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Emblazon Tween Books & Kindle Giveaway

Attention teachers, librarians, tweens, and parents of tweens! Announcing a contest just for you… The Emblazon authors are giving away a brand new touch screen Kindle loaded with over 50 of their books. That’s a $300 value and hours of reading entertainment! Emblazon is a collection of authors who seek to create lifelong readers by creating top-notch literature for kids. … Read More

Happy Honey Month!

September is NATIONAL HONEY MONTH. A big shout out to our tireless, wondrous honey bees who create this miracle elixir! HONEY has held a place in human culture since ancient times. Greek mythology tells of a tale in which the life of Zeus is saved by bees feeding him honey, in Celtic mythology mead was the drink of immortality, and in … Read More

Cover reveal – CROW’S REST by Angelica R. Jackson

Happy to announce the cover reveal and upcoming release of CROW’S REST by Angelica R. Jackson !! Book Blurb: Avery Flynn arrives for a visit at her Uncle Tam’s, eager to rekindle her summertime romance with her crush-next-door, Daniel. But Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—and she wonders if this is her Daniel at all. Or if someone—some … Read More

A Brief Interview-Christina Mercer

I’ve been tagged by lovely fellow author Lynn Carthage (pen name) to answer a few interview questions. So, here goes:  What are you working on now? Well, I have a couple of projects going at the moment that I am super excited about. One is a Young Adult Paranormal about a teen girl mixed up in a dangerous brew of family dysfunction, … Read More

Witch Hunter Olivia by T.A. Kunz

Here’s what New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors are saying about Witch Hunter Olivia by T.A. Kunz:   “Witch hunters and sexy tattoo artists? This New Adult Paranormal is EVERYTHING fans of romance and action are looking for.” – #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout “A fun, action-packed, enjoyable read!” – New York Times and … Read More

My #UtopYA2014 Experience Unofficial Blog Hop & Giveaway

Happy to be participating in the #UtopYA2014 Experience Hop & (Gigantic) Giveaway hosted by the lovely Carlyle Labuschagne! You can also check out the event during its progress at Facebook Event We’ve all been asked to post a little about our experience at the event and give new-bees some helpful insight. Wow, where to begin . . . Going to UtopYA … Read More

Alexia Purdy 5,000 Likes Event

  What a way to say thank you to her fans! Alexia Purdy has reached 5000 likes on Facebook and is having a MASSIVE Giveaway to celebrate!!     About Alexia  Hey! It’s Alexia Purdy, and it feels weird talking about myself in the first person, but  here goes… I currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada- Sin City! I love … Read More

The Gatekeeper’s Saga by Eva Pohler-6th Book Cover Reveal

It’s time for the big reveal! It’s time to reveal the cover for the final book in Eva Pohler’s six-book young adult series, The Gatekeeper’s Saga! For those of you who haven’t heard of this series, it’s about a teen whose life becomes entangled with the gods of Mount Olympus when one of them falls in love with her. You … Read More

Taylor Davis by Michelle Isenhoff

MMGM is a weekly feature for Middle Grade books hosted each Monday on Shannon Messenger’s blog.  Check it out for a list of all the participants! I read TAYLOR DAVIS AND THE FLAME OF FINDUL by Michelle Isenhoff. This author has a wonderful list of books for the MG/Tween crowd, so be sure and check them all out! Amazon Description: Taylor … Read More

Honey Queen Official Release!

Release Day for YA Fantasy/Romance HONEY QUEEN HONEY QUEEN is a young adult journey that delves into the connection between nature and humanity, love and friendship, and ultimately life and death. Melaina Maris–savior to honey bees–is spun into a swarm of mythic power where love brings pain and every choice ends in loss. Her fate was set by a goddess-created … Read More

Cover Reveal-YA Fantasy/Romance HONEY QUEEN

COMING IN JUNE! Love is honey sweet, but it comes with a fatal sting . . .   Melaina Maris needs wings to fly the gap between loving Sam and her family’s ancient curse that forces carnal love and then kills the male lovers. She won’t let the same fate that killed her father befall another. She refuses to allow her … Read More

The Swift by Alex Banks

Coming June 2, 2014  How far would you go to save the ones you love? The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost at sea. Now, eight months later, his mom still cries all the time, his beloved grandfather, stricken with Alzheimer’s, can’t even remember … Read More

Briksanna’s Sacrifice by Sabrina Rawson

Introducing a New Adult Fantasy Romance by Sabrina Rawson (I have to say, I fell in love with this book cover!) Briksanna’s Sacrifice is a character-driven fantasy romance novel, the first book within a series called A Novel of the Four Realms, about men and women of different realms on a quest to fulfill a prophesy. EXCERPT: He stilled his body, … Read More

Sucker Literary’s Blog Hop

  Welcome to the next leg of Sucker Literary’s Blog Hop, being held in honor of the release of Volume 3 of Sucker Literary available NOW! I was tagged in this hop by Justine Manzano is a writer of many genres who lives in Bronx, NY with her husband, son, and a cacophony of cats. Her short fiction appears in the anthology … Read More

ARMS OF ANU Blitz & Prizes!

Tween/Teen Fantasy With A Dash Of Romance Giveaway, including AMAZON GIFT CARD. Click to enter—>Rafflecopter Giveaway Enjoy an excerpt from each P.O.V. Character: LIA~ Lia Griene folded birch-white arms against her chest. Wynn stood beside her with his wrists and ankles shackled in chains. Lia winced at the fresh blood seeping from her cousin’s wounds. She might have just enough … Read More

Release Day for ARMS OF ANU!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY for ARMS OF ANU! (AND Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) Sequel to award-winning Preteen/Teen Fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST    In Arms of Anu, Lia and Kelven battle through a land of tyrants, war and magic. Can Lia escape the foes who ensnare her? Will Kelven’s love withstand the darkness taking root inside Lia? Is freedom too high a crown … Read More

Faery Swap Blog Tour

I’m pleased to share Faery Swap, by fellow Emblazoners Author, Susan Kaye Quinn March 3rd – March 21st A little about Faery Swap…  Kindle, Nook, Print Warrior faery princes can be very stubborn. Especially when they possess your body. Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services–an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to England, … Read More

ARMS OF ANU COVER REVEAL!

I am thrilled about the upcoming release of ARMS OF ANU, sequel to award-winning MG/YA fantasy ARROW OF THE MIST.   Blood of body, blood of soul, Entwined for life, then unfolds; If blood still runs when magic binds, Soul is never too far to find.   In ARMS OF ANU, Lia and Kelven battle through a land of tyrants, war … Read More

Radicals by Frankie Rose–Cover Reveal

I’m super excited for friend and talented author, Frankie Rose, and her upcoming release! Title: Radicals (Blood & Fire, 2)   Author: Frankie Rose Genre: YA Dystopian Expected Release Date: May 5, 2014 Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours Blurb: A life of fire A life of blood A life of sacrifice When Kit ran from the Sanctuary, she left behind … Read More

Sales & Use Tax–For Writers

I had meant to post this much sooner, but for all those last minute-ers and/or for useful reference for next year, Sales & Use Tax Reports are due January 31st. No worries if you live in one of the five no-sales-tax-states: Oregon, Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire (luckeeee). I live in California, which has the HIGHEST STATEWIDE MINIMUM SALES TAX … Read More