February 13, 2013

Midweek Mayhem... Beautiful Creatures and Random Pix and Sneak Peeks, ohhh my! #iHeartBooks #Giveaway

Working it out…
  • (NEW) OMG, I'm seeing Beautiful Creatures tonight at 10PM!!! Yes, you read correctly...10PM!!! That means, I won't be getting home until after midnight ON A WORK NIGHT. Phew. I'm exhausted just typing about it. Will keep you posted! Watch the movie trailer here! 
  • (NEW) Thursday, 14 February I have teamed up with 16 phenomenal authors to give our books away!! It's a Bookentine's Day Extravaganza!! There's a sneak peek for you at the bottom of this post!
  • (NEW) On Monday--in order to keep her soul from my alter ego, Banshee--the lovely Heather Jacobs is hosting me on her blog! Follow her on Twitter, here, and scope out her blog, here!
Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • My dark and gritty work-in-progress, titled Becoming, (a new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters) is currently with my amazing editor!!! So excited to make this story sparkle and then pitch it at RT and RWA in a few months! Agents, you're gonna want this story...like super bad! Just sayin' ;D
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!! 
  • (Read last week's snippet, here) And now...an unedited teaser for you (one of the two heroine's POV--Zoe Moore, the raven-haired beauty with lots of neuroses).
  • (Set-up: At the hospital searching for answers.) Swallowing hard, she pushed open the car door and soldiered to the entrance. She caught herself fidgeting with the cuff of her long sleeved t-shirt and stopped. Act like you know what you’re doing. She marched past the gray-haired grandma at the foyer desk and made a left for the administration offices. She had seen the sign with the white arrow so many times that getting to the place where they kept the files wouldn’t be a problem. The issue would be actually finding her file.
  • (Update) While I wait for edits on Becoming, I'm back in Rhodhiss, baby! Okay, not literally, but I am working on revisions to Witch Way to Turn book #2!! Right now I've rewritten the opening and am on page 19 of 263 in revisions...

Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #37 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.*continues to keep fingers and toes crossed* Erm, this may not happen. LOL :P *keeps querying*
  • (Update) I've made a difficult decision on the offer for Running From Shadows from a publishing house... I passed. It just wasn't the right fit for this story. I am absolutely determined to find my demon-slaying unicorn MS the perfect home. My promise to you, lovely reader! 
  • Currently I am beta-reading for a fantastic friend and writer... Katheryn! Hooray for grim reapers!!
  • Currently reading Shifting Pride by Laura Diamond! Absolutely love the heroine's voice! Nickie is so snarky! Add this awesome werecat, YA paranormal romance to your Goodreads list here!
  • Looking for book recommendations and reviews for your 2013 TBR List? Check out The Perks of Being a Book Nerd!
Bonus material... 
*(NEW) I've signed up with the Weekend Writing Warriors! This has replaced Six Sentence Sunday, which will allow you even more steamy goodness with Pax and Greta... You'll get 8 sentences from Running From Shadows instead of 6!!! Check out my first post ~~~> here! 

*Beautiful cover art for Becoming and Running From Shadows and Witch Way to Turn book trailer by the awesomely talented Danielle Fine... Check her website for more cover art, editing, book trailer and NOW web design services. Fantastic example: Vince Considine's site here

Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert...

Looky! The books for sale at my local RWA chapter's conference on Saturday! Recognize any of them??? One in particular ;) We had a great turn out! The presenters and editor panels were awesome! Really encouraging experience. Also, something potentially really spectacular might happen because of Running From Shadows first 25 lines being read to the editor panel. Tease much? Who? Moi? :P

That moment you're watching Glee and you pause it cos the hubs won't stop talking about how much he doesn't like Glee. Yeah...I took a picture of that ;)

Sooo, are we gonna make this treat thing happen, or what?

Sunday was a Hat Day!! I bleeping LOVE hat days, and let me tell you why. 1) I don't have to wash my hair. 2) I don't have to wash my hair. 3) That's a Life Is Good hat...it's my fave! Ohhh, here's a bit of extra random slash probably TMI... Yes, that is a Pac-Man t-shirt. Not sure if you can see that. Anyway, I always wear a sweatshirt with it cos I don't like folks seeing what that naughty Pac-Man has his mouth opened on! I'm weird AND paranoid. Just sayin.

At the day job... Mardi Gras piggy bank. Just because.
Yayayayay!!! So excited to have teamed up with 16 wonderful and generous authors to offer readers our books for FREE!! This is in celebration of Bookentine's Day (a holiday I have created in the land of Karen) tomorrow!! This post is gonna rock your socks for sure!! BIG thank you and shout out to my talented friend and editor Dani for offering to create the bookshelves and 3D book covers!! They're beautiful! Check out more of her amazing creations here ~~~~> Danielle Fine's Website


  1. You're having way to much fun!! Enjoy! I tweeted.

    1. Always! I'm a regular party animal! :P Thank you for stopping by and tweeting!

  2. Keep on with the party. LOL. Will go tweet now.