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How the Fudge do you decide WHAT to write?!?!

Alright, So for a while- like, forever, Ive always written for the ages between 16-22. Basically upper young adult. Eventually, the slightly older than that became New Adult. So, Power and the Descendant Trilogy is probably more accurately NA books. Though when I started writing it, and as I continued writing it, I thought it was just older YA. Now, my Empyrean Chronicles is definitely YA. Earlier this year, my daughter's biological father was in a car crash and died. She wasn't close to him, as he wasn't the best of guys, or a dad really at all. (In and out of jail her whole life. And he'd been in jail for like 4 years or something already. Had only been out for a few months when he died- and she hadn't seen him) But despite that... she remembered those two year when he was in her life. And she understands (she's 10 years old) what it means that he died. That she'll never really know him, never have a relationship with him. While she has my hus

Oblivion by JLA

Title: Oblivion (Lux 1-3 in Daemon's POV) Author: Jennifer L Armentrout Summary: Experience the epic love story of OBSIDIAN as told by its hero, Daemon Black… I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it. And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are. But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can't stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her. She makes me weak, and I’m the strongest of our kind, tasked with protecting us all. So this one simple girl…she can mean the end for us. Because the Luxen have an even bigger enemy—the Arum, and I need to stay on my game. Falling for Katy—a h

Nano Update

Here's my Nano2015 update Total word count: 68, 859 This is the first draft of Enthralling Retribution (Empyrean Chronicles 3) So... YAY!!! It's strange though, because while I was writing this book, I totally thought it would end up being the longest book I'd written.  And, while it's not the shortest Ive written, it is the shortest of the empyrean Chronicles so far. Unlike other authors, who write a lot, and then trim the fat. I write in only the skeleton first, and then add the meat. So, this book will still probably end up at 76,000-80,000 words.  Anyhow.  There you have it.  I've got it up for preorder now on Amazon .  Ill revise and edit it probably 3 times, then to the betas, then editing.  Then YOU get to read it. :) See you next year my favorite NaNoWriMos!!!!!

Giveaway and Reviews

THREE Review stops on my tour today! All with Some fantastic reviews. (excerpts of their reviews below)  Visit them to enter the $10 amazon Giftcard Giveaway ! November 24:  Books Are Love "... the action in the book is one of danger and gives more insight into the world that Alec and Lily are in. It brings you further into the book and has you hoping that Lily and Alec make it through and come out together. A intriguing fascinating book on finding out you aren’t who you seem,, coming to terms with it, going after those who shattered your world only to find a more complex and dangerous situation that leads to finding a purpose for two people who are attracted to each other and have you rooting they come together...." November 24:  Yellow, Green, and Read All Over "... Overall, the characters in  Enchanted Revenge  were well-written and as well-drawn as the world in which they lived.  What struck me most about them, though, were the small deta

Nano Week 2

So... my word count at the half way mark is... 21,665! Not quite the 25,000 that Im supposed to be at, but getting there.  I wrote 3500+ words today, which is phenomenal for a Sunday (the only day my husband is off.) Also, this weekend was a big and busy one for us. My daughter turned 10!!! TEN! No more single digits!  So we had a huge sleepover, which rolled into Saturday. The party and sleepover went pretty bad, and the kids had to leave early. My daughter ended up crying the rest of the day. (PS. Girls and kids can be so mean sometime! Ugh.) Anyways, so we spent a large majority of the weekend trying to make it better for her.  So, the fact that i wrote at all is kind of a miracle.  ALSO- my 4 year old was sick, throwing up, and miserable.  On the bright side, ONE More week until the Thanksgiving Holiday (And a one week vacation, thanks to working for the school district!) I plan on getting to at least 30,000 by the end of next week.  And I t

Giftcard Winner!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway YAY!!!! Renee has been emailed and has 24 hours to reply or I reserve the right to move on to the next winner. 

Goddess Fish Tour

REVIEWS for Enchanted Revenge!!! November 10:  Unabridged Andra's November 17:  LibriAmoriMiei November 17:  Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin' November 24:  Books Are Love November 24:  Yellow, Green, and Read All Over November 24:  Romorror Fan Girl December 1:  Cover2Cover December 1:  Thornton Berry Shire Press, Home of the Benjamin McTish Series

NanoWrimo Update 1

Alright... For the first week of Nano, I ended up with just over 10k words. (10,765) Definitely not as many as I'd liked. And Im falling behind a lot. BUT im still gonna push forward and try to bang out another 40k by the end. I work for a school, so Ill get a week off for Thanksgiving. Im kinda counting on that time. And maybe its allowing me to slack, knowing that Ill have that week. BUT I still think I can do it!

Instagram + Giveaway

Alrighty. I jumped on the bandwagon. Yes, I realize how very late I am to this game... But better late than never, right? Come friend me on IG AND- I still have my GIVEAWAY going. a Rafflecopter giveaway

How I got the best pair of BOOKISH shoes ever!

