Book Boyfriend Celebration

CaptureHello once again, readers!

How goes it? Good? Swell?

Awesome.

I should be writing right now. I mean, I am … at least on here, but I should be working on Night Watchmen #3, but instead of following my own rules, I stopped so I could share some semi-exciting news.

o_O

Okay, so, as I was playing around on Facebook (instead of working), I discovered that an awesome reader of mine had recently finished the Night Watchmen books. And she found Jaxen swoon-worthy. So swoon-worthy in fact, that he made her Book Boyfriend list for September.

*Shut Up*

No, I’m serious. He really did. And I couldn’t be more flattered and grateful!

And to make the deal even sweeter, she even included a photo of who she thought Jaxen looked like to her. I about fell on the floor when I saw who, because it’s one of my top three celebrity crushes. Score for me!

Any who, check the post out here: Reading in Sarah’s Corner, so you can see who she chose. And so you can see her awesomeness.

Let me know what you think? Did you picture him the same?

Echelon out

 

WIP Nomination

Cruise 2014 182Hello once again, readers!!!

Guess what?!

I’ve been away on vacation since September 7th, and only just returned yesterday. I visited Cozumel and had the chance to swim through the underground caverns, Belize- where I took a tour around the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, Mahogany Bay- where I snorkeled with lion fish and my friends, and Grand Cayman Island- where I stood in the water during the highest tide in sixty years with sting rays swimming into my hands.

In short, it was an amazing experience. I learned so much about these places and myself, and enjoyed the chance to wind down and really enjoy life.

But I digress.

While I was away, I was nominated by Sonya Loveday, my bestie and fellow author, to share the opening sentences from the first three chapters of my current WIP, Evernight (Night Watchmen, #3).

This novel is a continuation in the Night Watchmen Series … obviously.

;)

Book two, Evernight, is currently with the editor getting prepped for its release on October 31st, 2014.

Before I share, I must say that none of these sentences are set in stone. I mean, after all, it is a WIP. Subject to change. And with being as picky and indecisive as I am, I’m sure there might be a change or two in the future.

Any who … here are the sentences:

Sentence 1

Sentence 2

Sentence 3

And scene.

Obviously, I can’t explain what you just read. Especially with book 2 not even out yet.

But it’s coming … muhahaha!

I’d like to thank Sonya for nominating me. This was fun!

Echelon out

Watchmen T-shirts Available Now!

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Hello once again, readers!

T-shirts are now available for those who want to call themselves a Night Watchman! There are a few different options available, including a hoodie and a V-neck. There are only 20 shirts in this run, so be sure to reserve yours today!

Click HERE!

image1Watchmen, unite!

Echelon out

Flash Sales & Pre-Orders!

Pre-Order Cover

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?

Pre-Order Sale

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.

o_O

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

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Echelon out

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wed

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