Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cover Reveal for the awesome Michelle Merrill!

I'm thrilled to be part of Michelle Merrill's cover reveal today. Her book is amazing and she wrote it for such a good cause. Check out her beautiful cover!







Release Date: May, 8 2014


Isn't is gorgeous?

Here's the blurb:

All Kate wants is to live. Battling cystic fibrosis is hard enough, dying from it is even harder. When her mom moves them closer to the hospital in the middle of her senior year, Kate’s determined to isolate herself—saving everyone the trouble of befriending a dying girl. It’s a difficult task when cheerful optimist Giana insists on being Kate’s friend.
Kate’s resolve falters even more when curly-haired Kyler captivates her with his sweet melodies. As her emotional walls collapse, Kate realizes the people she’s been pushing away may be the ones giving her a reason to live. But it might be too late.

Doesn't this sound amazing? It is. :) 

Also, HALF of all proceeds will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Which is so unbelievably awesome.


Here's a little bit about Michelle.

Michelle Merrill loves kissing her hubby, snuggling her kids, eating candy, reading books, and writing first drafts. She names her computers after favorite fictional characters and fictional characters after favorite names. To learn more about her, visit www.authormichellemerrill.com.

 

Where to find Michelle and stay updated on book details.
Follow her on Twitter- https://twitter.com/merrillwrites
Check out her Blog- http://perfectingthecraft.blogspot.com/

Congratulations! So thrilled for you!

Monday, March 24, 2014

7 books for $.99? Heck yes!

My amazing friend Kim Krey and six other authors have just put out an awesome boxed set of their best selling romantic suspense novels. The books are fun, romantic and clean. AND they're only $.99 for all seven! Congrats to you guys! Can't wait to read all of these awesome books!!

Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love and Suspense
Boxed set is only $.99 March 24th through March 29th. 






Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon
Deliah Dreser's in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there's more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole's in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. Is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother's murders?
Bestselling author Sherry Gammon's reviewers exclaim; "She has a gift for touching her readers with beautiful, gripping stories that you can’t put down."




Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt
Nothing good ever happens after dark. Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated.
Now her father is dead, and Daleigh finds a hidden journal hinting that his death was no accident. Small town mechanic Ryan Shields is the only one who seems to believe Daleigh. As the two work to unravel the mystery, it becomes obvious that someone wants them dead. They must rely on each other—and on God—if they hope to make it home before the darkness swallows them whole.
Award-Winning Suspense Novelist and Bestselling Amazon Author, touted as "scary, funny, passionate, and quirky" by USA Today.

Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru
Rachel Saunders is looking forward to her all-expense paid weekend trip to New York. But, when her luggage is lost and she is accosted by an infuriating Homeland Security agent, events take a dangerous turn.
Amanda Tru, Bestselling Amazon Author of Romance and Suspense. Discover the author who, as an Amazon reviewer raves, “continues to impress me and dominate my time with a book I can’t put down even after it’s ended.”


Cassie's Cowboy Crave by Kimberly Krey
In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss.
In return, Cassie steals his heart…
When Cassie is forced to join the witness protection program, she fears her life is over… but then she meets Shane Emerson — the hunky cowboy posing as her husband. Will this sham marriage turn into the real thing, or will a hidden danger put it all at risk?
Kimberly Krey writes romance that’s clean without losing the steam. What’s Beyond Forks calls this Best-selling Western Romance author “the master of romantic tension.”



A Perfect Fit by Heather Tullis
Cami DiCarlo is not happy when her father forces her into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel and unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, insisting they live together while they launch the new resort.
When she meets Vince, the sweet, sexy landscaper her father would never have approved of, Cami can’t say no. If only she could be sure she is on the right track—and that they will be able to stop the person who is trying to destroy everything.

You Belong with Me by Shannon Guymon 
Layla Kendall is a burned out social worker one step away from a major depression. When she and her sisters inherit their grandmother's bakery, she doesn't know if she can trust her good fortune or not. But the chance to be with her sisters and get away from the heartache and pain she's faced day in and day out is a chance she's going to take. With Layla's new life, come new friendships, including Michael Bender, a single dad. She doesn't trust men but Michael's little girl grabs her by the heart and won't let go.
Shannon Guymon is an Amazon Bestselling Author of lighthearted and clean romance who according to her many fans, has the ability to paint pictures of her characters so real that readers would know them if they saw them walking down the street.

Blog This by Cami Checketts
Devastated by the loss of her brother, Natasha Senecot exposes the dangers of Matthew Chrysler's violent video games, bankrupting and humiliating him. Chrysler sends a hit man after her. In a race against time, can Natasha expose Chrysler before his assassin murders her family and shatters her world?
Bestselling author Cami Checketts has been touted as, "A genius! She writes about topics that aren't widely discussed, and she does such a brilliant job of crafting these things into wonderful stories that touch your heart and remain with you for days afterwards."

Friday, February 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL!!

I'm so excited to share my cover for Not Your Average Happy Ending with you today!!

Here's the blurb:



When Ash Summerland left the Academy of Magical Beings, he was sure he’d put his troubles behind him. But when his girlfriend, Kendall, is almost killed by an old enemy over something he knows little about, Ash is forced to confront the demons of his past if he wants to save his and Kendall’s future.
With his fairy magic fading and his djinn magic more powerful than ever, Ash isn’t sure he can stop the evil from closing in around him. Although Kendall is the only thing keeping him from going over the edge, if he can’t learn to balance out his magic and find a way to defeat his enemies once and for all, both his world, and the girl he loves will be lost forever.







