Awakened Release Date Announcement!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated this week in the Awakened Cover Reveal and the Cover Reveal Giveaway! I’ve received some great feedback and I’m so glad you all love the cover!! J.L. Durfey is just AMAZING at her cover work!!

The four winners of the Awakened Giveaway have been emailed/contacted to claim their prizes. Thank you and Congratulations to Cynderella D., Kirstie H., Jenn T., and Anna C. I hope you all enjoy.

Thank you also to the WONDERFUL bloggers who are so supportive and make my giveaways, reveals, and releases so much fun! If anyone is looking for fun book blogs to follow, these ladies have it DOWN! Thank you Sandwich Making Book Bitches, Can’t Read Just One, Sunshine & Mountains, Bookworm Bridgette, and Victoria’s Gossip!!

As promised, I believe it’s time for an announcement. The RELEASE DATE for Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) is … TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th!!! Yep, there will be no waiting until November 🙂 It’ll be out in less than 1 month!

There will be a Release Day Party on my Author Facebook Page to celebrate on the 29th. It’ll start at 8:00pm EST and run about an hour. We’ll chat right there on the page. It’ll be a relaxed and fun way to get to know each other, ask me questions you might be wanting to ask, and have fun! Anyone who “Likes” or “Comments” on something on my page during that hour release party will be entered to win one of the fabulous prizes below:

  • 2 Ariya Adams Prize Packs (e-copies of Protected AND Awakened)
  • 5 e-copies of Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy)
  • 1 Signed Paperback copy of Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy)
  • 2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards

IN ADDITION to a fun release day party I will be going GIVEAWAY CRAZY in the weeks leading up to October 29th. I will have 3 e-copies of Protected given away each week until we reach the week of the 29th. The first giveaway will be Monday, September 30th so keep your eyes peeled for questions coming at you on my Facebook Page, Twitter, or here on the website!

Thank you again for all of your support! I can’t wait until the 29th of October!

Awakened Cover Reveal!

It’s here!!! Time to show off the amazing work of J.L. Durfey with the revealing of the cover from Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy, Awakened.  I can’t wait to hear what you all think. Along with the reveal, I’ll be having a giveaway that will run all week. The prizes are:

  • 1 e-copy of Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy Book 1)
  • 1 e-copy of Awakened (Ariya Adams Trilogy Book 2)
  • 1 Ariya Adams Prize Pack (Protected AND Awakened)
  • 1 Kali Lockton Prize Pack (Dreamer AND Tell Me I’m Dreaming, Books 1 and 2 in the Kali Lockton Trilogy by Cover Designer and Author J.L. Durfey)

**Please note anyone who wins Awakened will be sent an e-copy of the book on the release date (To Be Announced September 27th)**

You can enter by following this link: OR visiting the giveaway tab on my Facebook Author Page.

When the giveaway ends on September 27th, I’ll be making an announcement for when YOU can expect to see Awakened available for purchase! YAY! Okay, okay, without further ado…here is the Awakened Cover!

Awakened Book 2 Ariya Adams Cover


So what do you think???? 🙂 🙂 🙂

Coming Up: Awakened Cover Reveal and Release Announcement

Hello there!

There is SO much coming up for our friend, Ariya Adams this Fall. First up, the Awakened cover is finished! J.L. Durfey has outdone herself with this one and I LOVE IT! The cover reveal will take place the week of September 23rd, yep next week. Along with the reveal, I’ll be having a giveaway. NOW, have you learned how much I love giveaways? 🙂 It’ll run from September 23rd through September 27th. It’ll be VERY easy to enter and all the details will be on my Website (right here!) and Author Facebook Page. The prizes will be, my novels, Protected AND a guaranteed copy of Awakened upon release, as well as a copy of Dreamer AND Tell Me I’m Dreaming (The Kali Lockton Trilogy Books 1 and 2) by J.L. Durfey! I can’t wait to see what you all think of this cover once it’s out. I will tell you, it’s a bit more dramatic and darker than the Protected cover.
That leads me to a question I’ve been getting a lot…when will Awakened be released? It’s in the editors hands which means VERY SOON! As soon as the cover reveal giveaway ends…*hint hint September 27th*…the announcement will come for when the release will be. I know I originally said November, but you won’t have to wait that long! 🙂
For those of you who “attended,” the release party for Protected was a blast, with lots of great giveaways. The Awakened release party though, whew, it’s going to be AWESOME!!! A full list of prizes will be announced along with the release date on the 27th so stay tuned for that! There will be lots of copies of Protected and Awakened flying. The release party will happen online on my Facebook Page again this time around. I’ll make sure to give you plenty of notice and plenty of details!!
So that’s it for now! I’m SO looking forward to getting the Awakened cover out AND getting you information on the release date!! For now though, I’m practicing patience 🙂
Happy Tuesday!!

