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Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway 2014 #FIFG14 #giveaway

 Hey everyone!

 It’s  time for the Fall Into Fantasy Blog Hop (#FIFG14) from Oct. 17th-31st.

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Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Tour, where we are keeping your mind off any end-of-summer blues and welcoming the cooler weather by introducing you to some incredible fantasy reads to curl up with and giving you plenty of chances to win awesome prizes!

Join me and tons of great authors as we welcome the new season with a chance to win some amazing reads!

Including … 

A signed paperback copy of Crux

Crux

Blurb:

She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight. Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night. In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her. Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together. Her heritage did. Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

Links: 

Follow me on Titter here: @JulieAReece

Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece

 

To Enter… 

Just click below and enter the Rafflecopter giveaways!

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Leave a favorite  book recommendation in the comments (w/your email)

for a chance to win one of 5 signed Crux bookmarks. 🙂

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You can also win great author SWAG from:

Ash Krafton
Jami Gray
Ronesa Avila
Sharon Buchbinder
M Pax
Debbie Christiana

So cool.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!!

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5th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is here!

So … Boo!

 

Spooktacular Hop

 

My Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Open Internationally

Ends 10/31/14

 

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This year 250+ bloggers are each giving away a prize valued at $10 or more!!  

You’ll have 17 full days to enter all the giveaways.

 

This is such a fun Hop. I love this giveaway and did it last year.

And now for my prizes …

Winner!!!

mollymortensen

(Hi Molly! ♥)

Has 24 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.

Congratulations Molly, and thanks so much for entering!!!

🙂

I know, I know, this isn’t horror. 

Still, it’s a great read that I hope you’ll enjoy!

One winner will receive both … 

One paperback copy of:

Looking for Alaska

Blurb:

 Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

And …

 

One ebook copy of:

Crux

Blurb:

She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight. Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night. In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her. Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together. Her heritage did. Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

To enter:

I won’t make you jump through ten hoops to enter. 🙂

Simply leave a comment below about what you’re thankful for this fall. That’s it!

And remember to leave your name and  email address, so I can contact you if you win.

A winner will be chosen at random.

He/She will have 48 hours to answer their email or another winner will be chosen.

Easy breezy.

Good Luck! 

Follow me here: @JulieAReece

or here: https://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece

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Not just another Cover Reveal: The Artisans by @JulieAReece and Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

 

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Welcome to my Cover Reveal for

The Artisans

presented by Month9Books!

The story is near and dear to my little Gothic heart.

I can’t wait to share it with you, but for now, how about the cover?

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

The Artisans

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.

 

*** “The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.” ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

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Title: The Artisans
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Julie Reece

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Julie Reece

Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.

I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.

Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.

Then I thought I’d write one down…

Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Some thoughts on bullying … #WritersAgainstBullying #AntiBullying

My publisher has recently informed me about a program called ‘Writers Against Bullying’ and invited me to write a post about bullying.

The first thoughts I have on bullying takes me back to elementary school. I have ADD, Dyslexia, and multiple learning disabilities. Needless to say I had a hard time. I was bullied by several kids in kindergarten through the fifth grade including my second and third grade teachers.

I was a late bloomer physically, too. Our teacher would choose two leaders for games on the playground, who would then choose their teammates down to the last kid. Me. Uncoordinated and awkward, my fear and insecurity only made my efforts to compete worse. I was always the last chosen and the first out.

Inside the classroom was harder. Again, these same teachers would divide the classroom for ‘learning games.’ Fun right? No. My anxiety skyrocketed. I could hardly breathe. Two teams would take turns in spelling bees, or race to the blackboard to see who could complete a multiplication problem, diagram a sentence, or write the answer to a geography question first. Can you even guess the nightmare that was for someone like me? Being part of a team of kids you knew you’d disappoint before you even stood up?

My mind would go blank. I’d break out in a sweat, hands shaking, and try not to cry this time.

Kids called me stupid, and retarded, and idiot. They tripped me and knocked me down. My teachers often joined in, hitting me and pulling my hair when I got a problem wrong. I’m sure you can imagine the impact that had.

So. So what?

