Monday, November 30, 2015

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. 

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!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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...."

"...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 details.  I could completely relate to Lily’s wry humor and her love for books (we happen to have the same taste!), and I loved watching the intricacies of the development of her relationship with Alec..."

November 24: Romorror Fan Girl

"...This book is so much fun to read!!
It's an excellent YA Fantasy book, the Author makes a great job creating Empyrean and the magical creatures, it's really a wonderful world..."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nano Week 2

So... my word count at the half way mark is...

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 think 20,000 will be doable with a week of no work, even with the holiday being in there. 

So, keep your fingers crossed for me. 
Teach your kids to be nice. 
Keep writing.
Keep reading.

And enjoy this weather!!!

Are you doing Nano this year?
How are you doing? You already at 25,000? Past 50,000? Just at 5,000?

Let me know. We can struggle and write together!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

NanoWrimo Update 1


For the first week of Nano, I ended up with just over 10k words.

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!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Instagram + Giveaway


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

I still have my GIVEAWAY going.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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 dont ever use one. I keep the importants in my wallet, that I sometimes carry with me. But thats it.)

Anyways, after telling him multiple times that I honestly had no idea whatsoever what was in it, and him continuing to tell me that he KNEW that i knew what was in it, I gave in, and said FINE.

*Note- right here, I was actually getting super excited about it. Because I really didnt know at all what was in it. And he seemed to think I did, which made me think i SHOULD, but i just couldnt figure it out, and OMG the suspense was getting to me!

So, I grabbed some scissors and tore it open.


Here it is for you.

The glory of my new, most awesome shoes EVER!!!!

How he thought I would know that THESE were in that package...I have no idea.

I mean, I saw a FB post about these a couple months ago! Hadnt even thought about them since then, knowing (haha. as if i couldve known the future. I am no abada) that I would never actually own some!

Anyways... Best husband ever? Yeah, I think so!

PS- I went back and found the post (From Sept!) and here is the link to Annie's Shoes


In case you dont know what's on these shoes, I need you to go check out Jennifer L Armentrout because she is pretty much the coolest author ever. Not only does she write like a superwoman, pumping out SEVERAL books a year, but they are ALL so amazing! 

These shoes are referencing her Covenant Series. Which now has a spinoff Titan Series.

Covenant Series

Heres a giveaway:


Monday, November 2, 2015

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 fans of Julie Kagawa and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

This is a full length novel, and is the first in the four-book Empyrean Chronicles. It is a YOUNG ADULT urban fantasy, and has some mild sensuality and language.

 Visit these Blogs to see exclusives about my books!

Tour Schedule

November 2nd-
Crazy for Indies- Spotlight

November 3rd-
Kelly P’s Blog - Excerpt
The Avid Reader - Teaser

November 4th-
I Loves 2 Read- Review
Bawaka’s Book Fair -Character Bio

November 5th-
Mythical Books- Excerpt
Roxy’s Reviews - Spotlight

November 6th-
The Pleasure of Reading Today- Author Spotlight

November 7th-

November 8th-
Indy Book Fairy- Spotlight

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