Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Reviews for InDivisible:
“I truly was captivated from beginning to the very end. The way you describe each detail as the story unfolds creates such vivid images in my mind.” J. Hayes, Editor
Top Five Ways to Procrastinate Writing
1. Facebook. Wait, Pinterest, no it’s email. DISTRACTIONS. Social networking is an important part of selling novels, but it can quickly consume us to where we can’t get any other writing done. Authors sell more when they keep producing books. Set aside a specified amount of time each day to accomplish your social networking and stick to it, especially when you’re under a deadline.
2. Writer’s block. What is writer’s block anyway? It’s nothing more than NOT FOCUSING on your writing. If you take the time to concentrate and open yourself up to ideas, you’ll begin writing. Eliminate the distractions and begin free-writing until the words turn into story.
3. Realizing you’re a terrible writer or rather, LACKING CONFIDENCE. Every author struggles with certain aspects of the writing process, but when you realize that with practice, you will be able to overcome your limitations, it will give you greater confidence. When you’ve got confidence the self-limiting belief that you’re not good enough won’t restrict your writing any longer.
4. Being too busy with housework, shopping, meetings and other important tasks. It’s hard when you DON’T MAKE WRITING A PRIORITY. If you plan to be a successful writer, you need to write as if it’s a job. You write during set hours, setting goals and meeting them regularly.
5. Eating cookies and cake and drinking caffeinated drinks to stay awake is an UNHEALTHY DIET. Our brains work better when we feed them nutritious foods. When we’re loading our bodies with processed sugars and flours, we’re out of balance and our energy dips making it hard to concentrate. It also affects our moods and mood plays an important part in creativity.
Bio & Links: Ryan Hunter is the author of inDIVISIBLE, a dystopian that’s being hailed as a modern-day 1984; and Premeditated, a YA suspense. She’s a wife and mother of five. She’s an avid runner, blogger and baker.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
Nuclear war has ravished the nation, and a century later, the survivors are living in an entirely new world. In a society where everything is decided for you, from where you work to who you marry, dissidence is not taken lightly.
But, even inside the camps, Kaleigh’s fiery spirit refuses to be extinguished. In a single moment of defiance, she manages to spark a riot that ignites into a full-blown rebellion.
With growing numbers counting on her, not just for their freedom, but for their very lives, two different boys vying for her heart, and trouble brewing from within the camp itself, can Kaleigh find a way to step up and become the leader everyone is counting on her to be, or will even the most carefully laid plans come crashing down around her?
About the Author
Jamie Canosa graduated from SUNY Albany with degrees in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Ravena, NY with her wonderful husband and three crazy kids . . . plus the dog, the bird and the rabbit.
And next is Maren DIlle and her JUST Release novel The Faith and Fate of David Ghent
In the Lucen city dwell the descendants of Righteous and Fallen angels. Kept hidden from the rest of Earth and governed directly by Heaven, each descendant is given a chance to prove themself loyal to Heaven, and obtain salvation. For most, the task is encouraging and fair, but for David, it’s devastating.
David Ghent has waited twenty-one years to fulfill a prophecy foretelling the destruction of Lucifer’s power on Earth and Heaven, saving himself and the entire world from Hell’s power. His training is complete, the city prepared.
As the battle commences, the city’s most beloved daughter, Layla, suddenly appears at the Hellgate. David is then faced with an impossible choice: fulfill the prophecy, or save her life.
The consequences David faces after choosing Layla force him to question his entire life, and his loyalty to Heaven. As the aftermath of failure unfolds, David discovers that the real battle against Lucifer has just begun.
Author Bio: Maren lives in Spanish Fork, UT with her family where she works as a mom, piano teacher, and writer. She is passionate about animals, sugar, and her husband. She spends her spare time chasing her two dogs around with her daughter in tow, dreaming up new ways for her husband to use his tools, and writing musical scores to books that will most likely remain in her imagination. Here is the synopsis of The Faith and Fate of David Ghent:
Saturday, January 19, 2013
His kissing was passionate. His romance was flawless. The last thing 17 year old Emmaline expected was for her perfect boyfriend, Cephas, to kidnap her. Now she'll have to outsmart and outrun those closest to her in this fast-paced adventure of insubordination and torrid love. Friends will become foes and trust will gave way to bitter lies as Emmaline tries to save innocent lives which may perish at the hand of Cephas's crooked boss. With a posse of lethal hit men hot on her trail, Emmaline must decide whether unraveling the truth is worth enduring the betrayal, destruction, and deceit that stand in her way. Cephas Bourdon is trouble, but maybe she could kiss him again . . . just one more time. It couldn't hurt.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Take My Heart by Marie Higgins
Mercedes Maxwell’s sister’s last wish was for Mercedes to find evidence against Kat’s husband, William Braxton, and have him hung as a traitor to the crown. Mercedes isn’t naïve when it comes to capturing traitors, because her own deceased husband had once been an agent for the King when they lived in England.