Book 2 Title Reveal

Hi friends!

So we didn’t quite reach our goal of 10 new followers and 850 Facebook fans, but you know what? I still can’t keep it in! Drum Roll please …*insert drumming noise here* … the title for Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy is:


Yep, Awakened. Oh, I can’t wait for you all to read it. I have had more fun with Book 2 than I did with Book 1. Now, I did promise a teaser, too, if we reached the goal. Again, can’t hold it in. But instead of a new one (well for some it will be new) I’m going to post a teaser that I gave to the wonderful Bridgette ( in an author interview previously. Please note this version has not been through final edits. Enjoy!


I barely turned the knob on the front door when Caroline froze. Her head jerked to the side. “Get inside the house.” She hesitated only a moment longer before turning and pushing me through the door. She locked it behind her and whipped her cell phone out.

“Damn it,” she said under her breath as she shoved her phone into her back pocket.

“What’s wrong?” My heartbeat steadily started increasing. Caroline seemed concerned and James and Nick were still out there somewhere.

She didn’t answer me but turned towards the large windows in the family room. She looked around for a moment longer before shoving me to a bedroom adjacent to James’ “Get to that room, now. Lock the door and do not come out.”

“What? No, come with me. What’s going on?”

“Ariya, go. Please don’t argue. I’m fine, but I can’t worry about you if I’m going to handle this shit.”

“What do you mean handle this? I’m not leaving you,” I walked closer to her as I spoke.

“You will cause me to be distracted and that will put me in danger. Do you understand?” Her voice startled me and I turned heading for the room I hadn’t been in yet. I peeked back over at her as I got to the door. A noise at the front of the house made me jump.

“Now,” Caroline whispered urgently. She stood as if she was ready to pounce on something. “Not a word, Ariya, I mean it. And shut the door.”

Before I obeyed and shut the door, I heard a terrifying sound. It sounded like nails scraping down glass. Caroline’s body jerked from the front door over to the living room windows as a voice sounded from somewhere outside.

“Come out, come out wherever you are.” I heard. Frightened by the malice of the voice, I quickly shut the door I was hidden behind and locked it as instructed.

Caroline is fine, she’s a vampire. Whatever that is, she can handle it.

I tried convincing myself of her safety, but I was frightened. I could feel terror welling in my gut, creeping up into my chest and causing my breathing to become erratic.

Outside the door, I heard glass shatter followed by a snarl. Oh please, please let Care be okay, I prayed silently.

Noises outside the door increased. I could hear banging, growling, and tearing. I didn’t want to know what the tearing was. I was caught between wanting to do something to help and the words Caroline said to me about her being in more danger if I didn’t stay put. It sounded like a warzone outside the door, it couldn’t be good. Where were James and Nick?


Hope you liked it! So, what do you think of the title, Awakened???

My Choice of Dream Cast for Protected

Hey guys!

I know I’ve been teasing at my Dream Cast for awhile. Dream Casts are so hard for me because I have such a distinct picture of my characters in my head. BUT, I think this one is okay/meets the criteria in my head enough 🙂 Let me know what you think? Do you have a different cast? Feel free to comment with YOUR characters! I’d love to hear what you think.

Ariya: Teresa Palmer



James: So I don’t have a name for this model. But he’s from my cover. In my mind, James’ hair is a bit darker, but hair color and eye color can be changed easily, right? 🙂

James Cover


Caroline: Jessica Stroup

Stroup Caroline


Nick: Max Irons

Max Irons - Nick


Riley: Matt Lanter



Devon: Brant Dougherty



Emma: Isabel Lucas

Emma Isabel Lucas



So what do you think?? Hope you enjoyed the Dream Cast I put together 🙂

Happy Labor Day! <3