Sunday, October 13, 2013

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Welcome Hoppers! I'm excited that you're here. Actually there's so much to be excited about! My next book is coming out soon :) This is always the time for me to pause and appreciate the momentum. It's like the calm before the storm - so to speak. Let me introduce you to my newest work: THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN.

This novel truly has something for everyone. Is it spooky? In a way, yes! Will it promise to have your heart beating faster? Absolutely. This tale is cloaked in mystery, suspense, emotion, intrigue, and a cast of characters you won't soon forget. To celebrate this season of all things dark and dangerous I've joined this fabulous hop along with so many other fine blogs here:! Plus, I'm giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner AND two lucky winners will receive a beautiful signed TMONB bookmark!

To enter all you have to do is sign up to be notified the EXACT moment this title hits the shelves. Yup - that's it! Easy peasy! By doing this you'll be able to purchase this book at an initial DEEP discounted release price. You will also be eligible to win a free e book. Cool, right? And no worries - you won't receive any other emails from us other than this one! Unless of course you want to become pen-pals or something, which we could potentially arrange ;) (Joking, of course.)

There's also extra entry points for anyone who'd like to become a Facebook fan.

So sign up right here. Be sure you use the scrollbar to click the "SUBMIT" tab! This one is a MUST:

Then join the Rafflecopter if you choose! Thanks for being here! You guys are BOOtiful!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

#MSWL - Manuscript Wishing - Open Call

I'm more excited than ever for the opportunity to scout out Immortal Ink Publishing's great read! As an author with a title under contract with this AWESOME press, I can personally vouch for the unsurpassed passion the IIP staff has for their books and their writers. Providing marketing support is just one of the fabulous things they do. Turning out work that consistently nails a spot on Amazon Kindle's bestseller list is another. And keep watching for MORE exciting happenings coming soon! (Ah - a cliff-hanger) Having been invited to become a staff member is a thrill and an honor.

Now - down to the nitty-gritty. What would I LOVE to see? I'm a sucker for emotionally-charged literary fiction, potentially fact-based is good, too. (Recent faves - The Help, The Art of Racing in The Rain.) I'd adore a contemporary New Adult/YA starring main characters whose voices are so big they leap off the page. (I'm a huge Laurie Halse Anderson fan. Also TFIOS was supreme!) I'm looking for a character-driven mystery with a strong, quirky plot (think GONE GIRL meets NANCY DREW.) I'm open to something UNIQUE that might have trouble fitting into conventional genre guidelines. That said - I'm not the best advocate for steampunk, dystopian, or fantasy. Yet, elements of these traits will not offend me. NO erotica, gore, vampires, mythical beings or dragon-slayers, please.

How to contact me directly: Visit my website - and click on the tab that reads MORE and then the sub-tab that says "This and That." You'll find the Reach Out form waiting for you. Drop me a line with your query and a 10 page sample in the body of the mail. No attachments, please. If I think we have a potential love connection, I'll request to see more :) It's that easy! I will reply either way. Please note that this is a limited-time submission event. I will notify you here when we've closed again. If your work is not chosen now, I hope you will consider us in the future.

And while  you're here I also hope you'll take a sec to join in our Nebraska Brown Pre-Release Contest going on NOW. See post below.

I'm looking forward to reading your work and helping you join this amazing team.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Getting Back to You - Release Contest

If you've never taken a moment to look back at yourself, perhaps watch a video shot at some point ten plus years ago, I highly recommend it. Not for the sake of vanity or to quench a morbid desire to see how much you've actually aged. When we revisit the part of ourselves that time forces us to part with it's like being reunited with an old friend. Years and circumstance bring changes to who we are - like it or not. And sometimes we forget that the young girl who wore a bad perm and an incurable grin ever existed. We start to believe that we arrived at this point in our lives by accident and that those moments gone-by did not shape us. Truth is - they did.

As a writer I've honed my skills by visiting the works of other writers who have carved a successful path within this vast literary jungle. Great stories have shaped me, too. They have seeped into the ink under the words I've wrangled. They have provided the motivation for myself and writers everywhere to seek that moment of authorly truth within themselves. When we complete our first or second book we know that we did not do so alone. We recognize that inspiration is often sent via a curly-haired, smiling muse or from the bindings of the stories that have entertained us over the course of our lives. These books are the film and photo footage of ourselves as we once were.

As I await the birth of my Book Baby #2 - THE MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN - I've decided to celebrate some recent novels that have a similar vibe - and/or that reminded me why I ever fell in love with reading to begin with. And of course, of course - there's a contest here. Why wouldn't there be? All you need to do is sign up for release notification which will mean you'll receive your chance to purchase TMONB as soon as it's born- AT SPECIAL RELEASE PRICING! In addition you will automatically be entered to win a FREE COPY! So - how many of you have read and enjoyed GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn? What about SHINE by Lauren Myracle? How about my first book, WISHLESS?  Well, if any of those books made you happy then I promise you will be STOKED about Nebraska Brown. Here's your chance to win a $10.00 B and N gift card, a signed paperback copy of WISHLESS and an autographed MAKING OF NEBRASKA BROWN bookmark! One lucky winner will score all three. Plus two runners-up will receive signed bookmarks too :) Now if you're outside of the U.S. and you win you will receive the gift card only but we'll bump it up to $15.00!

Please join in the fun and be sure to buy TMONB as soon as it's released to take advantage of the initial price cut and to help put this book on the top of the charts. TO ENTER GO HERE:


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cover Reveal - Circus of Lost Souls

COVER REVEAL: Circus of Lost Souls by bestselling authors @RileyJFord and @InkMuse #amreading #horror #books



horror ebook

Cirque du Lune is killing off teenagers, but it’s all part of the act.

Or is it?

As the body count rises with each performance, one girl at this infamous theater-based summer finds herself contemplating what’s real and what’s not.

What if it’s not just a horror show, but a live snuff performance? What if the murders . . . are real?

I just had to share this great cover with you guys since I knew you'd love it as much as I do! I can't wait to read this book. Don't hesitate - sign up to be notified when this title hits the virtual shelves. The initial pricing will make it worth your while!

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