I love it! It meshes with my first cover so well. Woo hoo!! Can't wait for March 3rd to share it with you!! And thanks so much to everyone who helped me reveal my cover today! Have a wonderful Valentines Day and a great weekend!! :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

News, Updates, Where the Heck I've Been

Hello out there in bloggy land!

I'm so sorry I've been MIA. I don't have any major excuses for slacking off on blogging. I will use my almost 18-month old as one though. He's into EVERYTHING. I've never had a child like this. He's so cute and sweet, but he's definitely a handful. It makes sitting down and writing a blog post kind of hard... Haha. :)

We all have our outside of internet lives that keep us busy. And I'm trying to be better about blogging. We'll see how it goes this year.

As for writing, I just finished another book. Just waiting for betas. And I'm almost finished with another, which is totally not even related to what I've been writing lately. It's a supernatural (kind of) thriller. Yeah. Not sure where that one came from. We'll see what happens with that... :)

There's also some fun stuff going on this year too. My second book Not Your Average Happy Ending comes out March 3rd. It's been a long time coming, and I'm excited to share the cover on Valentines Day! :)

Also, I'll be teaching a class on Rejection at LDStorymakers this year. Super excited for that too. It's an amazing conference in Utah, so if you have any desire to go to one, this is a great one to start with!

I hope everyone is doing well! I've missed all of you and hopefully I'll get a permanent blogging schedule down soon.

Have a wonderful day!! :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

'ROAD TO SOMEWHERE' COVER REVEAL!

 I'm so excited to be a part of Kelley and Jenny's cover reveal of their book ROAD TO SOMEWHERE! It sounds AMAZING. 

Since the book is about sisters, they had the fabulous idea to have everyone participating in the reveal add a little story or something about a sibling relationship.

I didn't really choose a specific story, but I will say my siblings are my best friends. I have two sisters, and one brother.  All younger. Growing up, we didn't have cousins close in age or a lot of friends on our street, so basically all we had were each other. And honestly, I wouldn't have had it any other way.

Even now, married with four kids, I talk to both my sisters every single day. My brother would probably think it was weird to talk to him every day... Haha. But seriously, they're my very best friends. There are no other people I'd rather hang out with. We love each other, we 'get' each other. And I'm blessed to have them in my life.

And now, all sappiness aside, here is the big reveal!! :D
New! From Bloomsbury Spark, a sunny heartwarming story of discovery and sisterhood. 

A road trip. A singing competition. And super-hot cowboys. 

What could be better? 

For Charlie, a post-high school road trip isn't just a vacation, it's life changingWhile her parents think she's helping a friend move, a chance at fame is the real reason to grab her best friends and drive to L.A. But when her super annoying, uber-responsible, younger sister, Lucy, has to tag along, it isn't quite the summer of fun she imagined. 

Add in a detour to her grandparents' ranch in Texas, and between mucking the stalls, down-home cookin’, and drool worthy ranch hands, this could just turn into the best, and most complicated, summer of their lives. 


Isn't it gorgeous? I can't wait to read it! Congratulations, Kelley and Jenny!! :D

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway!!
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me this year. You are all amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing dreams come true next year! I hope the next few weeks will be awesome and filled with love from family and friends. I'll see you in 2014!! Until then, keep writing, keep dreaming and have a wonderful holiday break! Love you all!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Goals and Stuff. :)

Can you believe 2013 is almost over? SERIOUSLY! Seriously. Freaking crazy. This year has been insane. But a good insane. :) At the end of each year, I like to look back on the goals I made in January to see how I did. And to see what goals I actually made...because I don't really look at them again after I write them. Yes. I'm weird.

Let's see how I did!

1. Polish Not Your Average Happy Ending. Turn into Editor so it can be published this year. DONE! But it won't be published until March, which is fine. At least I finished, right? Haha.

2. Finish my WIP. It's a contemporary YA and it's scary writing so far out of my magical fantasy comfort zone. But I love this book. And I think it's a good thing it scares me so much. DONE! Fastest book I've ever written. And I love it. Love, Lucas will hit the shelves in Spring 2015!

3. Query my WIP. I'm absolutely terrified of querying agents, but I'm going to be brave and do it. You'd think I'd be a little more brave since I've been there before, but no. That's why I'm so scared. Been there. Done that. Hated it. DONE! And found my amazingly awesome agent, Nicole. :)

4. Enjoy writing. Last year I was so caught up in what I was doing wrong and so critical of myself, I lost the joy of writing for a while. I only finished one book last year and gave up on a bunch of others for that very reason. I'm getting back into loving it again. I'm done stressing over if it's good enough to get an agent or not. I want to just love the words, the stories and characters I write about. That's enough for me. DONE! I'm loving writing again. I'll admit it's still hard, but I love seeing how much I grow with each book.

5. Finish one more book and query it. DONE. Kind of. I did finish one more book, but my agent and I aren't shopping it around just yet...

6. I'm going to blog more. I've missed it. I may have to do it only once or twice a week, but as long as I'm blogging a little, I'll be happy. :) DANG. I've been a horrible blogger this year. With my little 1-year old running around, school for the kidlets, dance classes, piano and soccer. (For the kidlets, not me...) Yes. They take up all my time. Hopefully I can do better next year. I miss all my bloggy friends. :)

So much happened this year that I didn't expect to happen. I don't know how or why, but I'm so grateful to the people who have cheered me on through everything. I'm so excited to see good things happen next year. Not only in my life, but yours as well. Thank you for sticking with me this year, even though I don't post as often anymore. I'll do better. Hopefully. I'll be posting new goals in January, so I'll see you next year! ;) Bring on 2014!