wishes hosted by Kirstin Pulioff

Introduce your characters to the world. Kirstin Pulioff invites you to ask your main character, "If you found a magic genie lamp, what would be your three choices?" More information & entry instructions

Flash Fiction Challenge II hosted by Thomas Winship

Get ready to exercise your flash fiction muscles. For the Flash Fiction Challenge II, Thomas Winship will provide an opening line. From there, entrants will craft a flash fiction piece of approx 500 words. Entries will be displayed on Thomas' blog Vaempires during the BBF, spread out evenly across the five days, in order of receipt. More information & entry instructions
Snapshot Synopsis Contest hosted by Fel at The Peasants Revolt
Challenge: chisel your synopsis down to 50 words or less. Voting will be open throughout the fair for visitors to vote on their favorite Snapshot Synopsis. More information & entry instructions

Reader's Choice Awards hosted by Sherri at Shut Up & Read

All books registered for the Blogger Book Fair are automatically entered into the running for the Reader's Choice Awards. Voting will be open from July 22 to July 25. More information

Indie Soap Box Files hosted by Shah Wharton

Take a turn on the Soap Box. Shah invites speculative fiction writers to write a guest post about being an indie (or hybrid) writer. More information & entry instructions Restrictions: Speculative fiction writers only

Monster Menagerie hosted by Noree at Trip the Eclipse

What's your favorite monster or supernatural creature? Feature your creature in a flash fiction piece (500-800) words to be featured on Trip the Eclipse. Visitors will vote on their favorite piece. More information & entry instructions
Ways to Help:
Blogger Book FairDonate to the Blogger Book Fair via the BBF Donation Fund. To help get the word out about BBF, we would like to place ads on Facebook, Goodreads and other places, but to do, so we need a little help. We'd also like to have some BBF sponsored giveaways, so money donated would also go toward prizes. NO MONEY WILL BE KEPT BY ANY ORGANIZER OR PARTICIPANT. Spread the word! Share the Fair on your social media accounts and show off the Blogger Book Fair logo in your blog's sidebar.

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