Hey everyone! It has been a few weeks since I posted here. I’ve been doing my Weekly Lives on Facebook, so if you’re looking for me – I’ve been on my social media sites 🙂 BUT, I don’t mean to leave you all hanging here – so sit back, relax and get ready for lots of EXCITING updates & this week’s theme and focus — Brain to Books Cyber Convention & Book Expo (B2BCYCON)!!
So, FIRST … Updates! Man, are there quite a few! My first newsletter launched last week (March 27th) and I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to those of you who responded and gave feedback! It looks like you all enjoyed it, and I’m so excited! As I’ve mentioned a few times, there is an Exclusive Character Contest going on right now for my newsletter subscribers. You can have a character in my upcoming novel named after YOU!! The contest is running through May 8th, so you still have time to hop on the subscriber’s list and get in on entering! The next newsletter will go out Tuesday, April 24th!
There are 2 ways to sign up for the Newsletter:
- Download the 1st two chapters of Protected for FREE, while also getting your name on the subscription list: http://bit.ly/2EgYs1r
- Already read Protected? Simply sign up for the newsletter subscription list here: http://eepurl.com/di6Zef
In other news … the 1st draft of my current work in progress is DONE! EEK! I am so excited. I’m editing everything now and will be sending it to my writing sisters and beta readers soon. The book will officially go to my editor on June 8th. Stay tuned for an announcement on the release date! I will tell you that I am looking at a SUMMER 2018 launch! It’s almost here! 🙂 I’ll also be announcing the title of the book in the next few weeks, so make sure you’re checking in with me on social media occasionally for those updates!
See what I mean? Lots of BIG updates took place during my Weekly Live Check-In on Facebook this week! I hop on each week at 8:00 PM EST so make sure you’re joining me there!
Now, onto what I’ll be focusing on and chatting with everyone about this week — the Brain to Books Cyber Convention & Book Expo … or B2BCYCON 2018!!
I will be taking part in this FREE, ALL ONLINE Book Convention and Expo this week! This is going to be SO much fun! This is like a virtual tradeshow of books — there is an expo where you can browse books of ALL genres, check out excerpts from various authors, watch as authors read excerpts from their books, see different interviews, panels, etc. There is also a Cover Wars Tournament and Character Tournament! It’s going to be an incredibly fun three days online, so you can enjoy all of it from the comfort of your home, in your pajamas!!
The Ariya Adams Trilogy will be a part of the Book Expo. I also have an expert from Protected that is part of the Just Read portion of the convention.
I would love your help for one part of the convention this week. My covers, designed by the incredible Cover Me Pretty, are part of the Cover Wars in the Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy category. Starting at 9 PM on April 5th, you can log on and start voting for your favorite covers. It’s set up as a bracket style, with different rounds of voting, culminating in a winner at the end of the convention! I’d love if you stop by and have a minute to vote. I can’t take much credit for my covers, Cover Me Pretty did all the concepts and work and while I may be biased, I LOVE what she created for me!
I’ll post the direct link, but you can access the main Cover Wars link, and then select the Paranormal Romance Category starting April 5th here: http://b2bcycon.com/cover-wars/
You can get in on all of the amazing content of B2BCYCON here: http://b2bcycon.com! Make sure you stop by starting April 6th!!
That’s all I have for you for now!! Have a FANTASTIC week, everyone!
Happy December & Happy Holiday Season!
As an early Holiday gift … Sacrificed is AVAILABLE NOW and LIVE in e-book format on Amazon!! And about a day early! YAY!!!
Can’t wait to read it?! Want to FINALLY see what happens to Ariya, James, Nick, Caroline & Riley?? Get your copy on Amazon here, NOW!
Psst…I’m exclusively with Amazon now, so if you are on Kindle Unlimited — Sacrificed is there, too!! You can snag it for FREE!
Don’t forget to join me Thursday, December 7th at 8:30 PM EST for a fun Launch Party night on Facebook! Join the event here and don’t miss out on the silly games and awesome Giveaways!!
EEK! So excited to have this in your hands and LIVE!
Thank you all <3
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! First and foremost, I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family, friends and loved ones!
In case you missed it, I went live on my Facebook page last night to announce some BIG NEWS!! Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Black Friday Sale!!! Protected (Book 1 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy) will be available for FREE on Amazon starting this Friday (24 November) – Sunday (26 November)! Click here to bookmark where you can get your FREE copy and start your journey with Ariya and the gang!
- I joined Instagram! I’m doing Giveaway to get some excitement going about it! Check it out and enter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card ~OR~ an e-book copy of Awakened (Book 2 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy)! This Giveaway will be open starting TODAY and run through Monday the 27th!
- Sacrificed Cover Reveal will launch on all Social Media Platforms Tuesday, 28 November (that’s less than a week away)!!
