Monday, December 10, 2012

This is my life....

The months have flown by since I began this journey over a year ago. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my book would be featured on the same list as Charlaine Harris. I'm absolutely floored by the response I've gotten for Mark of the Witch. Thank you to everyone who has bought the book and to everyone who has shared with people how much they liked it.

The launch of Chasing the Witch was a huge success! People have already been telling me how much they loved it and bugging me for book 3. I'm so happy that people love Jilly, William, and Caroline as much as I love writing them. What's funny is that Caroline wasn't really supposed to be a main character, but everyone said they wanted more of her, so I gave her a bigger part in book 2. I have some ideas for how the series will end in the next book already, it's just finding the time to sit and write it.

Love and Blood will have it's official launch on the 18th, but it's already for sale on Amazon! I'll be having a fun event with games and prizes, so please stop by and hang out. Blood Lust, the short story that is a prequel to Love and Blood is also available and is on its way to being free on Amazon, it's currently free on Smashwords. There is a sneak peek at Blood and Sacrifice at the end of Love and Blood, and I'm going to reveal the cover for it at the event.

I have a few new projects in the works, and I'll share bits and pieces of them as soon as I can. Thanks for being such awesome fans!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Oberon Design

 Oberon Design 1

Review from Identity Discovery: Recently I came across a company that creates Artisan Leather and Pewter products, in particular they make Kindle Covers. Ok ok. They make much more than that, but this was the item I was looking for when I stumbled across them. Oberon Design was created in 1972, but has a very long history with the artistic growth of Brendan Smith. He started sewing leather by hand with a thread and needle and gradually moved his way up through a basic sewing machine and an aging industrial quality machine.

Beginning in the 1990’s Oberon Design became a vital and well recognized part of the handmade, craft revival in the United States, participating in elite juried venues such as American Craft Council or ACC shows and Buyers Market of American Craft, joining the ranks of the most highly recognized craftsmen and women in the U.S. In 1999, Oberon Design further expanded to include a pewter casting shop that produces the hand cast buttons seen on most Oberon leather covers. As well as being the lead leather designer, Brendan also works in 3-D rendering programs to create the Oberon Design line of gorgeous pewter jewelry, hair accessories and gift items.

At Oberon we’re proud of the fact that the design and casting of our pewter line and all our leather work is done "in house." This combined with our source for domestically tanned leather, use of local and domestic businesses for resources such as non-toxic glues and dyes, thread, zippers, and other items used in our leather and pewter processes, in house production of catalogs and websites, make Oberon Design what it is today, a good old fashioned, hands on, hard working American company.
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Oberon Design 2

Well you might be asking yourself why I am writing about this company. I have been given the opportunity to review one of their fabulous eReader covers. I picked out the Wild Rose Kindle Cover for my Kindle Fire HD. I love roses and felt that this cover was a good interpretation of me. We all love to customize/personalize our things, so I decided to cover my kindle with roses. The image above is the exact absolutely fabulous cover that I received along with an awesome pewter rose charm that I can use on anything else I want.

The leather of the cover is strong and thick. It's very durable. They use a special burning process that creates a more natural feel and less of a coated surface. Also this is not a painted leather. It does not feel like it will change colors from use or even time. Rather the leather is permanently red which I would say will be the same case for any color you choose. This was created by their drum-dyed process that allows the leather to completely soak up the color. If you get a scuff, it will not change colors. After you hold it while reading, it will still be the color of your choice even with the oils from your body soaking into it. The inside of the cover has a pocket where you can store the extra bungees they supply you with as well as a small selection of papers. If something goes wrong with your product, they have replacement parts available.

Oberon Design 3

Oberon Design 4
My kindle fits in it nice and snug. I feel confident that it is not going anywhere and is safely secured in its new home. I love my new cover! It is so fantastic! I highly recommend taking a look at their site to find a cover for your eReader (yes they have Nook, Kindle, iPad, iPad mini, etc.). While there, figure out which one you want to win! You read that right!

Win an eReader cover of your choice right here! All you have to do is enter below. Thank you to the wonderful bloggers that are helping me to promote this giveaway: My Crafty Life, SnifferWalk, Taking Time For Mommy, e-Reading on the Cheap, Matter of Cents, Adventures of a Frugal Mom, Living at the Whitehead's Zoo, Andi Reviews With a Girl and Her Kindle, This Author's Life, and Kim Carmichael Novels.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Contest Time!!!

Ok guys, it's time for a contest!! I'm a huge ball of love and excitement this week, so I figured a contest was the best way to share it with all of you lol. I'm going to give away a paperback pack of Mark of the Witch and Chasing the Witch! Show me who the characters look like to you! what do you think they dress like, where they live etc.. All you need to do is make a Pinterest board for Chasing the Witch and post your link to it in the comments section here.

This is my board, you can use it for inspiration for you own!! The contest will run until next Friday December 7th!! Happy pinning and good luck:)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

So excited!!!

Om my gosh you guys, Mark of the Witch has reached #96 in Contemporary Fantasy on Amazon!! I'm so beyond excited, and I wanted to share with all of you. So thank you all so much for buying the book and getting me to where I am now!

This has been such an incredible journey, from publishing to this milestone. I never thought I'd get here, it's so easy to get discouraged. Thank you, thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart thank you! I hope you all love the book as much as I do, and love Chasing the Witch just as much.

Sorry for the horrible screen shot lol, but I was too excited not to share it.

