Sizzling Summer Reads Party!

In case you didn’t know, I’m participating in the Sizzling Summer Reads party hosted by The Romance Reviews. My question will be up tomorrow, but more important, I’m offering up a free copy of STRICKEN to anyone who can correctly guess the answer my question. To find out more details, check it out here. Oh, and my giveaway isn’t the only prize that’s up for grabs. So, get to grabbing!

Getting Out the Word About the MONSTERS! Anthology

In case you haven’t heard by now, I’m trying to hit the stretch goal for the MONSTERS anthology. We’ve got a bunch of awesome, amazing authors who compiling a series of short stories about things that go bump in the night. Check it out here. But, in order for this anthology to go through, that means we need backers for this KickStarter project by Silence in the Library Publishing. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, there’s a chance that I’ll be contributing a story, too. ;)

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS by Liz Kreger

The crew over at Magical Musings has held a special place in my heart for years. Edie Ramer was the first person I met from the group via internet, then LaDonna Paulette, Liz Kreger, and Michelle Diener. The faces of the MM folks have changed. They’ve added more to the mix and increased the merriment exponentially.

So imagine how broken I was inside when I found out Liz had finally succumbed to that rat bastard called cancer.

Thankfully, her fierce writing spirit will live on with When Darkness Falls. If you want to know how this story came about via this incredible “Band of Sisters”, check it out here. That alone was enough to convince me to get a copy. Speaking of which, it’s available on Amazon.

Two Submission in Less Than a Week

Yes, I’m very proud of myself. :) Both The Underground Portal (Portal book #2) and Strained (Alexa York book #3) have been sitting on my back burner for a little while, but not because I ran out of steam. It’s been a whirlwind for me and my family over the past two months.

It all started in March when it was time to start looking for a new job in Charlotte, NC. I had found one and accepted their offer. Not only that, but we were in the middle of moving to a safer neighborhood, too. Low and behold, another job opportunity came knocking. I didn’t think much of it because I thought the interview went “okay”. Well, it went better than that. They had given me an offer I couldn’t refuse.

So, I packed up my family for Greenville, South Carolina. Woohoooooooooooo! :D

Of course, I had traded the stories in my head for To Do lists. We had to move twice in less than six weeks. For the Greenville leg, I had two weeks to find us a place to live (taking into account good schools and safe neighborhood), find movers (Moving Help by Uhaul saved our lives), pack (I love my mom), and still put in the last five days at the old job.

Like moving to any new city, you need time to settle in. We’ve been doing that for a 1.5+ months and it’s been okay, so far. Slowly, I’ve worked writing back into my schedule while at the same time, doing some experimental promoting with The Light at the End of Judgment and Day and Stricken.

And through all of that, somehow, I managed to get those two manuscripts off to my amazing publishers, Mocha Memoirs Press and Purple Sword Publications. Whew!

Hello, Greenville, SC! :mrgreen:

Book Blitzing and Contest for STRICKEN!

I’m book-blitzing with STRICKEN today, thanks to Bewitching Book Tours. That also means there’s a chance to win a free copy of STRICKEN along with a $10 gift certificate from Amazon. Be sure to enter and best of luck!

Urban Fantasy Investigations (interview)
Fang-tastic Books (guest blog)
happy tails and tales (review)
GothicMoms (guest blog)
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock (review)
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
The Semi Short Chic
Roxanne’s Realm
Lisa’s World of Books
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, and Sissy too!
Deal Sharing Aunt
CBY Book Club
Mommabears Book Blog
Share My Destiny
Mythical Books
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog

Interviews, Guest Blogs, and a Review of STRICKEN!

3D StrickenWould you like to know more? Check out these fabulous blogs…
Urban Fantasy Investigations (interview)
Fang-tastic Books (guest blog)
happy tails and tales (review)
GothicMoms (guest blog)

Review Tour Coming Up for STRICKEN

Check this out.

STRICKEN will go on a Review Tour just in time for my birthday. Nice present! Anyway, that means a giveaway will also be involved. I’ll give more details as the review dates approach.