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

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WIP Wednesday

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Hello once again, readers!!!

Guess what?! It’s WIP Wednesday. Better known as hump day! *cue whistles and hand clapping*

But I digress.

I’m going to get right to it because I’m still in the middle of writing and I don’t want to spend too much time away from the manuscript. I am, however, 46k into Evernight now! Woot!

*High five from afar!*

Any who. Here’s a small snippet from the chapter I worked on yesterday. Please remember this is pre-edits:

“You,” he says, stopping in front of Gavin. “You’re the go-to, aren’t you? The man with the plan? The one everyone turns to, correct?”

Gavin smiles confidently. “What can I say? I know how to deliver,” he says.

Modesty isn’t his strong point.

The General nods to himself. “You don’t really have any fears, do you?”

Gavin shrugs a little. “Nothing that I can rattle off the top of my head,” he says with a grin, shoving his hands in his pocket. I can see the balloon labeled ego inflating over top of his head, just waiting to be popped.

“And you’re confident in yourself and your abilities,” the General continues, guiding him to a point I’m sure Gavin is unaware of.

Gavin pulls his hand out of his pocket, straightening out his shoulders. “I haven’t failed yet.” He jerks his head around when Jezi and Cassie cough, and squints at them.

Weldon’s chin drops as he tries to hide his smile.

“And that is precisely your problem,” the General says, ending Gavin’s little bout of pride and the girls laughter. “You’re so wrapped up in your own ego that you fail to see your own weaknesses. You concern yourself with the rest of these cream puffs, feeding off of being the one they look up to, and thinking that you’re untouchable.”

“Walked right into that one,” Weldon says low enough so only me and Jaxen can hear him.

The General takes a step closer to Gavin who’s brows are scrunched. “There’s a thin line between intelligence and stupidity when it comes to confidence, and that line is labeled doubt. The smart ones are the ones who consistently question what they are doing, and why they are doing it. And the dumb ones, well, you can guess where I’m going with this. They, like you, think everything will work out smoothly and never question anything.”

EVERNIGHT © 2014 CANDACE KNOEBEL

And scene! It’s lesson time from the big dogs…something Gavin and Jaxen haven’t dealt with in a looooong time.

Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to finish and share this with you all!

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WIP Wednesday

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Hello once again, readers!

How goes it?!

Life’s been a little crazy busy lately, but things are finally settling. I’ve taken about three weeks off as far as writing is concerned, but now that Everlasting and The Gramm Curse have been released and are doing well, I’ve finally found time to turn back to writing. I’ve been working on the second book in the Night Watchmen Series which is titled Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2). I’m so excited to be back in it and to have found my inspiration again.

Any who…

I haven’t done a WIP Wednesday in a loooooong time, but that’s because I haven’t had anything to share since I stopped writing for a while. So let’s get right to it!

This is a small (unedited) snippet from the opening chapter:

“I’ve done nothing to show you I’m a danger.” I’m shaking. I’m shaking and praying that she doesn’t notice, doesn’t see the anger and the rage and all the other awful things she makes me feel.

“You in your natural state is defiant. Rebellious. Wrong. That’s what makes you dangerous. That’s why I need to know how to keep you contained.” She turns to pace in front of me. “At least until we can separate what makes you different from us in your DNA . Harness it to help us better understand how we can unbind ourselves from our affinity partner without losing our power.”

“You’re sick. This is sick,” I say with disgust.

She spins so fast on her heel, I barely have time to register the slap she lands across my face. The entire side of my face stings all the way to my mouth, but I don’t flinch. I won’t give her that power.

“And you would be wise to bite your tongue unless I ask you a direct question,” Clara says harshly. “Obedience goes far with me.”

My gaze cuts to hers. “I guess Mack never got that memo,” I bite off, enjoying the slight look of shock that rattles the plastered smile on her face. I think she might say something, but an Elite walks in through the doorway dressed in the Night Watchmen uniform with a rifle held tight against his chest.

“We’ll continue this lovely discussion another time,” she says shortly. “But right now, you’re going to show me some results. No more games. No more simulations. Maybe some warm flesh and a beating heart will put some motivation into you.”

“Clara, I don’t know-”

“Enough!” she snaps. “No more excuses, Faye. You’re going to do what you did back there and learn to control it. Now.”

“No,” I say firmly. “I’ll kill him. I won’t be responsible for that.”

The corner of her lip twitches. Her eyes narrow. Without words, she turns, grabs the Elite’s gun from his hands, and then shoots him in the head. My screams pierce through the metal walls as blood spatters all over everything. All over me.

She turns back to me wearing blotches of red all over her white attire. “Now,” she says coolly, smoothing her hair back from her face, “you’ll either do as I say, or I’ll continue to kill for you. Blood will be on your hands either way, Faye Middleton. I suggest you don’t take it too far if you don’t want another murder on your hands.”

Vomit flies past my lips before I can stop it. The sound of her heels clicking, carrying her away from me, blend with the cold laughter leaving her lips. Three Elite’s enter the room and only two leave, carrying the body of the dead with them. When I catch my breath, I look up and I can barely stomach what’s before me.

It’s Jonathon…Katie’s father.

EVERNIGHT © 2014 CANDACE KNOEBEL

And scene!. Pretty intense. As you may have guessed, Clara isn’t a very nice person. Faye was betrayed when she left the safety of the church she recovered in, and now she has to find a way to escape Clara and her cruelty so she can be with her friends again. Thankfully, Jaxen isn’t too far off from rescuing her. ;)

Now, I need to get back to writing. I’m currently working on chapter 10, and I’m around 40k in. So almost halfway. Woot!

Wish me luck!

Echelon out

The Gramm Curse (Night Watchmen, #0.5) Release Day Blitz!

 

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The Gramm 3DSet before Everlasting, the addicting start to the Night Watchmen Series, The Gramm Curse is a novella told from Jaxen Gramm’s perspective.

How far is one willing to go for love?

Before finding a love that shakes the entire foundation of his world, Jaxen Gramm only had his Witch, Jezibelle Beaumont, to worry about. He’s her Hunter, and he will do whatever it takes to keep her safe from the curse placed on his bloodline, even if it means keeping her far from his heart.

But when a spell is offered that has the power to remove the curse, temptation clouds the ethical judgment of the Gramm brothers and their Witches.

In this action-packed novella, enter the dark recesses of Jaxen’s mind as he battles with himself over a decision that could not only cost him his life, but the life of fellow Coven members. Reunite with Gavin, Cassie, Mack, and Jezi as they dance around the dangers of a civil war on the brink of beginning.

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My father once told me that loving someone is the easiest part of our job as a Primeval. He was wrong. They were, at one time, wise words coming from a wise man, but that was before I found out that loving someone would destroy them.

Before I realized that opening my heart was lethal.

As sure as the sun rises each day, this is my reality…my curse…and there’s no escaping it. I know this because it has destroyed my family, and as much as I’d like to believe I’m wrong, there’s not a single thing I can do to fix it. That was made painfully clear when my dad became another victim of the Gramm curse.

So screw feeling.

The leaves ruffle above the tree I stand under, shielding me in scattered shadows. It’s windy as shit, and I really don’t feel like standing around waiting in the freezing-ass cold for the next hunt. Waiting only leads to thinking, and thinking always leads to the past, and I’m tired of thinking about the shit I can’t change; about time ticking away the brittle minutes of what little life I have left.

Jezi pulls up to the curb and gets out of her small, beat-up car. My chest tightens at the sight of her. Years upon years I’ve spent building four steel walls around me, boxing me into a safe, small room with no outlet; no way for anyone to get in and get hurt. It’s the only way to protect myself, and to protect others from myself.

It would take someone stronger than diamonds to cut through what I’ve constructed, someone stronger than me, and Jezi just doesn’t have that kind of strength.

I push my shoulder harder into the tree I’m leaning against and welcome the sharp pain digging in my back. The pressure helps shift the gears in my head and reinforce the strength of my walls. I need to stay in the present. I’m not here to dwell on my problems. I have a job to do, and as long as there’s a breath in my body, I’ll keep fighting to protect humanity because at the end of the day, protecting others is the only thing I can devote myself to entirely without fear of killing them.

It’s the only thing in my life I can safely love.

About the AuthorCandace

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head.

Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.

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$1.99 Sale Celebration!

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Hello once again, readers!

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Gramm Curse (Night Watchmen, #0.5), I’ve dropped Everlasting to only $1.99 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo! Grab your copy today!

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What if your destiny lay on the other side of death?

The annual Culling ceremony is a day every coming-of-age novice looks forward to within the Primeval Coven. It’s the start to being initiated into the Night Watchmen, humankind’s protectors, and it’s the long-awaited day when novices discover if they’re a Hunter or a Witch.

But this day is not a happy one for Faye Middleton. Not when she’s known her whole life that she’s a Defect and is about to face banishment in front of her fellow novices. She’s forced to attend the Culling with little hope for her future, but what she discovers about herself is far worse than she could’ve imagined. And far more dangerous.

Thrown into training and separated from her friends, Faye must learn to adjust. She struggles to find her place within the Coven, and with Jaxen Gramm, the darkly handsome and extremely unnerving man assigned to watch and protect her. Emotions run high, and when she discovers a deadly secret about him, her struggles deepen. As corruption within the Coven begins to unravel, Faye pieces together her role in saving the future of her people, and within Jaxen’s life…but will the truth save her, or be her undoing?

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Cover Reveal ~ Fruit of Misfortune by Nely Cab

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COMING MAY 1ST

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TITLE: Fruit of Misfortune
RELEASE: May 1, 2014
AUTHOR: Nely Cab
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal
BLURB:
Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are
eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis’ biological
father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abrupt
stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David’s best friend, arrives in
Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.
The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she
anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.

FRUIT OF MISFORTUNE IS A SEQUEL TO:

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Creatura is available in audio, print, and ebook formats on
Audible, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes

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Check out Prelude, a Creatura prequel novella, on Amazon.

nely-cabNely Cab has lived and resided in a small, quiet South
Texas town most of her life. She worked in banking for
several years, before she relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo
Leon, Mexico in 2001, where she dedicated time to the
study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting. After her
return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in
banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work.
Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband
and son. Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the
World. While she aspires world domination, Nely can be found lost in other fantasy
worlds in front of her computer, sipping coffee.
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