- FINALLY — **Drum Roll please** The Sacrificed release date has been announced!! Book 3 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy will be available on Amazon Thursday, December 7th! I’ll be hosting a Release Party on my Facebook page that evening with lots of giveaways! Stay tuned for more details around that!
I can’t wait for you all to get your hands on Sacrificed! Thank you, as always for your support and encouragement!
Again, Happy Thanksgiving to you & your loved ones!
So I hit “send” earlier today to my incredible Beta Readers for Sacrificed! It’s in their hands so I can get their feedback on what they think of Book 3 in the Ariya Adams Trilogy!
This means we are only a few weeks away from launch! I’ll be working through comments and feedback from my betas whenever they finish their read through and then it will just be minor tweaks and formatting!
I thought I’d share the good news update! We’re really close and I’m so excited for you all to get your hands on Sacrificed!
Stay tuned for the upcoming Cover Reveal, a few teasers, and of course the announcement of a RELEASE DATE!
The wait is almost over…THANK YOU as always for your excitement and support!
WOW! Let me just start this post by saying, I know it has been a LONG time since I have updated you all and wrote a ‘hello.’ However, you are incredible! I have been getting so many kind, wonderful and thoughtful notes about how you’re patiently waiting for Sacrificed to come out! As a reader, there have been so many times when I’ve been desperate for the next or final book in a series to come out. I know how it feels! To think that so many of you are feeling those emotions for my work is humbling and something I never thought would happen. I’m thrilled you are excited and as attached to Ariya, James, Nick and Caroline as I am!
I know it has been a long road… and many of you were probably thinking this:
But GUESS WHAT?! I am ready to move past the writing stage!!
That’s right, we are on our way! Sacrificed has been sent to my amazing writing / critique partner. This is the first big step for me (besides the actual writing part 🙂 ). It’s the first time someone else sees the book and helps with feedback, some editing and letting me know if they enjoy it! This is the part where I’m able to get critiques and go back through the book to make sure that all the questions raised are answered! Sometimes it’s hard as the author to make sure that plot holes are all filled in. I know everything about my characters — feelings, thoughts, what has happened and will happen to them, etc. So it’s always helpful for me to have someone I trust read and edit the book in the first round to tell me if I’ve left something in my head & forgotten to push the information to you, the reader!
I’m so excited about moving Sacrificed to the next stage of the process. There is some more writing that needs to be done, but the majority is THERE! It now comes down to editing and filling in the missing pieces.
This stage does take some time, with edits, back and forth communications and reworking some portions of the book. However, for me it’s one of the most exciting because I get feedback on what I’ve been working on for so long!
So for those of you who have been so patient with me, THANK YOU! You’ll hear from me soon on how it’s going, but until then … Happy Reading and Have a GREAT start to your summer!
Happy Tuesday 🙂 I hope everyone is doing well. I know I have continued to be quiet on here. My real world job has been quite busy lately, keeping me from talking to you all. I will be having some announcements in the coming weeks for you though, so stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, you may have noticed my UtopYA Exhibitor Badge on the side of my webpage!! I’m so excited for June. My dear friend and writing sister, J.L. Durfey, and I will be attending the conference AND we will have an exhibitor booth at UtopYA in Nashville this year. I can’t wait!! It’s going to be a BLAST!!! Check out our names, and other exhibitors here: http://utopyacon.com/exhibitors-2014/. Let me know if you are going to be attending too. I’d love to meet you in person 🙂
Along with that announcement, I was hoping to have Sacrificed out by the time UtopYA came along, but life never goes quite like we plan does it? So while it won’t be out by June, I am hoping to still have it out in 2014. I know I had said early 2014 originally, so I apologize profusely to those of you who have reached out to me saying you’re waiting. I’m so appreciative of your support and the love you have for Ariya. I never thought I’d get so many wonderful messages about this, and I can’t thank you enough!!! I don’t want to rush the process because I want to give you what you deserve – an exciting and adventurous ending to this story. I pour everything I have into these books and right now, there are some things in my personal life that have gotten in the way of that. I hope you understand. It is being worked on! You will have a Book 3! And hopefully, it will be worth the wait. There are 2 teasers posted under Sacrificed Teasers if you want something in the meantime to look at.
I will say, I was blocked for awhilee, before life got in the way, because I didn’t love what my characters were doing. After talking to J.L. and getting her always supportive viewpoint, I decided to just write out what my characters wanted, even though it was hard for me. I am so glad I did!! The thoughts are flowing again and the book has taken a direction that has surprised me. I’m hoping that means you’re surprised as well! I want to make sure you are getting a great ending to the Ariya Adams trilogy!!
I think that’s all I have for now! Thank you for your continued support, and for your understanding with the current delays with Sacrificed. You all are amazing!!