January 16, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: I'm Signing at the RT Booklovers Convention, WIP update AND Random Pix! #CoverLove #Giveaway

Working it out…
  • I'm attending the RT Booklovers Convention at the end of April and I'll be doing MY FIRST public book signing...so check who will also be signing! Omigosh, I'm stoked and already starstruck by the authors attending! YA Alley, baby! Check the lineup here :D Ahhhhh!
Contests and giveaways…
  • (NEW - Help!) I've entered Running From Shadows into Cupid's Literary Connection Blind Speed Dating Contest! My query and first 250 words are up for grabs ;) Hope you'll stop by (here) and comment, I gotta make sure my query is super shiny before I continue to submit. Muah! 
  • (NEW) Entered Witch Way to Turn into the 2013 HOLT Medallion Contest! Click here for more info.
  • (Poll closes on 20 January) Sizzling PR nominated Witch Way to Turn for BEST young adult book of THE YEAR!! AND Only Scandal WIll Do by Jenna Jaxon for BEST historical of 2012...please vote here!
  • (Now until 19 January) I'm participating in a MEGA giveaway with two wonderful friends -- author Katherine Skye and editor Danielle Fine! The prizes: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle cover, $50 Amazon giftcard, Tote bag and a critique of your query letter, synopsis AND first three chapters of your manuscript!!! Enter here!
Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • It. Is. Finished!!!! I wrote THE END on my dark and gritty work-in-progress (a new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters and is unlike anything I've ever written)!!! Ended up being a little over 68k words...for now ;) Currently I'm doing a read through and lemme just say... I FREAKING LOVE IT!!! Not that I'm in the slightest bit partial :P
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!! 
  • Read snippets of each character here and see pictures of them by clicking on their names :) Ohhh, and see what my plan is for the future of Becoming!

Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #32 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.*continues to keep fingers and toes crossed*
  • Currently I am beta-reading for two fantastic friends and writers... Katheryn and Jenna Jaxon!
Bonus material... 
*Tune back in for SSS on Sunday for more steamy goodness with Pax and Greta from Running From Shadows!

*Watch the awesome USA Today recommended Witch Way to Turn book trailer here!! And Like it for me! Muah!

*Let me know you've Liked my Facebook Author Page and I'll gladly Like you back! :) Click here!

*Beautiful cover art for Becoming and Running From Shadows and Witch Way to Turn book trailer by my awesome editor, Danielle Fine... Check her website for more cover art, editing and book trailer services.


Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert...

So my amazing virtual assistant (Florence Price) found this cool website (here) that does custom CDs, and she turned my Witch Way to Turn playlist into an album! I'm stoked!! This will make a perfect giveaway!

Okay, let's discuss random... I really wanna know the answer to this, so leave a comment or tweet me cos I'm curious! Please and thank you :) This is my favorite peanut butter cracker. How many bites does it take you to eat one of these crackers? I need to know if I'm normal or not :P (Oh, I'll go first. I can eat one of these crackers in one to two bites.)

Rusty pup was annoyed that I was taking his picture while he was trying to sleep. Yes, I torture him. Hey, if I don't, who will? ;)

EXTRA bit of random:
As you know, I went to see a pre-screening of Warm Bodies last Thursday! It was FANTASTIC, and I definitely recommend you see it...but the book is still my first love! So if you haven't read the book...go here (Amazon US) or here (Amazon UK) or here (Barnes & Noble) and buy it. Seriously, you won't be disappointed! Isaac Marion's writing is beautiful and his sense of humor is EPIC. (Stalk him here...I do!)


  1. Great blog! I am always intrigued. In my humble opinion, the crackers are (one) bite size! And I love Rusty the angel pup!!

    1. Aww, thank you! You're not partial at all ;) lolz One bite, yess!

  2. I'm so excited you decided to attend RT with me this year. We're going to have a fabulous time! I want a CD! :)

    1. I'm so excited too! We're gonna have a blast! I wish I had a steampunk dress to wear tho! *pouts* LOL Yay, CD! :)

  3. So sad I can't go to RT, but will have to make do with RWA. :) Can't wait to read Becoming--the title alone is completely awesome! Not to mention the cover!

    In my random past experience with those kinds of crackers, they were two bite if you wanted to be polite. But I could cram a whole one in my mouth if no one was looking. LOL

    1. I wish you could come to RT too! I'm so looking forward to our trip to RWA! And you will pitch, if I have to drag you in there and hold your hand!! ;) ALAYM needs an agent!!

      LOL, okay good to know! I normally just do one bite too! :P But ya know, Banshee gotta eat!

  4. You always have the most entertaining blogs!

    1. Hi D'Ann! Awww, thank you so much!! I'm glad you enjoy it =D

  5. I wish I was going to RT this year, but I want to have a book out first. So next year it will be. Great Wednesday post.

  6. Man, you are a busy chickie! Fantastic about finishing Becoming! And that's awesome you will be attending the RT Convention as well. :) By the way, I love those peanut butter & honey crackers too. And yes, two bites on this end as well. :)

    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! It's been crazy lately. LOL I'm stoked to attend RT! It's my first time. teehee They are yummy crackers aren't they? Good to know! :D