Friday, October 30, 2015

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??

http://nanowrimo.org/participants/theresamjones




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.


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Some articles that Ive read that stress email lists...

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2015/10/guest-post-by-andrea-pearson.html

http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/writers-guide-to-an-email-list/

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2010/09/25/how-authors-and-writers-can-build-an-email-list-for-marketing/

http://www.selfpublishingadvice.org/reaching-readers-email-marketing-for-indie-authors/

https://davidgaughran.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/the-author-with-the-biggest-mailing-list-wins/

Saturday, October 24, 2015

In the After

In the After (In the After, #1)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 you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.

Review:

I started reading this book because my 9 year old daughter wanted to read it.
While, there is no romance (normally a negative for me, haha. Thats a plus for her.) there are a few cuss words, and a couple of situations that may not be appropriate for 9 years olds. (As an example, there is one occurrence, between the main character- 14 at the time- and a much older man who attempts to rape her.)
I havent decided if its appropriate for my daughter yet.

BUT- just as an adult reading this. OR even for teenagers. This was an amazing book.

From the very first page, you dont want to stop reading. the chapters are very short, sometimes only one page, so it makes it very difficult to stop reading. (Just one more chapter becomes a never ending chant)

The relationship built between Amy (the main character) and Baby is beautiful and sweet.
The danger is never ending and grows throughout.

When New Hope comes... things change rapidly, and honestly, every single thing about that society is completely believable. The good and the bad.

There was this boy- Rice. Who seemed to genuinely care about Amy- and while by the end of the book- they are... Hold up. No spoilers.
Umm. No romance. But the possibility of it is there. He is kind of unbelievable. (Super genius to the max.)

Eventhough i did figure out the big twist about half way through the book, it didnt hinder me from wanting to keep reading.

And thankfully, when we picked this book up from the library, we got the second one too.
So please excuse me while i start reading that one.


Rating: 5 Stars 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Giveaway Winner

Alright,

Thank you to GirlsHeartBooks for setting up my blog tour!

And, the winner of the $15 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway is...




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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

Friday, October 2, 2015

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.




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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 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.


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