Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What's An Even Better Holiday Gift Than a New Book ?

The Best Holiday Gift?  Books, of Course!
What is a better holiday gift than a new book? How about one signed by the author?
If anyone purchases Second Verse as a holiday gift, let me know between now and Dec 18. I’ll send you a customized, signed book plate to place inside the front cover, made out to the gift recipient and signed by me.
What’s better than a personalized and signed book?
And if not my book, make sure you buy books for all the readers in your life. Trust me, to an avid reader, there is no better gift than a new book!
Happy holidays, friends!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cover Reveal! Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart (The Diatous Wars #1)

Today I have the pleasure of helping reveal the cover of Tracy E. Banghart's SHATTERED VEIL, a New Adult Science Fiction novel that will seriously knock your socks off. I loved this book! You will too so make sure to add it on Goodreads!

Without further ado...

When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become?

War has come to Atalanta, infecting its quiet villages and lush woodlands, igniting whispered worries in its glittering capitol.
All across the dominion, young men are being Selected for Military and sent to the front lines…and eighteen-year-old Aris Haan’s childhood sweetheart is one of them.

Pyralis Nekkos, Atalanta’s leader, has kept the truth from his people, that their dominion will fall…and much sooner than anyone could guess.
Galena Vadim, his reluctant ally, wishes she could forget their shared past...until her future seems to depend on it.

And for the boy she loves, Aris, a talented wingjet pilot, will give up everything - her home, her name, even her face...
...only to become the key to her dominion's survival.

Tracy E. Banghart is a cheesy movie–loving, fantasy football–playing (go Ravens!), globe-trotting Army wife who began “practicing” her craft at the age of five, when she wrote her first story. She loves visiting the international friends she met while pursuing her MA in Publishing and spends a portion of every summer at her family’s cabin in Canada, where she finds inspiration and lots of time to relax on the dock. She lives with her husband, son, two lazy dogs and one ornery cat. When not writing or spending time with her family, she is on a mission to bake the perfect cupcake.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

YALSA Five Star Review for SECOND VERSE!

YALSA Five Star Review for SECOND VERSE

A Young Adult Library Services Assn (YALSA) reviewer loves SECOND VERSE!

“If you’re into reading suspenseful, breathtaking, horrific, and romantic books, this is the book for you. I couldn’t put the book down. I am fully in love with this book.” ~ Kayla, YALSA Top Ten Reviewer


Friday, November 15, 2013

Kara Taylor's Deadly Little Sins Cover Reveal and Giveaway!

Today I'm helping reveal the cover of DEADLY LITTLE SINS, the third book in Kara Taylor's PREP SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL series.

People. Read. This. Book. You won't be sorry. This series is so incredibly mysterious and fun. Prep School Confidential was one of my favorite reads of 2013 and I can't wait for this latest installment in the series!

Check it out and enter the giveaway to win an ARC of book 2, WICKED LITTLE SECRETS!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Epilepsy Awareness Month! (A Cause Near and Dear to Me)

Hey all! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, a cause that is near and dear to me. Epilepsy is one of the most common major chronic medical conditions, but also one of the ones that is least understood in the medical community, though the epilepsy community is working hard to change that.

As many of you know, my oldest son was diagnosed a few years ago with epilepsy. Though it hasn’t been the easiest time for him, I am happy to report, thanks to his wonderful doctors and a combination of medications, he has been seizure free for two years now, a blessing we are completely grateful for each day we get it and one that we certainly don’t take for granted as we know it can change at any time. Like many dealing with epilepsy, we continue to battle and fight against this silent disease and its stigmas, side effects and the hindrances epilepsy creates for those who suffer with it. But, as many in the epilepsy community say, we continue to live by the mantra: “I have epilepsy, but epilepsy doesn’t have me!”

To raise awareness and money for this very important-to-me cause, I am pledging to donate a portion of my proceeds for every copy of my novel, SECOND VERSE, sold during the month of November. That includes hardcover, paperback and ebook.

A portion of every single book sale will go to The National Epilepsy Foundation and the KARE Foundation. Donations will directly fund epilepsy research, and will also provide various aid for children in the epilepsy community including: granting wishes and providing scholarships for kids with epilepsy to attend safe camps.

Thanks all for reading a tiny bit about our journey with epilepsy. Just you reading this post provides awareness and for that I am so very grateful for your time.

If you haven’t read SECOND VERSE yet, and want to, or if you’re already holiday shopping, and want to buy during November to have a portion of it donated to this cause, feel free to order from your retailer of choice.

Any purchase, from anywhere, counts! Here are just a few places where it is available:

If you want a signed copy, you can contact the folks at WORDS BOOKSTORE. They have some signed copies on hand, but being that it is my local bookstore, I can stop by and personalize or sign copies for anyone who orders through them! If you want a signed copy, or something specific in the personalization, just include instructions in the notes section of your order.
Thanks for reading friends, and learning a little more about this disorder that affects so many people every day.