Redemption Book Blast

Redemption (Legends of Graham Mansion)

Be careful what you wish for. When the breakup of her family forces Grae White’s mother to move her two children from their privileged city life to her hometown in the mountains of Virginia, all Grae wants is to be invisible in her new life. But that’s rather hard when everyone knows that her father is the latest headline-grabbing white collar criminal, the most popular boy in school wants to take Grae to the prom, and then there’s that she lives in a haunted mansion. It would make anyone want to get away. Grae soon learns that a simple wish can reveal an unknown ability. Something more than curiosity spirals Grae back in time to seek the truth in the tragedy of a 200 -year-old murder. Along the way, she learns about history, happiness, and heartache in the lives of those who have lived on the property, including her own family. Her first journey reveals secrets that will lead Grae to further explore the legends of Graham Mansion. REDEMPTION is Book One in the Legends of Graham Mansion series. Look for the second story in the series, AMBITION, in spring 2013.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

The Water Witch by Juliet Dark

"You have only to call my name to bring me back", he whispered, his breath hot in my ear. "You have only to love me to make me human". Callie McFay is the guardian of the last gateway between the world of Faerie and mankind. Seduced by a powerful incubus demon, she has succeeded in banishing Liam to the Borderlands but he still haunts her dreams, tempting her with the knowledge of how to bring him back. But loving an incubus usually ends in death for a human. For her own sake Callie must learn to control her desires and ensure Liam remains trapped for all eternity in his watery prison. Only there is a more dangerous creature than Liam in the Borderlands. The Water Witch is also looking for a way back...

My thoughts:

This was an interesting follow up to Juliet Dark's book The Demon Lover. Callie McFay is charged with opening the door to Faerie, but she brings something back with her.....

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first one. Maybe it's just because I kept guessing at things lol, not sure. I enjoyed the addition of new characters, although I felt like nothing was mentioned about Callie's teaching in this book. I missed that.

The ending of the book gave me the chills, I'm very excited to see what happens next in Callie's story.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.

But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: Her incubus is not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the demon, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.

My thoughts:

Wow! This was an amazing book, I devoured it, staying up much too late to read at night. I'm such a huge fan of the paranormal genre, this book sucked me in right away. The character's were so well developed, I felt as though I knew all of them. 

I adore Callie, she's so smart with that romantic side I love in my mc's.  The progression of her as a person was interesting to watch. In the beginning she was more closed off, lost in the pages of the books she read. She's exposed to a world she had always believed to not be real, and took it all in stride. She's visited at night by a dream lover, who makes all others pale in comparison.

One by one, the people in her life are revealed to be more than what they are. She is more than what she thought she was. It was a blast to watch it all unfold.

I don't want to give away too much, because you all need to read this one. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chasing the Witch

After the events of Mark of the Witch, Jilly at last begins to breathe easier though her powers are still growing. But can she harness them in time to confront a new chain of events that threatens to change everything?
 Caroline has finally accepted her life as a witch, but when a stranger comes into her life she's forced to question her family loyalty. The sisters are thrown together to protect a young girl from the enemy determined to hunt her down. Can they save her -- and themselves?


Chasing the Witch is out!!! I'm so pleased with it, and I can;t wait to hear what everyone thinks about it!! I have my official release event on the 28th, and I'm lucky enough to share it with Stephanie Nelson! We're going to have a whole day of games and prizes!! I hope you all can join us

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Splintered by A.G. Howard

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

 When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

My thoughts:

This book was wonderfully creepy. I  have been attracted to the Alice in Wonderland story ever since I was little. This is not the Alice of your youth. Enter Alyssa, a troubled teen who talks to bugs and flowers with a mom in the nut house and a lineage tainted by the Lidell craziness. Never feeling like she really fit in, in love with someone who she can not have.

In a moment of clarity, her insane mother lets slip things about their family lineage that will send Alyssa and her love Jeb tumbling into a world very unlike their own. Here Alyssa's memories will awaken, and someone from her past will appear. Will Alyssa be able to save both herself and her mother before it's too late??

There were so many twists and turns in this book, I never knew what would happen next, I was just along for the ride. You'll both love and hate Morpheus, I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about him lol. I really hope this will be a series, I loved the book so much. 5 enthusiastic stars

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mirror Deep Snippet

Snippet 5

..“What was the man doing here? Asking for money?” Pierce thought of his father’s million-dollar practice and worried it could crash and burn—all because of one man’s greed. …..

“Exactly what I thought when Hank first said he’d come calling.” Bill weighed hiswords. “He laughed when I asked him how much he wanted to keep quiet.” Bill addressedPierce: “You heard him.”

Friday, November 2, 2012

Hi....remember me?

Hi all, sorry its been so long since I've posted something. To say that my life has been crazy would be an understatement. My husband started the Sheriff's Academy in August, so the home life has been a bit chaotic. Also, I've been doing a lot of writing, two books are almost ready to publish! Chasing the Witch will be out November 28th, and Love and Blood should be out in December or January. Also being on the blog tour and writing a bunch of guest posts has taken up some time. I  actually like doing them because it's a chance to connect with new fans!

I decided to foray into YA....a brand new series. I'm excited about it, the characters have been really fun so far. It's paranormal (you knew it would be lol) and there will be some ghosts in it. I'll post a teaser as soon as I can!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Blog tour

My blog tour started today!!! I'm very excited, so you'll get to see some fun interviews, and guest blogs written by yours truly!! I'm also giving away a Kindle!!!

Follow along!!!