Flash Sales & Pre-Orders!

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Hello once again, readers!

Guess what?! You read that right! Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2) is now available through pre-order on Amazon!

Can I get an oh snap?

And to celebrate this upcoming release (which is also releasing on the same day as the annual Culling … October 31st, 2014), Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1) will be on sale for only 99¢ for a whopping 96 hours!

Can I get a double oh snap?

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Yep! August 22nd – 26th, you’ll be able to snag The Gramm Curse (Night Watchmen, #0.5) & Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1) for only 99¢ each! All while waiting on pins and needles for the highly anticipated release of Evernight.

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And now I’m hearing the infamous infomercial voice in my head. (And if you buy now, you’ll get not one, but TWO magic plungers!)

I digress.

In other news, I have an official website up and running. You can visit it HERE.

It’s pretty snazzy … considering I put it together myself (and I’m not really that tech savvy). It has all of my books listed with purchase links (in case you want a coveted hand-signed copy to add to your shelf), some of the inspiration behind the series (pinterest boards and spotify playlists), dates of events, and even a faq page telling you how you can read my novels that are sold exclusively through Amazon.

My eyes are barely functioning because of it.

Any who, feel free to share the sale.

Speaking of sale … the Born in Flames Trilogy is also on sale!

Trilogy Sale

It’s a sale-a-palooza! ♥

Echelon out

Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Hello once again, readers!!!

So guess what?! I’ll be attending the Indie Bookfest2014 this year!

And get your girlish screams and cartwheels ready for this next bit of news…you know…in case you haven’t already figured it out yet by the title of this particular blog post.

THEY’RE HOLDING A KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY!!!

Yep! You heard me right! A freaking Kindle Fire! The rafflecopter is listed right below this lovely banner! Just click on the word rafflecopter and it will take you directly to the actual giveaway.

So what are you waiting for?! Get to it! And if you live in Florida, buy your ticket and come see me!

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Indie Bookfest2014 Schedule   Orlando, FL.

August 8th-9th at the   Buena Vista Palace

Tshirts2014-FINALFriday, August 8th.

7:00-8:00 Registration

8:15-8:55 Keynote Address- HM Ward

9:00-9:45 Session 1A (Got Flexibility?) & 1B (Got Reach?)

10:00-10:45 Session 2A (Got Serials?) & 2B (Got Gore?)

11:00-11:45 Session 3A (Got Character?) & 3B (Got Grit?)

12:00-12:45 Session 4A (Got Diversity?) & 4B (Got Game?)

12:45-2:15 Lunch Break

2:15-3:15 Session 5 (Got Mad Author Love?)TicketsNowAvailable

3:30-4:15 Session 6 (Got Fantasy?)

4:15-5:00 Session 7 (Got Romance?)

5:00-5:25 Closing Credits ;)

Saturday, August 9th.

1:00-4:00 Free-Entry Book Signing Event

6:00-10:00 After-Party!!! (50’s style!)

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Indie Bookfest2014 Panels Orlando, FL.

August 8th-9th at the   Buena Vista Palace

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Panel 1A- Got Flexibility?

(Tiffany King, Elise Marion, Courtney Cole, Casse Narome)

Today’s successful authors know that there isn’t a right or wrong way to publish, as a matter of fact some of the best are going HYBRID! Find out what being a hybrid author means and why it just … makes sense.

Panel 1B- Got Reach?

(Kobo Writing Life Presentation)

Presentation by Kobo Writing Life, one of Indie Bookfest’s 2014 sponsors.

Panel 2A- Got Serials?

(HM Ward, Rebecca Ethington, Sarra Cannon, Rene Folsom)

It’s new. It’s wow. And how! Not really … serials have been around about as far back as when authors had to pen their work by candle light with paper and a quill. Find out about this “new” wave of novella serials from some of the very authors who are writing and publishing them.

Panel 2B- Got Gore?

(Alexia Purdy, Rick Chiantaretto, Melanie Karsak, Adam Kunz)

Murder. Zombies. Mayhem. Find out how to keep the tingle going up your reader’s spine. See how gore, guts, & plot can work together to make an amazing story. A bone-chilling good time!

Panel 3A- Got Character?

(Maria V. Snyder, Claudia Gray, Raine Thomas, Adam Kunz)

If you ain’t got a character that readers can feel deeply for, you ain’t got much! Why plot, without great character development makes for a hollow story.

Panel 3B- Got Grit? Not all those who arrive survive!

