July 31, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: Not again... She was in control. LONGING #Snippet8 #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) Entered Becoming into the Heartbeat Romance Contest! So perfect for Zoe and Taylor! ♥ Contest closes for entries on Friday, 2nd August! Deets here.
  • (NEW) I'm signing locally in Newport News, Virginia! Stop by and see me on the 21st of September from 1-4PM! Deets here
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...
Bring Me To Life by Evanescence

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 #8 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited and in Taylor's POV)! Read Snippets here: #1#2#3#4, #5, #6, #7. Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :) 
Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #8)... 

“No,” she said.

“What?” Jeff asked. Confusion written in the crinkle of his forehead.

She hadn’t meant to say that aloud. No, no, no. She wouldn’t let her beast take over again. She was in control. “Nothing. I’m leaving now.”

“Good. Get the fuck out.”

She didn’t respond just sped into the hallway. Not trusting herself to be trapped on the elevator with someone, she opted for the stairs. Ten flights later, heart pumping, she stood outside the high-rise dorm. At least the jaunt down the steps had warmed her up a bit. A girl in a mini skirt and gladiator sandals gave her a suspicious look as she passed by.

At the far end of the parking lot, Taylor walked up to her BMW and the keyless entry allowed her in. The July morning had already heated the inside of the car. She took a deep breath and released it slowly. The warmth was miraculous. If only she could walk around in a bubble that was this temperature, maybe she wouldn’t have to struggle so hard for control.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #20 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* 
  • Currently reading Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King! OMG, sooo good!!! The story is very much 'told' from an omniscient observer's perspective (which I normally don't care for), but it's sooo intriguing. I'm hooked!
  • 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...  

Me and the Hubs sneakin' in a photo-opp before watching Pacific Rim... Fuuuun movie!! Trailer below for your viewing pleasure ;)

The demon pup likes to nest...he unmade the bed!! >.< But he's so adorbs that I forgave him ;) Lesson here, kids...be an adorable puppy and you will get your way in everything.
Creme brulee the other night at Bonefish. Was doing research for the heroine in my current WIP...ahhh, the hard life of a writer :P

My minion left me a note... She finds my ask-the-unicorn button both disturbing and hysterical :P She's crazy!


  1. You have minion? I'm jealous!! Keeping all body parts crossed for you on the agent thing! Tweeted.

    1. I totally do (at the day job)!! Can you believe it?? :D Thank you for the good luck! *hugs*

  2. Good luck with the agents! I just know one is going to snap you and Becoming up! And so excited you're liking Eyes of the Dragon! Such a great book! My love to the demon pup! :)