So last year, I’m in the parking lot of a grocery store, and I pull out in front of another car. She wasn’t close to me. At least I didn’t think so, but this cra cra followed me around the lot, six inches from my bumper, trying to run me off the road. I parked. She got out of her car and started screaming at me. I can still see her screaming obscenities with her hands on her hips, pinched face and platinum hair teased to the sky. She said I was stupid, called me an idiot, and said I was retarded.

I remember breathing hard. Adrenaline made my head pound and then everything went red. I was angry. Fury disproportionate to my circumstances, because I found myself wanting to smite her and all her kin from the universe!

I didn’t.

But I thought about my reaction for a long while and had a cool kind of breakthrough. See, I root for underdogs. I get really defensive when kids, or animals, or anyone perceived as weaker is threatened. And I hate injustice. Why? Because when I was seven, I was the underdog. I know how it feels, and it sucks. A lot. In my mind, I can still see the tiny, little girl that I was. She was cute. Nice enough. Wanted a friend. Wanted to please. She just couldn’t. Didn’t know how.

Now that I’m grown up, I don’t have to take that crap lying down anymore. And I don’t. I want to fight for anyone else who can’t defend themselves. Imagine my surprise when I found out sometimes, that’s the bully.

Kids bully for lots of reasons. Sometimes their parent or guardian, the person they trust and look to for love and direction meets that child with abuse or neglect. Maybe there’s a lack of supervision or the parent is so overly permissive, the kid has no moral compass, no gauge for right and wrong. An older sibling might bully them. They might have friends that bully, or use the behavior to enhance their social power, or protect their prestige with peers, or deflect aggression directed toward them.

So what do we do?

I wish I knew. I’m not a shrink, or doctor, or expert. I’m a writer. But I do have some parting thoughts to share. I challenged myself that day in the parking lot to think a little deeper about the subject. If you relate at all, I challenge you, too.

For the bullied: if you’re like me, I will tell you that most of us move on. Life changes, gets better. A life well lived really is the best revenge. Statistics show that for a high percentage of us … what we went through, like it or not, built character. We survived and are stronger for our experiences. Aren’t we? It’s not like that for the bully. What drove them to that behavior in the first place is likely still with them. Unless they get counseling, their abuse and demons haunt them. Can you condemn the behavior and not the person?

Tough question, I know.

For the bully: you can choose something else. You have the power to change. Just because you decide to be different, doesn’t mean you’re disloyal to the person who modeled the behavior for you. Give yourself permission to reject the specific behavior and still love them. Talk to someone you trust. Believe me, I’m the last person to judge. There were times in school I could have spoken up on behalf of someone else and didn’t. I stood by and let bad things happen out of peer pressure, weakness, and fear. I had shame about that for a long time. I had to forgive myself, maybe you do too.

Like I said, I’m not an expert. There are no easy solutions. I just hurt for the hurting. If we extend as much grace and forgiveness as we’re able while setting healthy boundaries for ourselves, it’s a decent first step.

I’d love to get your thoughts. Hear your stories—from either side of the bullying fence. Share your wisdom with me, people, if you will. Love you guys.

Peace out.

 

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Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt

16th – 19th July 2014

Welcome to my stop on the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt.

There are awesome prizes up for grabs including a signed copy of my YA urban fantasy CRUX!

The Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt will run from TODAY until midnight on SUNDAY (19th July).

To enter to win FORTY signed paperbacks by a wide range of authors PLUS $30 worth of Amazon Gift Cards, simply hop around ALL participating stops, collect ALL of the highlighted numbers, add them together, and then go enter the requested details along with your calculated answer in the ENTRY FORM. You can find more information on how the stop works HERE. All stops will direct you to the next place to hop across to. And don’t worry if you get lost, because the entire list of participating authors can be found HERE.

Read on for more!

***My Summer Reading List***

There are  *** Twenty Two ***  books I want to read this summer. But I’ll spare you that many and give you my top picks.

Here are the  books I hope to read soon …

1.  Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville

This dark and creepy fairy tale looks right up my alley!

2. On the Fence by Kasie West

I just love her writing, characters, and romances. I know I’m going to love this one!

3. Darker Days by Jus Accardo 

I’ve wanted to read this one for a while. The blurb sounds awesome and the story is calling to me.

4.  In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters 

The cover and premise of this book, gah! Sooo intriguing I can’t even stand myself! 

5.  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

I flipping love dragons. I can’t think of one good reason why I haven’t read this yet.  Which is why it’s on my list 🙂

So, which titles are on your Summer Reading List?

*** Entering is as easy as 1,2,3:

1. Like my Face Book page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece

2. Like Gretchen McNeil’s Face Book page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gretchen-McNeil/195705662028

3. Comment on the post and leave your email address (to contact you if you win) for a chance to win swag from: 

 

GRETCHEN MCNEIL

YA Author of POSSESS, TEN, and 3:59!

WOW!

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 Pins and signed bookplates, both promoting her new book GET EVEN which comes out September 16th. 

Edit: ***WINNER! Brandi Dagwan!!!  Congrats!

Okay, so if you ready to hop across to the NEXT stop on the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt,  go here: 

 DELSHEREE GLADDEN 

http://delshereegladden.blogspot.com/

 

Or, if you have all of your numbers and are ready to enter, then hop across to the Summer Reads Scavenger Hunt Entry Form.

Good Luck, Guys!


Mental Health Giveaway Hop

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Mental Health Giveaway Hop

March 20th to 27th

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Reading in Twilight

Did you know?

According to the article in Scientific America: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/in-the-minds-of-others/ Reading fiction can strengthen your social ties and even change your personality? Who knew?

Now, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just like to escape  for the sake of my mental health. And escaping into a good book is more like medicine than, well,  medicine—if you know what I mean. In the following book, the heroine must overcome abuse and her own mental demons to become whole again. Therefore …

Here’s the New Adult ebook I’m offering:

Want (Want, #1)

Blurb:

Julianne counts the days until she can pack her bags and leave her old-money, tradition-bound Southern town where appearance is everything and secrecy is a way of life. A piano virtuoso, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school in Boston. Failure is not an option, so she enlists the help of New England Conservatory graduate Isaac Laroche to help her.

She can’t understand why he suddenly gave up Boston’s music scene to return to the South. He doesn’t know her life depends on escaping it. Julianne must face down madness from without, just as it threatens from within. Isaac must resist an inappropriate attraction, but an indiscretion at a Mardi Gras ball-the pinnacle event for Mobile’s elite-forces their present wants and needs to collide with sins of the past.

Will Julianne accept the help she’s offered and get everything she ever wanted, or will she self-destruct and take Isaac down with her?

To win: do one or more of the following:

Follow my blog

Like me on Face book: https://www.facebook.com/author.julieareece

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieAReece

I will choose one lucky winner at random. Please!!! Leave a comment below with your email address and the type format you’d like if you win! 

That’s it! Good Luck ♥

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My Writing Process – Blog Tour

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Today is Blog Tour Day!

This  tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process.

My friend Juliette Cross posted hers last week.  She’s writing a full length novel set in her fantastical Morgon world.

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You can check out her writing process here: http://juliettecross.weebly.com/blog.html 

She’s kind of awesome.

JULIETTE is a southern writer with a love of sensual settings, snarky heroines, and dangerous men. Her NA urban fantasy romance debut begins with the Nightwing Novellas. SOULFIRE jump-starts this series as a loose retelling of Romeo and Juliet, except with a happily-ever-after, half-dragon men, and steamy sex. Publishing details are coming soon! If you’d like to find out more, you can follow Juliette here:

 More Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20640241-soulfire
  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliettecrossauthor?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Juliette__Cross

Okay, ya’ll, let’s talk about this writing gig…

What am I working on?

Hmm, many things, my precious.  Last November, I finished a modern gothic romance and was lucky enough to get super amazing agent Brittany Booker to represent that work! Woot! Currently, I am working on my first young adult contemporary based on a fairy tale retelling.  I also have an idea for another southern gothic, a dystopian, and … yeah. You can see the problem …

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Good question. It’s hard to be objective about your own work. First off, I’ll tell you that I’m mad as a hatter, so my special brand of insanity tends to bleed into my stories, but really, I like to take traditional or classic ideas and twist them into something completely new.

Why do I write what I do?

I loved fairly tales as a child and my parents read everything to me, including poetry and classics. I don’t think I ever grew out of a love for the fantastic. Also, I am an incurable romantic, so young adult is a perfect fit for me. I love the idea of birth, and beginnings, and seeing things with fresh eyes. Since teens are experiencing everything for the first time, I relive those exciting moments over and over with every new hero and heroine I meet. Reading their stories is a welcome escape that keeps me dreaming and daring to hope.

How does your writing process work?

Funny you ask. I’m in flux. I used to be a  total pantser, planning nothing. Now, I have started making rough outlines that I find help avoid those pesky plot holes later.

Monday through Friday, I write on and off throughout the day as I have time. Creativity comes in waves (I loathe the four am wave) so some days I write more than others. I have attention deficit disorder and dyslexia which means I take a lot of unplanned breaks. Ha! Weekends I spend with my family.

The creative portion of my work takes me anywhere from four to six months, (closer to six) and I tend to edit as I go. Actually, every three or four chapters, I go back and read through for continuity, pace and flow. I swear I’ve almost memorized my dang novel by the time I’m done. Then the suckers go off to a lovely band of betas worth their weight in gold. (I would buy them all new cars if I could afford it) They shred the work, send it back, and I edit some more.

Not too scientific, but there you have it.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!!

You can check out the writing process of my amazing writerly type friend: Iris St. Clair www.irisstclair.com , Monday, March 17th! She’s got a new book coming out soon that is completely amazing!

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20562718-louder-than-words?ac=1

 

… And …

So excited!

Here’s something huge I want to share with you:

Happy Book Birthday!!

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Release Date:  March 11, 2014

Publisher: Entangled Publishing – Embrace Imprint

Genre: New Adult, PNR, Sci-Fi, Humor

Whoo hoo! Jocelyn has outdone herself with this one! Here’s the blurb … 

Addison Beckett tries hard to pretend she’s normal, but she’s far from it. Since she was six years old, she’s seen the world around her unraveling, as if someone is pulling a thread from a sweater and it’s all slowly coming undone. When she ignores it, it goes away, so that’s what she does.

Enter her arrogant-but-hot professor Asher Green. He knows all about her special brand of crazy. In fact, he might be just as nuts as she is. Asher insists that the dead from a parallel dimension are trying to possess the living in this one. And since Addison seems to be the only one who can see these “wraiths,” she just might be the key to saving the world.

Addison wants nothing to do with Asher or his secret society, The Mortal Machine. But as their animosity grows, she finds it harder and harder to ignore the chemistry between them. And when she discovers that Machine laws forbid her from touching him, she realizes that’s all she wants to do.

Stop the wraiths. Break the rules. Save the world. All in a day’s work.

Normal was overrated, anyway.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20806102-darkside-sun

 This book is so awesome, people. Do yourself a favor: buy it and read it. Seriously. Like right now. 🙂


How I started writing seriously, got an agent, and other stuff

Once upon a time, my teen daughters complained about the required reading their English teachers assigned them in class. We spent a lot of time talking about what we loved to read, what made a good story, and what made one dry or boring.

This went on for months.

The more we talked, the more original story ideas our discussions produced. I’ve always been dramatic, always had a big imagination, and loved storytelling. If you write, you might be nodding right now, I don’t know. Anyway, after messing around a while, I decided to write my own story. And I did. Seventy thousand words of awesome premise and absolutely hideous writing. With no background in creative writing and a poor formal education, multiple learning disabilities remained a challenge. I had no clue what I was doing.

None.

BUT PEOPLE,  I LOVED DOING IT! The writing part. I just had to figure out how to do it well.

I used to dream some writer, who was further along than I was, would magically show up at my local Barnes and Noble and give me sage advice. I really did. That never happened. Then some gentle soul said, “Idiot! You need some help. You’re not allowed to write like Jane Austen anymore, with hundreds of pages of flowery description. Not if you want to get published. You need feedback from other writers, so you can learn. Your. Craft!”

Good advice. An though I would continue to write if I never published a thing, I hoped to someday see my stories in print. So, I persevered. I ended up joining some online critique sites and ultimately found an amazing group of women writers that form the bulk of my critique partners today. Thank you, Sisters of the Traveling Pens. You all rock baby kittens.

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They explained the definitions of common writing problems like, back-story, purple prose, superfluous descriptions, POV, slow pacing, flat characters, plot holes, conflict, and over use of the dreaded adverb.

Armed with new information, I wrote another book, a better one. My pen sisters shredded it. I rewrote and so on. Of course, in my ignorance, I continued to do everything wrong. I went to a writers conference and pitched my story to an agent. A really well known, super ninja agent. Oy.  She may have requested the partial out of sheer pity. I was visibly sweating and shaking, I was so nervous. She rejected the manuscript. She should have. It wasn’t ready. Did that stop me? Heck no, I edited my story (still wasn’t ready, people) and queried sixty agents at once. *sigh* Multiple rejections and non answers followed.

Back to the drawing board with another story that became my YA urban fantasy CRUX. After months of writing and rewriting, I queried J Taylor Publishing who accepted my story for publication. Yea! Thank you, J Taylor!

Yeah, that was beyond cool, but I still didn’t have an agent and my writing wasn’t as strong as I wanted it to be. I started several novels that I didn’t finish. I wrote another urban fantasy that I loved, but it had some issues. I grew weary of what always needed fixing. People kept saying, don’t write what you think will sell, write what you love.

What do I love … what do I love …?

I love young adult. I love southern gothic romances, alpha males, magic, and adventure. I love courageous heroes with attitude and feisty heroines that won’t quit.  Fairy tales and their retellings are a favorite, too. That was enough to inspire a brand new story. I wrote the sucker. Sent it to a few trusted beta readers who, again, gave me amazing advice. One of those betas suggested I query the lovely, amazing and talented Brittany Booker of the The Booker Albert Literary Agency. She asked for the full, read it, and a few days later offered me a contract. (Did I mention Brittany Booker is lovely, amazing and talented?) I did? Good. She is.

Wow. My eyes are still dilated from my talk on the phone … with my agent!

So, that’s how I got to this point—with a long way yet to go …

I’m sure I’m not saying anything new, but maybe that’s okay. Maybe it bears repeating that the overnight success stories we hear about are rarely that.  Reading about other writers who are pursuing their dreams challenges me to work harder.  I love reading about their ideas, triumphs, and yeah, even their failures—because mistakes say nothing more than that they had the guts to try.  These writers remind me to take heart, keep going, that it can take a long time, and that each new goal met really is worth the struggle. I guess that’s what inspired this post. The idea of hope.  And while much of writing is a solitary effort, it’s nice to remember we’re not alone. We wordsmiths are in this together.

Keep writing, people.

I’m cheering for us all.

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4th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop!

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4th Annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop

November 15th to 30th

I’m grateful for every one my followers, so I’m offering the winner one paperback copy of:

Steel

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.

The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate’s life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.

And one ebook copy and bookmark of:

Crux

She should have run. Now, she’ll have to fight. Eighteen year old Birdie may be homeless, but she’s surviving, that is until a mysterious guy throws money in the air like a crazy game show host and she grabs some with the idea she’ll be able to buy dinner that night. In that singular moment, unassuming Birdie becomes the girl in everyone’s viewfinder. Thugs want to kill her. Money-guy wants to recruit her. The very hot, very rich and very out of her league Grey Mathews wants to save her. Birdie, though, wants nothing to do with any of them until she realizes fate didn’t bring them all together. Her heritage did. Now, with only twenty-one days left, she’s got to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of those before her or risk her life for people she’s only just met.

To enter:

Leave me a comment with your email in case you win and follow me any way you like:

Like me on Facebook

Follow me on Twitter

Easy!

I love you guys XOXOXOX

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Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway

Welcome to the Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway!