(Kristie Cook, Amy Miles, K. S. Thomas, Carol Kunz)

So you wrote a novel? Cool! Now the real work begins. Hope you’ve got what it takes. Editing, beta readers, book covers, & swag. Oh MY! & let’s not even get started on the … marketing!

Panel 4A- Got Diversity?

(Inger Iverson, Casse Narome, Kristina Circelli, Ceci Giltenan)

The world is a colorful place filled with a huge variety of people, cultures, and diversity. So where is all the variety in our books? Take an inside look on what some authors are doing to portray heroes/heroines from different cultures and backgrounds.

Panel 4B- Got Game?

(Kristie Cook, Rick Miles, Tawdra Kandle, Mandie Stevens)

Time to market your book. Oh, boy. Marketing is hard. Marketing is a lot of work. But sometimes thinking outside of the box when it comes to trying to get your book noticed is just what can make the difference.

Panel 5- Got Mad Author Love?

(All authors attending Indie Bookfest!)

An interactive round of “Author Speed Dating”. Meet each and every one of our authors in this fun, fast-paced table-hop! (Some goodies may or may not be involved!) ;)

Panel 6- Got Fantasy?

(Maria V. Snyder, Claudia Gray, GP Ching, Chanda Hahn)

No matter what the current trends are in books, we will never tire of our paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi reads. Am I right? Learn what it takes to make a fantasy plot really work and how these authors keep their writing fresh with new ideas.

Panel 7- Got Romance?

(Belinda Boring, Lacey Weatherford, Sawyer Bennett, Brenda Rothert)

Everyone loves a little boom-chicka-wah-wah every now and then. While some authors like to keep it sweet & light, some like to make their pages steam as they type. What is your flavor of romance?   TicketsNowAvailable

Enter to win a Kindle Fire HD. (GC if outside the US)

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Echelon out

12 Days of Christmas Ebook Winner!!!

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Hello once again, readers!!! The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop has ended which means…I have to pick a winner for the complete Born in Flames Trilogy e-book set!

Brace yourselves for this. I know you have waited all your life to hear this news.

Drumroll please……………

And the winner is: Elizabeth from Book Attict!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated! It means a lot. :)

Happy Holidays!

Echelon out ♥

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The Last Enchantress By Scott & Judith Powell

Hello once again, readers! Today we have a special blog post from Scott & Judith Powell, authors of The Last Enchantress. Hang on to the edge of your seat as they take over my blog!

Oh snap!

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Being nineteen for over three hundred years bites, and being single in New York
with magical powers isn’t much better.

Eva is trying to live an everyday
life in New York. When this fails, she takes a seemingly unmagical job as a
translator for a wealthy American family in Spain. Eva cannot stay out of
trouble for long as she runs into a friendly but hungry vampire named Louis. Eva
feels drawn to this handsome, dangerous stranger who has problems of his
own.

Louis’s life was just fine until Eva walked into his church. She
smells like heaven. Or is it hell, always smelling but never partaking? Surely
she is the devil coming to collect on his lost soul.

Available on Amazon.

Now for the blog take over. Take her away, Judith!

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How We Write Together

Judith here the co-author of The Last Enchantress. A lot of people think because The Last Enchantress is told from two points of view, I wrote Eva’s side and Scott wrote Louis’.  That’s just not true.

In fact the first thing Scott worked on was Eva and most of the Louis chapters were outlined by me.  We worked together like this.  I write out the whole story (Scott calls me the architect.) Then Scott goes in and puts in all the details.  Scott says that I leave perfect places for him to write.  I don’t see them but he does.

One great example of how great we work together is the fight scene between Eva and Kate.  Eva sees Kate, all I wrote was that Eva broke Kate’s nose.  But when you read the whole scene you will see an entire fight scene in between.  Kate and Eva that is all Scott.  It’s like that through the entire book.

When Scott gets done I go over the book again to make sure that it all makes sense.  Then Scott goes over it one more time.  Layer upon layer, that how we work together.

Check out a special sneak peek of The Last Enchantress click here.

Scott Powell and Judith Powell are husband and wife writing team.  Their books include The Last Enchantressavailable on kindle and Rebel available this fall. Check them out on their blog.

 

Echelon out ♥

 

Bookfest Recap and Embracing the Flames Playlist.

1010592_449790965119490_1586714432_nHello once again, readers!!! It’s Tuesday. You know what that means… We still have three more days until the weekend. *sarcastic happy dance* My son just started school yesterday so we are back into the swing of things. And by that I mean getting up at the crack of dawn and fighting the drop-off traffic at his school.

If I was a morning person, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I am not a morning person. Far from it actually. I don’t think my morning kicks in until lunchtime actually. Sad, I know.

I digress.

Soooo…my first ever author signing was a success! Even though I was extremely nervous, I managed to sell every copy I took of Born in Flames (which I think was 16 or 17 copies). There were quite a few readers who were browsing that actually recognized my novel or already had it on their ereader.

Can you believe that?!

I surely couldn’t. I thought I would be lucky if I sold one. Two of the purchases were from readers who had read it on their ereader and just wanted to have the physical as a keepsake.

Wowza.

To say that I was humbled is an understatement. It was amazing. All the wonderful authors I met and spoke with. All the wonderful readers who took time out of their day to come and support us all. It’s what makes being an Indie author rewarding. It’s a community. My next two won’t be until early next year, but I am so looking forward to them and to who I meet.

 

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My side of the table.

But any who, now onto something you may or may not already know. I’ve had this post drafted for some time now, but haven’t got around to posting it so I guess now would be as good a time as any.

I love music. Like LOVE, love music. I have to have it playing when I write. It sets the mood and sometimes influences the actual scenes I write. When this happens, I like to keep track of the music that played such a heavy influence on my work. Also, it gives you the feel and tone of the writing. Below is the playlist I kept while writing Embracing the Flames. All of these songs were in my rotation and when I heard them, I just knew that they were apart of the story I was writing.

  1. M83 – You, Appearing.
  2. Florence + The Machine – Cosmic Love.
  3. Motorcycle – As The Rush Comes (Gabriel & Dresden Chill Out Mix).
  4. Tenth Avenue North – Times.
  5. AWOLNATION – Sail.
  6. Florence + The Machine – No Light, No Light.
  7. Ryan Stewart – Autumn
  8. Shock To Your System – Tegan and Sara.
  9. Hear me – Imagine Dragons
  10. Pyres of Varanasi – Thirty Seconds to Mars

Do you know any of these? Do you love them? Hate them? Some of the songs stuck out because of the lyrics. They sang true to what the character was going through or the direction of the plot.

Now to leave you with a question: What inspires you?

Echelon out ♥

Casted by Sonya Loveday Available now!

Hello once again, readers!

I want to start this post off by saying Happy Book Birthday to my very best friend Sonya Loveday! Her debut novel, Casted, is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!! It’s a paranormal romance that will leave you wanting more! Check out the information below and grab your copy now while it’s on sale for 99¢ until Sunday.

Blurb:

Jade had spent the majority of her life running from the Triad. The Triad, are a powerful group, who would stop at nothing to obtain Jade and the missing spell book for leader, Lorenzo’s, nefarious plans. And now that she has absorbed the highly coveted magic contained inside the missing book, there is nowhere left for her to hide.

With the help of her friends, Jade steps out from the shadows and learns how to fight back. But no one is prepared for Elinor-the woman bound inside of the book that’s trapped in Jade’s mind. Now she not only needs to protect herself from the Triad, but from what’s hiding inside her mind as well.

Jade never expected the answer to it all would revolve around love.

Edge is dark, mysterious, and a sworn member of the Triad. He also hides a secret past that threatens the thin line he walks between good and evil. Lives are at stake when Jade and Edge’s two worlds collide. Can Jade learn to trust him when he says he is her pre-ordained and vows to do everything he can to protect her? But more importantly, can she trust herself and the woman in her mind?

Here’s where you can purchase your copy:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

So what are you waiting for? Get yours now!!!

Echelon out ♥

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Kentucky News and Embracing the Flames Sale.

Author eventHello once again readers! As you can read, you will notice my name on this lovely banner! That’s right! Another author signing is in store!

And as you can tell by my overused exclamation points, I am very excited. I’ve never been to Kentucky before and I will get to meet all these amazing authors. I am all about multitasking and two-for-one deals. This event promises achieving both. Oh snap! I think I will celebrate by watching the last episode of True Blood I missed.

I digress.

You can find the details of the event and information about all the authors attending over on Candy Coated Authors Event‘s site.

Now on to the other topic mentioned in the title.

Today there is a special event happening over on my publisher’s Facebook page. If their page reaches 615 likes by 5pm today, they will drop the price of Embracing the Flames to $3.99. If they hit 700 likes, the price will drop to $2.99. If unlocked, the sale will last through the weekend! If shared, you will qualify to win a prize. That’s a lot of if’s.

Sheesh.

So I ask of you Little Flames and readers, go forth and follow this link to like their page! You will not only hear the latest news on the trilogy, but about other amazing reads as well. Please share to help spread the word for us.

And with that I leave you with a question: What state do you live in?

Echelon out ♥