Nomination and Giveaway

11867_10200564229502068_1027526276_nHello once again, readers!!

You read that right! Embracing the Flames (Born in Flames Trilogy, #2) has been nominated for Book of the Year with Young Adult and Teen Readers blog.

Oh snap!

(hang on while I freak out and do like fifty back-to-back cartwheels)

Okay, I’m back…and out of breath.

It’s always a wonderful feeling when I find out one of my novels has been nominated…even if it doesn’t win. Just to be in the company of the other nominated books is a win in itself. I’m humbled by the fact someone actually thought of me. That it actually touched them and left an impression. What more could an author ask for?

There are also a ton of other categories and awesome books up for nomination so please follow the link above and vote for your favorites. ♥

In other news, I will be taking over Raven Reviewz today for the 12 Days of Christmas Author Takeover. It’s an event on Facebook. I’ll be giving away some goodies so if you’re looking to have some fun today, join the event and participate in the activities!

So yeah, that’s all she wrote for today. Still trucking away at Everlasting. I have about seven more chapters to read through and then it will be beta time with a few trusted peeps.

Echelon out ♥

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Novel Grounds Literary Awards!

Labor SaleHello once again, readers!!! How is your Labor Day going? Awesome, I hope. My son is out of school and my husband is off work so what more could I ask for? That’s right…a million dollars…joking. We will be grilling ribs and the lobster I brought back from the Keys later today.

Oh snap!

Oh snap is right, because the lobster is freakin’ awesome and I can’t wait to eat it!

But I digress.

Yesterday I discovered that Born in Flames, Embracing the Flames, and Casted by Sonya Loveday, was nominated for five different awards in this year’s Novel Grounds Literary Awards!!! Can you believe it? We sure can’t and we are so thrilled! The categories are as follows:

AWARD BR

Nominated: Embracing the Flames

AWARDBBB

Nominated: Born in Flames & Embracing the Flames.

AWARDBE

Nominated: Born in Flames, Embracing the Flames & Casted.

AWARDBPR

Nominated: Born in Flames, Embracing the Flames & Casted.

AWARDFFF

Nominated: Born in Flames, Embracing the Flames & Casted.

Sonya and I are SO excited! To say this has been a loooong road for us is an understatement. This is a dream five years in the making. If you would have told us years ago that we would both be published and nominated together, we probably would have laughed at you. While eating crackers, cheese, and hot sauce because that’s just how we rolled. And this is only the beginning for us. We have so many more dreams to fulfill…so many more ideas we want to see brought to life.

The sky is the limit, right?

I don’t think I could have done it without her. I may never have started on this road without her cheering me on and vice versa. For every weakness one of has, the other finds the strength and we make it through.

She’s my very best friend.

Any who, yeah, so we are nominated and would love it if you showed any one of our novels some love! All you have to do is follow this link: http://novelgrounds.com/lit-awards/ and pick your favorite! There are so many good books on there; I am just honored to be amongst them.

In other news, there was a title change for my WIP for those of you who have been following week after week. It is now: Everlasting (A Night Watchmen Series). I am halfway through my last read through and then it will go to my beta readers! I can’t wait to hear their feedback. Also, the cover will be started in the next few weeks. That I know will be awesomesauce!

Now to leave you with a question: How are you celebrating Labor Day?

Echelon out ♥