June 26, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: She could almost hear the beast laughing at her... LONGING #Snippet4 #DragonsFTW #NORSummerFun

Working it out…
  • (Happening) Check it out >>> I'm participating in Night Owl Reviews Scavenger Hunt! Deets here. I'm giving away a signed copy of Witch Way to Turn and a $25 Amazon giftcard!
  • (NEW) I've been author tagged! Stop by to find out secrets about my dragons and the newly revealed Pinterest board! Deets here!
  • (NEW) Writers helping writers... Fundraiser for Tamara Mataya, who was forced to evacuate her home due to terrible floods that engulfed High River, Alberta, Canada. There's an auction going on and I'm donating a signed copy of Witch Way to Turn with swag, which will include a CD of the playlist. Deets here There are also agent and editor critiques available for bidding! Here
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...This one makes me think of the confusion swirling in Zoe's mind.
Take Me on the Floor by The Veronicas

Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • My dark and gritty new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters, titled Becoming, is completely edited!!!!! And I'll be pitching it at RWA in July if I don't have an agent before then...but cross your fingers and toes and eyes and, erm, anything you can cross cos it's with FIVE awesome agents right now!!! :D
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!!
  • Twitter pitch for Becoming: After a transplant gives Zoe a dragon shifter’s heart, she learns that her online boyfriend is her donor and...a girl.
 Today I'm sharing snippet #4 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited)! Read Snippets here: #1, #2, #3.Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :) 
Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #4)... 

“Hey, where are you going?” Jeff asked as he sat up in bed. The covers fell back revealing a smooth, bare chest. He pushed his long, brown hair behind his ears. The hair and her vivid imagination had been the only things that got her through last night.

As much as she didn’t like rejecting people, she couldn’t keep seeing him. Bile rose in her throat. She could almost hear the beast laughing at her. It knew she could never be free of it. “This isn’t working out.” She carefully scrunched her mess of blond curls.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #16 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #11 with one awesome agent and week #2 with another (partial), and week #6 with the three other awesome agents (full)!! *fingers and toes crossed* 

Bonus material... 
*Writers, looking for a talented editor? I highly recommend Danielle Fine. She's edited four manuscripts of mine and has taught me so much! I'm a stronger writer because of her guidance. Also, she designed my beautiful inspiration cover art for Becoming and Running From Shadows! Annnnd she created the book trailer for Witch Way to Turn! 
*For more information on Dani's editing services, cover design, book trailer creation and website design stop by her site >>>> here!

Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert... 
Rusty pup says "hi."

Rusty pup attacked me whilst I was watching TV on Monday night :P

Okay, lemme tell ya...that Mocha Iced Coffee is freakin' amazing!! It tastes like uber caffeinated chocolate milk... Nom!

Last week at work the USS Enterprise made its final voyage into the shipyard near where I work...she was the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Really cool to see :)


  1. Gorgeous book covers and provocative snippets. Good luck on finding an agent.

    1. Thank you, Andrea! Danielle Fine does fantastic covers :) *fingers crossed on the agents*

  2. Another crazy post - fingers crossed for agent hunting.