When she meets William Braxton for the first time, all is not as it seems. Portraying her twin, Mercedes knows this is the only way to get close enough to William to discover his secrets. What she finds along the way are little surprises she hadn’t counted on, especially when she begins to give her heart to a man who may be a spy against the crown.
Praise for Marie Higgins
”I enjoyed this book immensely. Each book of Marie's that I read is better than the last. I recommend this book to young adults and older who enjoy historical mystery, intrigue, fight for freedom, clean romance. This is the book for you.”
~~Mary Walling / Goodreads
“Few authors have mastered the art of storytelling like Marie Higgins. In this Colonial-era romance, Marie takes her reader on a wild ride. Every chapter, every scene, every line envelopes the reader's senses and imagination with passionate romance, deep emotional struggles, unexpected twists and turns, and neverending ups and downs. This was a hard book to put down and earns an unequivocal five stars from me. Thanks, Marie, for writing such great romances!”
~~Wanda Luce / Goodreads
“Marie Higgins's Take My Heart is a stunning colonial romance. With well developed characters and heartwarming scenes, this book will steal the hearts of romance lovers and historical fiction fans. There are numerous twists and Higgins keeps you guessing at every turn as to who the real villain is. This book is a "must-read" for anyone who loves romance, history, or just a good story. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!!” ~~L.D. Smith / Kindle
“Breathless! From start to finish you will keep wondering, questioning, and hoping. You will root for the underdog, and smile as love conquers all. Great read. You won't put it down until you're finished!”
~~M. Henning / Kindle
Author Marie Higgins
Since Marie Higgins was a little girl playing Barbies with her sister, Stacey, she has loved the adventure of making up romantic stories. Marie was only eighteen years old when she wrote her first skit, which won an award for Funniest Skit. A little later in life, after she’d married and had children, Marie wrote Church roadshows that were judged as Funniest and Best Written. From there, she branched out to write full-length novels based on her dreams. (Yes, she says, her dreams really are that silly)
Marie has been married for twenty-six years to a wonderful man. Together, they have three loving daughters and several beautiful grandchildren. Marie works full time for the state of Utah, where she has lived her entire life. Marie plans to keep writing, because the characters in her head won’t shut up. But her husband smiles and pretends this is normal.
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Friday, January 11, 2013
Praise for Wisteria:
Thursday, January 10, 2013
When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
I will be giving away a copy of my Fantasy Novella Pete & Tink
Book one: Pete & Tink
JD Miller is the school’s punching bag, verbally and emotionally. He has a loving mother, but her choice in boyfriends is questionable, leaving him a target at home as well as school.
A tragic car accident ends it all for Max when his soul is prematurely removed from his body. The powers that be have asked him to go back to earth temporarily to help classmate JD. Max, always up for a challenge, takes it as a chance to see his beloved Emma again and quickly jumps at what he views as the easy task of helping JD. Max knows with a little cardio he can easily whip the guy into shape, ending all his troubles.
While staying mentally connected to JD, Max’s soul steps into JD’s body. However, Max’s reality is shattered as he enters a world void of love and hope: JD’s world--life as the bullied kid.
Will he survive? Will JD? Did Emma's love for Max die also? Will Max be able to help these Souls in Peril, or is it all as hopeless as JD believes?
To read the first seven chapters for free Click here:
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Release date: February 14, 2013
everything either has ever known will be
shattered by the lurking shadow hounding their every step, wanting revenge.
Spencer Rowth moves to the sleepy town of River Port with his mother and twelve year old sister, Suzy, to escape a deceitful father, an unfaithful girlfriend and a life crumbling much too fast for him to grapple onto only to be smacked upside the head by the last thing he wanted again. Sophie was everything he refused to want. Her temper, her wit, her laugh, her smile, the way her entire body goes up in flames under his hands are things he would rather slam a lid on and forget. Instead, he finds himself falling for the smart-mouth next door. But how long will he have before the evil chasing them catches up? How long before the very thing he never wanted becomes his only thread to sanity? And who is after them? What do they want and why do they want Spencer and Sophie dead?
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Devotion Release Day Blitz