July 24, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: The beast bellowed... End him. LONGING #Snippet7 #DragonsFTW #NA

Working it out…
  • (Still Happening :P) 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--Vote) My dear friend Jenna Jaxon's book cover--designed by the lovely and talented Danielle Fine--is up for cover of the month! Please vote >>> here. Muah! ♥
  • (NEW) My lovely friend (Avery Olive's) agent journey! Check it here.
  • (NEW) The Worst Week Ever by Liza O'Connor...Blog tour with $$ giveaway! Stop by here.
  • (NEW) Witch Way to Turn moves on to the final round of the Aspen Gold Contest!!!! Librarians, here I come!!
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...
I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys

Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration for my dark and gritty new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters (right beside this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!!
  • Twitter pitch for BecomingAfter 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 #7 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited and in Taylor's POV)! Read Snippets here: #1#2#3#4, #5, #6. Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :) 
Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #7)... 

“We can find another girl. Make it a party. Or I can just wat—”

“No,” she snapped.

“So it’s just over then?” His voice had an edge to it. “I thought we had something special?”

She nodded. “I… I hoped we had. I didn’t want to hurt you. You’re a good person.”

“Fine.” He turned away and walked back to the bed. “Rich, bitch,” he mumbled as he crawled back under the covers. “Get out.” Icy pricks pimpled her skin. The sunlight coming in through the window began to darken as her vision dulled. Colors faded as anger pulsed through her veins.

How dare he speak to me like that, the beast bellowed in her mind. End him.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #19 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests currently out for Becoming are 8 total! Squee!!!  *fingers and toes crossed* 
  • Finished When It's Least Expected by Heather Van Fleet. 5 hearts!! Review coming soon!
  • Finished my first Stephen King book eva!! Carrie was absolutely made of awesome! The head-hopping irked me slightly, but the story and voice were so fantastic that it didn't matter!
  • Looking for book recommendations and reviews for your 2013 TBR List? Check out The Perks of Being a Book Nerd

Bonus material... 
*Writers, looking for a talented editor? I highly recommend Danielle FineShe'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 ShadowsAnnnnd 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...  

Sooo, these are some big arse earrings! A friend joked that they could be an abacus :P I totally giggled cos it's true!

The demon pup beheads his toys and leaves them to die alone :P

Totally ate at a restaurant that was on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in ATL!!!! Holla! I got breakfast food ;)

Sat next to an awesome lady at one of the RWA workshops and of course when I spotted her owl ring (ahhhh, no pun intended, I swear) I had to ask her for a pic... Owls rock!

This... Just because :P

Why, yes, yes that is an owl necklace I'm wearing :)) Ohh, and that's my RWA badge with my YA flower on it... Yup, random.
Hot Atlanta as we drove into the city for RWA last week! Great time!!! Even tho there were FOUR women in ONE hotel room, we had a blast!! My CRW chapter-mates rock! <33