So... about two weeks ago, my husband told me that he'd be getting something in the mail and to NOT OPEN IT. Because it would be one of my Christmas presents. Alright. No problem. Yesterday, we got that package. Just a brown envelope with a To: and From: and thats about it. Chris (the husband) gets home and says, "Just open it babe. I know you know what it is." He was upset, face turning pink, short with his words. and grumpy. Kinda like: (But not really, because he doesnt really get mad. Ever.) Surprised, I told him I honestly had no idea what it was. How could I? I mean, you could feel something through the bag. But he was adamant that I already knew what it was. The From name looked kinda like the last name was Purse, So I went back to trying to figure out what was inside. (Afraid he mightve gotten me a purse. And though you dont know this, because you dont really know me, Ill tell you a secret. I dont like purses. I don

Giveaway... Again! And a Blog Tour

Enchanted Revenge: When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible. Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her way. Alec, a mysterious fairy keeping his own secrets, gradually becomes her guide and dear friend in the unfamiliar world, and restores her faith in love. Disturbing secrets about her parent’s true identity are revealed, causing her to be more involved with the devastating fairy war than she can afford. Her vengeful mission becomes compromised and her growing romance with Alec wavers. She must conquer her fear of the unknown, ignore her grief, and overcome her growing list of enemies if she is to succeed in avenging her parents’ death. Or ever make it out alive. Enchanted Revenge appeals to f

Nano 2015

Last year... I wrote a total of like... maybe one word in November. So sad, I know. This year, My goal is 80k. Enthralling Retribution has to get written. AmIRight? Anyways, are you doing Nano? And if so, be my writing buddy??

Mailing Lists? ... Really?

So the other day I spent almost 2 hours messing with the html crap. I Shouldve been writing. I always shouldve been writing. Just... every time I read an article about a successful indie author, they always have one thing in common. Big mailing lists. That seems super unimportant to me. Like, does anyone actually read emails that get sent out in mass quantities? I know I dont! But whatever, I guess its a thing. So I fixed the html on my blog, so that I could add a "Subscribe to my email list" thing. (Its on the top right!) My new goal will be to generate more email subscribers, I guess... Whatever. I mean, Im so not gonna do that right now though... Writing. Thats what I wanna do. Thats the whole point here, right? To write. So... Im about 1/4 of the way done with Enthralling Retribution (Empyrean Chronicles 3) Enticing Violence is out NOW Go buy it. HERE PS- go subscribe to my email list. LOL Just since I spent 2 hours working on it. S

In the After

Title: In the After Author: Demetria Lunetta Summary :  They hear the most silent of footsteps. They are faster than anything you've ever seen. And They won't stop chasing you...until you are dead. Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more. Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have yo

Giveaway Winner

Alright, Thank you to GirlsHeartBooks for setting up my blog tour! And, the winner of the $15 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway is... a Rafflecopter giveaway YAY! Congrats, Carl!!! Hope you enjoy and buy lots of books! ;) An email has been sent, and the winner will have 24 hours to respond, Or I reserve the right to move on to the next winner.  Thanks

Teaser and Giveaway- As you wish

Teaser 10       “Well, I want it now.”       His body shook as he laughed. “Right now, right now?”        “Yes. I already know what I want, and where I want it. I’ve known for a while now. But it just…” I tried to figure out what I wanted to say and how I really felt. “It just feels right now. Now is the time.”       He bent and kissed my nose, before gifting me with kisses along my jawline. “As you wish,” he breathed against the sensitive part of my neck. a Rafflecopter giveaway Publication date :  September 1, 2015. You can add it to your Goodreads   HERE View it on Amazon,  HERE ENCHANTED REVENGE When seventeen year old Lily finds her parents brutally murdered, leaving her broken and alone, she is determined to bring justice to the fairies responsible. Her quest leads her to infiltrate The Empyrean, the land of the Fae where terrifying creatures lurk in every shadow. But with a political rebellion mounting, bloody battles and foreign enemies stand in her

Blog Tour + Giveaway. Enchanted Revenge

Girls Hearts Books Is hosting a Blog Book tour for Enchanted Revenge (Empyrean Chronicles 1) Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon giftcard. Giveaway runs from Sept 28- October 4 a Rafflecopter giveaway Touring Now- 'Enchanted Revenge' by Theresa M. Jones Tour Schedule & Giveaway Tour Schedule September 28th- Girls Heart Books Tours - Schedule Black Words- White Pages - Excerpt The Avid Reader - Author Interview Kelly P’s Blog - Author Spotlight September 29th- Bibliophile Mystery - Excerpt Teatime and Books - Author Spotlight Roxy’s Reviews - Character Bio OriginiquEquanimity - Review September 30th- Bookworm For Kids - Review Write Away Bliss - Author Interview Out There Reviews & Stuff - Top 5 - Teaser October 1st- Sweet Treat Reading Reviews - Excerpt Girls Heart Books - Top 5 KJ Reads a Lot -Guest Post -Character Bio October 2nd- A Coffee Addict’s Book Blog - Review Crazy Beautiful Reviews -