#Evernight is HERE!

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Candace

*The book contains adult content and is appropriate for ages 17+*

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PEOPLE LIE. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

In fact, most of our world was built on the foundation of lies, some with the intent to serve the greater good, and others with the intent to serve one person’s giant ambitions. But the root of every lie is exactly the same. They’re all equally deceitful, treacherous propositions spewed from the mouths of men and woman alike.

Lies have the power to sound right, yet feel wrong. They have the ability to confuse your heart and twist your mind. The problem is, sometimes these lies become easier to believe than the truth. They become a sort of safety net from reality, a way to avoid what lingers in the back of your mind. And some say that over time, if you believe them long enough, they become real.

At least, that’s what my mother had hoped would happen in my case. But just like every lie ever told, all it takes is one small crack in that foundation for the whole thing to come crashing down.

And it did.

Because everything I thought I knew about myself was a lie. A beautiful and heartrending lie. I wasn’t the Defect my parents would regretfully see off to college before turning their backs on me. I wasn’t the weak friend who didn’t have enough backbone to stand up for what’s right, nor was I the loner without a purpose or a chance at real love. And I sure as hell wasn’t the weapon Bael and the members of the Darkyn Coven intended me to be.

But I am the weapon the Primeval Coven needs me be. Or so they keep saying.

In my Coven, there are two kinds of people: The Hunters and the Witches. They used to hate each other, even though they were on the same team, back in the old days when cars didn’t exist and time was tracked on a sundial. They hated each other so much that eventually a war was brought on by one of the original Witches—a Divine named Mourdyn.

The war was known as the Great Battle of the Covens. It was meant to wipe out the existence of every Hunter, and it devastated the population of my people, the Primevals. It annihilated the population of the Darkyns—the Witches who abandoned our Coven to follow the whims of Mourdyn and his persuasive lies.

But even though a lie can be struck down—imprisoned even—it can’t ever be fully erased. The scars it leaves behind on this earth and in our hearts are eternal, and somewhere along the way, someone will pick that lie back up and breathe life into it once more. Give it the wings it needs to rise again. Only, this time, that lie will be stronger, with an even greater purpose.

And that’s the part that scares me the most.

I glance down at my leg. The burn marks left behind from Bael’s wrath still tingle with echoes of the scorching fire he sent after me after I escaped with Weldon, reminding me that I’m nowhere near ready for the fight that’s sure to come.

And that has to change.

That’s part of why I agreed to come here to Ethryeal City—to the heart of our Coven. It’s where Hunters and Witches in an affinity bond enter as Night Watchmen and leave as Elites. Where those who have broken our Coven laws go to face the High Priesthood. Where those who need refuge… those like me… come to hide.

The only thing is, I never agreed to being separated from everyone I know. They call it debriefing, but with every day that passes, I’m beginning to wonder… to question how long it actually takes.

It’s been seven days and fourteen hours since my unfortunate and unplanned encounter with Bael—the Demon King of the Underground. In these last seven days, I’ve made more promises than I can count on two hands. And in those promises, I think I’ve told more lies than I ever have in my life.

Honesty seems to have slipped out of her bedroom from inside my integrity and, in her place, deceit has crept in with the offer of survival. If I just nod along with the many blending faces all interviewing me, then maybe somehow, I’ll make it out of this phase in my life alive. I’ll make it back into Jaxen’s arms and back into the graces of the friends I’ve come to trust.

But what deceit doesn’t offer is solace, because you can’t fool deceit. It knows every trick in the book.

Every day, twice a day, for the past four days, I’ve recounted in specific order how my friends and I nearly lost our lives in hopes that we’d gain an advantage on the Darkyn Coven and intercept them from taking the Dagger of Retribution. The one that has the power to initiate the removal of the Veil that separates the Underground and all its evil from the humans. The very Dagger that only I have the power to touch.

I’ve been singularly interviewed by every member on the Priesthood, and then by every general and Elder within the hierarchy of our Coven.

And I’m so very tired.

For the past four days, since I left the safe house beneath the church owned by the Night Watchmen, when I haven’t been in a laboratory undergoing strenuous testing, I’ve spent the remaining hours kept in a holding cell stripped of all personality. Chained down by claustrophobia. Shackled to the fears given free rein to destroy my hope.

I don’t have a home anymore. I have four white walls, one white jumpsuit, a white bed, white sheets… the color was bleached from my life the moment I crossed into the legendary Ethryeal City. I keep trying to remember the last time I saw Jaxen’s face, but my soul has fed so often on the happiness of that memory, I fear it’s disappearing. And I don’t know when I’m going to see him again.

