Monday, February 25, 2013

Jodi Murphy Giveaway For An Adorable Green Purse

As most of my followers know I'm very good friends with the wonderful Jodi Murphy. She's one of the biggest supporters and promoters I have.

Jodi went trolling online to find the perfect gift for a Shamrock love giveaway; she came across this bright green adorable purse. She knew she had to have it, that it was perfect and just what she was looking for to help support the Strictly Series. So she quickly snagged it up and waited patiently for the delivery man. Jodi waited for days and squealed with delight once it arrived. So without further delay........

Here is the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win this snazzy green purse.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Controlling The Dead By Annie Walls

Controlling The Dead
The Famished Trilogy Book Two
By Annie Walls

Coming Spring 2013

With the help of her new companions, the path Kansas follows leads to more knowledge of the ever adapting famished.

The team finds help in unlikely places, meeting more survivors, and discovers the possibility of a new beginning.

When the team experiences a devastating loss, Kansas struggles to keep her humanity from fading and distorting like that of the surviving society around her. It begins with knowing who to trust and who to leave behind. First, she must trust herself – she won't make the same mistakes twice.

As the answers to her questions are revealed, Kansas begins to understand the knowledge comes with a heavy price and great responsibility of controlling the dead. 

In a trilogy plot thick with twists and turns, this adult dark fantasy is as emotional as it is horrifyingly gripping.

As if that cover and blurb didn't make us want for more! Check out this awesome book trailer it's so disgustingly good! 

Visit Annie's Website 

Friday, February 15, 2013

All Current Works, Blogging, Beta and ARC News— Good And Bad

All Current Works, Blogging, Beta and ARC News— Good And Bad

Talania News— An editor has picked up this manuscript.

*Strictly Off Limits Unedited Amazon Promotion ending early on advisement.

Strictly will return once it's been revamped, edited and formatted.
And this is a big fat NO I will not take the dirty language out. It's what makes the whole series— the language, the attitude and the sex.

My Real Smile Novella Series — Unedited Version of My Real Smile  being pulled and edited by another editor. My Lovely Smile and My Plastered Smile already being edited.

Say Shamrock What? (Jade's College Diaries) # 1 - In process of preparing for release.

Fidelity — In process of touch ups, editing and formatting still on schedule for release date.

So yes, I've been very busy.
Everything took off at once.

**Even though everything is with editors or in works — I'm sorry I'm still not taking anymore beta reads. I am only beta reading for two Authors right now and I've only picked a few ARCS along the way. My plate is overloaded I'm sorry.

Blogging — I'm making my last blog promotion tomorrow with Annie Walls — Controlling the Dead check it out! It's going to be one epic zombie read following the first in the trilogy Taking on the Dead.
As for anything after that.....I'm retiring from blogging anything other than my stuff.

Reviewing — This will sadden a lot of people as well as me. I will still review here and there, but not like I did before. Again, I'm sorry.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Why I completely re-wrote Talania. And why it is now a cancer survivor love story.

So lot's of questions as to why I stopped beta readings for Talania almost two months ago.

You want answers here you go.

Talania— the story wasn't working for me. The characters seemed like they were meant to be someone completely else. I was writing a new way I did not like at all!
So I called the whole thing off.

Not even days later I'm sitting there talking about awareness for heart disease and cancer with one of my very best friends I've known online for years. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why Talania kept popping up in my head during this conversation. I mean we were discussing awareness. I do not hide certain things in my life one of them being that Cancer and Cardiovascular Heart Disease run very heavily in my family. So yes I support those Awareness Society's with everything I can. It may not be much, but I do it. Back to Talania it just kept popping up and my mind just kept replaying those two names. Evelyn and Tristan. Then Cancer crept up next to those two names. Then Talania. Then memory loss. We've read stories about how coma's and memory loss heavily effect people. So—there was my story. Evelyn and Tristan. Evelyn and Tristan being in love. Evelyn being diagnosed with brain cancer. A tumor sitting right on her temporal lobe, pressing down already causing memory loss. Three surgeries later six years of memories gone. Evelyn's parents uprooting her right when she's diagnosed without telling Tristan and his family what's happening. Tristan thinking she just up and left. Four years later not even a year after being in remission running into a complete stranger. