Monday, April 21, 2014

What Tomorrow May Bring

I have been working on a little side project.  And it is about time you know what it is.

PRISON NATION is being published in a digital boxed set!

WHAT TOMROROW MAY BRING is a digital boxed set, featuring 11 YA Indie authors and their dystopian worlds.  The books range from kids stranded on islands to killer rain, mind-readers to bio-terrorism.  And of course city-size prisons.  If you are a YA Dystopian fan, this set will definitely satisfy that hunger.

What Tomorrow May Bring will be released May 1, 2014
And the best part?  It will be ONLY $2.99

I am more than excited to be boxed along these other fantastic Indie authors.  In fact, I am all out giddy about it.  It has been so much fun talking to these other authors and watching this set come into being.  And come on, that cover... I oggle it quite often.


And keep an eye out on May 1st to snag your very own Kindle copy!


What Tomorrow May Bring - The YA Dystopian Boxed set includes 10 books and bonus chapters from established and up-and-coming indie authors in dystopian literature in a single collection. Each story contains a brand new foreword by its author.

THE STORIES:
Open Minds, by Susan Kaye Quinn
The Moon Dwellers, by David Estes
Prison Nation, by Jenni Merritt
daynight, by Megan Thomason
Stitch, by Samantha Durante
The Girls from Alcyone, by Cary Caffrey
The Narrowing Path, by David Normoyle
The Rain, by Joseph Turkot
Virulent: The Release, by Shelbi Wescott
External Forces (Bonus Chapters!), by Deborah Rix 


WHAT WILL YOUR TOMORROW BRING?


Thursday, April 10, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Moments of Julian

You know my awesome author friend Keary Taylor?  Well, she has yet another book coming out!  And this time, it is an adult romance.  (Don't worry.  There are no shades of grey going on here.)

Today is the big cover reveal day.  So I won't ramble much.  You are all here for her anyway.

Ready?


It was just a work party, filled with kissing the well-dressed rear ends of clients and fake smiles. Until my boss accused me of something I didn’t do. Until I got pissed and then there was this guy who was hot and flirting with me, and then there were his hands and the backseat of my car and a night of everything but you know what.

I never expected to see him again. But suddenly Julian Dohring is everywhere. And I can’t get over the endless tattoos that cover his arms, how he’s apparently a recovering video game addict, and dresses like he’s ready to walk down the red carpet at any moment.

Ten years ago I made a pledge to stay away from alcohol and sex, and to never get too personal with anyone. It’s gotten me this far. I’m twenty-seven, I have a career I’ve worked my heart and soul into, and more money than I could ever blow on shoes and the finer things in life. My attitude and pride have always been enough to keep any man from getting too interested. Until Julian…who claims I can’t dance, and has the nerve to call me a “peach.”

I’m Sage McCain, and needless to say, Julian has my attention.

Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
(Go add it to your Goodreads now!)

Doesn't it sound great?  Well, it is!  I may be already working on reading it... Make sure to snag your copy when MOMENTS OF JULIAN is released.  And don't forget to give Keary some love!

Congrats yet again, Keary!


Keary Taylor grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now resides on a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two young children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequently keeps her up at night. She is the author of THE EDEN TRILOGY, the FALL OF ANGELS trilogy, and WHAT I DIDN'T SAY. To learn more about Keary and her writing process, please visit www.KearyTaylor.com.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chilling with Kindergartners

My oldest son is in Kindergarten.  Well, almost done with Kindergarten.  He actually turns 6 tomorrow and in a few months will be a big bad First Grader.  Those thoughts are giving me a major mommy moment though, so moving on...

His class right now is learning about the jobs people do.  I am blessed with the ability to spend every Tuesday helping in the class, and yesterday I got to do more than the usual tech-time/hallway working.  I was given the chance to stand in front and share with these awesome little kiddos the things I do.

What a blast!

I started with telling them I have THREE jobs.  Oh, their eyes went wide.

I first explained that I am a stay-at-home mommy.  A few had doubtful looks on their face.  Is that REALLY a job?  After I told them that I "get" to do the laundry, dishes, cleaning, errands, budgeting...along with playing with my kiddos, they seemed to understand it was a bit more than Netflix marathons and naps.

Then I shared my love of photography with them.  It was a blast watching the kiddos giggle at photos I have taken of cute little babies and sit in awe of the awesome gadgets I get to use when snapping memories.

And finally, I talked about books.  And reading.  And writing.  The kids ate this up!  They helped me edit a sentence on the board, I showed them different drafts of my book, then finally pulled out the finished thing for them to see.  Their faces were lit with the joy of books, and I couldn't help but smile.

Don't mind the strange face.  I was talking...or growling.  Either way.

Their questions to follow consisted of: "Can you write one hundred books about cats?" "Can you write a pink book about pink?"  "Can you write one million books about one million things?"

I then turned it around and told them:  "Sure, I can.  But you can too!"
Their faces lit up even more.

It was amazing being able to share this passion of mine with my son and his friends.  His face was beaming the entire time, and when his teacher asked if he was proud of his mommy, he nodded happily.
I love making my son proud.

The two most important things I told the class?
  1. We all make mistakes.  We don't always get it right the first time.  That is why we learn and edit and grow.  So never give up.

  2. The best way to become a better writer is to read and read and read.

Then I finished with having each kiddo in the class sign a copy of my book.  I am going to keep this forever.


What a great way to spend an afternoon, and an even more awesome way to get me revved back up into finishing the edits on Lady Justice!  Which I am doing.  Right.  Now.




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