They took everything away from me just to keep me repressed. Controlled. But what they don’t know is they cannot control what they do not own, and they do not own me. I can’t trust anyone. No one but myself, because all I know is I am more of a threat to them than I thought.

And the High Priesthood doesn’t know what to do with me.

 

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Jaxen Gramm

Evernight Blog TourHello once again, readers!

Before I get to the good stuff- the facts about Jaxen Gramm that I know you’re just dying to read- I wanted to give you a few updates on Evernight.

1. Thunderclap- if you haven’t heard of it, it’s a promotional site that helps boost a social media post far and wide. I haven’t tried it before, so I’m not sure how well it works, but I figured I’d give it a go. Basically, I need 100 supporters for the campaign, and on the scheduled day, the post will release at the same time by all 100 followers, giving it a better chance at being seen by viewers.

All you have to do is sign up using one of your social media accounts, and the pre-made post will be posted for you on that day.

Super easy.

Click here to join.

Moving on.

2. Facebook Event- I’ve set up the event for the release of Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2), which falls on October 31st. There’s a on-going contest which runs until release day for the person who invites the most friends, so be sure to join and invite. You’ll have the chance to win a signed paperback copy of Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2), a signed Night Watchmen t-shirt, and signed Night Watchmen swag (bookmarks, buttons, & a keychain).

3. Evernight Blog Tour- the blog tour is currently open for sign-ups. Any who post, or want to review, will receive an e-ARC before the release. Please sign up, and thank you in advance!

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4. Release Day Blitz- there will be a blitz taking place from October 31st to November 4th with Xpresso Book Tours. The sign-ups are open for any, so if you can’t do the tour, you can sign up for that.

Okay… I think that’s it. Now for the good stuff.

 

Evernight

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So you want to know more about the mysterious and somewhat infuriating Jaxen Gramm, ladies? Well, today is your lucky day since I’ve got him in the hot seat, ready to spew some interesting facts about himself that you might not know about from reading any of the Night Watchmen books.

Fact #1- He likes to collect superhero figurines. He had a large collection up until his father died and his mother left them. Now, they’re kept at his grandmother’s house in a box up in the attic.

Fact #2- He likes to read. Anything and everything, fiction and non-fiction, especially if it’s about something that he’s interested in. Gavin used to pick on him when they were little because he was always curled up in a corner reading when their parents were out hunting.

Fact #3- He looked for, and almost found his mother. He caught wind of a rumor right before he was caught up with Faye’s parents that she was living near Salem, Oregon, which is where his family Manor is located. He was never able to follow the lead because of his assignment with Mack.

Fact #4- On the anniversary of the day his father died and his mother left, he takes a shot of whiskey in his room in total darkness.

Fact #5- If not for the curse, he would want to settle down and have three kids. He’s always loved children, he just doesn’t want to bring them into the world, only to lose a parent like he did.

Fact #6- Every year on his birthday, Gavin gives him a pocketknife as a gift. And every year, he puts last year’s knife in the box with his superhero figurines so he can make use of the new one.

Fact #7- His dream job would be owning a fishing boat and making a living off chasing the different open seasons.

Fact #8- The only thing he’s ever failed completely in was home-ec. He can’t cook to save his life.

Fact #9- Out of the many girlfriends he’s had in the past, none of them has ever made it past the two-week mark. None except Faye.

Fact #10- He turned down the chance to enter an art competition for a scholarship in high school because he had his heart set on being a Night Watchmen, so he could uncover the truth behind his father’s death and his mother’s disappearance. The last day of high school was the last day he opened his sketch book. What he drew was a little boy staring at a dark forest with creepy eyes, reaching out to something you can’t quite see.

Echelon out

Roomies by Lindy Zart Cover Reveal

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COVER DESIGN: Sprinkles On Top Studios
GENRE: NA Rom-Com
RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
rrGraham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling (that could be from the illicit dreams I have about him too, I suppose. Let’s move on.). He’s also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior and the interior still shines.
I love him. I mean, I’m pretty sure I do, having never been in love before. Anyway, it seems legit.
And now his brother Blake is here, and, well, he’s the complete opposite of Graham. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he’s leaving soon, and Graham’s the one I want. I shouldn’t have to remind myself of this, right? I wouldn’t have to if Blake would quit looking at me like I’m something yummy and he’s starving.
Here’s a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with. Or something.
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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.

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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!

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Echelon out

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?

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.

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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