August 22, 2012

My Midweek Mayhem, Reviews, Giveaway and Hunger Games Pix all for 8/22/12!

 Hi y'all! Things might actually be calming down a little. *takes a deep breath* Maybe I'll get to relax this weekend? Hm. Not likely. LOL

Working it out…
  • Please vote for Witch Way to Turn's book trailer - it's entry #17 in the You Gotta Read Reviews Contest! (vote here) Thank you so much if you've already voted! It means a lot to me. I absolutely adore the trailer that my editor, Danielle Fine, created and want it to win!! :o)
  • Awesome new reviews for Witch Way to Turn: Mostly YA Obsessed and Dana's YA Bookpile (have to scroll down a bit to see the review on this one). Woot!!
  • On the right-side of my blog is a list of stops I'm on all this month touring for Witch Way to Turn. Poof on by! (WWTT humor...teehee)
  • Today I'm at Books, Books, and More Books! Hope you'll stop by and enter the giveaway :)
Hearing voices…
  • Am pluggin' away on book #2 in the Witch Way series. Current word count is a little over 58,000 words! (On an un-related note: I've been mulling over a short-story that popped into my mind Monday morning...dunno if it'll take shape yet...will know if I'm still thinking about it by the weekend!)
  • Here's a teaser line from book #2 I'm super happy with (as always, no spoilers to book #1 or #2). This is from Myles's POV. The rapid beat of her heart ripped Myles to shreds with wanting.
Waiting game…
Cover Art by Danielle Fine
  • On week #11 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.*continues to keep fingers and toes crossed and keeps querying*
  • On week #3 of waiting to hear back from the two agents and editor from the RWA conference. *also continues to keep all possible body parts crossed*
Bonus material...
*Tune back in for SSS on Sunday for some steamy goodness from Witch Way to Turn!
*Need more Likes for my publisher Lyrical Press - Please click here! Thanks!!
*BIG shout out to my virtual assistant, Florence Price, for all of her help with promotion and getting my book trailer submitted in the You Gotta Read Reviews Contest! Thank you for all you do to keep me on the right track!
*Beautiful Cover Art for Running From Shadows by Danielle Fine... Check her website for more cover art, editing and book trailer services.

Random Alert! Random. Alert. Alert. Alert...

Peeta's Bakery - District 12

District 12 scenes from the Hunger Games movie were shot in my hometown...a small town in North Carolina called Henry River. Last year when we went back for a visit the hubby humored me and we took a bunch of pix. Here's a couple for ya! Oh, and well, let's face it... I'm team Peeta... ALL THE WAY. That is all :)

Me trying to find Peeta! Bring me bread, cute boy!!! ;)


  1. Too funny, Karen! Trying to find Peeta. Florence is truly amazing!

    1. Hi Kat! Peeta had to be there somewhere!!! LOL It was so much fun to walk around the site. You're right, Florence is amazing! Really appreciate you stopping by and commenting :)

  2. You are too funny! So much going on! Good luck with contest (I voted!)and queries!

    1. Hi Jenna! Do what I can! teeheehee ;) Thank you so much for voting and for the good luck! Really appreciate you stopping by and commenting :)

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    1. Thanks so much Karen!! :D Really appreciate you stopping by!

  4. I love your newsy posts. Waiting is the hardest thing I do. I think publishing is the only professino without deadlines until you are in the production line. Good luck.

    BTW, I still can't eat chicken.

    1. Hi Ella! Aww, girl, I so appreciate that...glad you enjoy my news updates! Waiting soooo is the hardest thing! Gosh, it's like you're thinking about it ALL the time. LOL

      Why can't you eat chicken?

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!