Deadline to enter is Halloween – October 31, 2013

Hosted by urban fantasy author Ash Krafton’s Demimonde.

This year, over FIFTY AUTHORS of fantasy and paranormal books are giving away books and swag!

Giveaway runs until October 31st…plenty of time to get all your entries in…but don’t delay, Halloween and the deadline will be here before you know it.

To see all the fabulous book covers … click here (Sorry guys, Word Press won’t support the script, but the link takes you to the covers and I listed the books in the giveaway below …)

Nicole Zo: Woman of Honor (Kingdom of Arnhem, Book 1) , Sharon Saracino: Death Benefits, Debbie Christiana: Solstice, Jami Gray: Shadow’s Edge — The Kyn Kronicles — Book 1, Mina Khan: Wildfire: A Paranormal Mystery with Cowboys & Dragons, Marsha A. Moore: Seeking a Scribe: Enchanted Bookstore Legend One (Enchanted Bookstore Legends), Alison Beightol: Blood Betrayal, Tricia Schneider: The Witch And The Vampire, Shah Wharton: Finding Esta (The Supes Series), Prudence MacLeod: Novan Witch, Revised (Nova Series), Jane Leback: The Wrong Enemy, Stacy Claflin:  Deception (The Transformed #1), Sascha Illyvich: Torn to Pieces, Shannon McRoberts: Verses of Athine: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, Nicole Zoltack:  Woman of Honor (Kingdom of Arnhem, Book 1), Rhonda Parrish: Aphanasian Stories, Ash Krafton: Bleeding Hearts: Book One of the Demimonde, Liv Rancourt: A Vampire’s Deadly Delight, Fabio Bueno: Wicked Sense (The Singularity Series, #1)

Cathrina Constantine: Wickedly They Come Julia Crane: Coexist (Keegan`s Chronicles #1) Nana Prah: Love Through Time Mimi Sebastian: The Necromancer`s Seduction John Hundley: The Dragon of Doughton Park: A Red Wolf Novel (Volume 2) James Garcia Jr.: Seeing Ghosts Stacy Claflin: Fallen (The Transformed Prequel) Kristine Croto: The Last Dance of Caitlyn Murphy M. Pax: The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear Carmen DeSousa: Creatus (Creatus Series) Etta Jean: Chronicle of Destiny Ash Krafton: Blood Rush Marian Allen: The Fall of Onagros (sage) (Volume 1) Andrea R. Cooper: The Garnet Dagger Sharon Buchbinder: Obsession Georgia Lyn Hunter: Absolute Surrender Lisa Kessler: Moonlight (The Moon Series) (Entangled Edge) Robin Lythgoe: As the Crow Flies Kim Smith: An Unexpected Performance Angela Myron: Ennara and the Fallen Druid (Volume 1)

Sheryl Nantus: Blood of the Pride Terri Rochenski: Eye of the Soul (Pool of Souls) (Volume 1) Thomas Winship: Vaempires: Zombie Rising: The Evolutionary War Thomas Winship: Vaempires: Revolution: The Evolutionary War Elle J. Rossi: The Soother: Book Two of the Brennan Coven Trilogy Rosalie Skinner: Exiled: Autumn`s Peril-Book One (The Chronicles of Caleath) Jonathan D Allen: Room 3 Angela Brown: They All Fall Down (Shadow Jumpers) Kevin O. McLaughlin: By Darkness Revealed (Blackwell Magic) John Hundley: The Draculata Nest: A Red Wolf Novel Julie Flanders: Polar Night Gregory S Close: In Siege of Daylight: BOOK ONE IN THE COMPENDIUM OF LIGHT, DARK & SHADOW Jocelyn Adams: Stone Chameleon (Ironhill Jinn Series) Cesya MaRae Cuono: Elemental Reality Lyndi Alexander: The Elf Queen (Clan Elves of the Bitterroot) Thomas Winship: Vaempires: White Christmas: A Prelude to The Evolutionary War Red Tash: Troll Or Derby Julie Reece: Crux

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Good luck to everyone and thanks for entering!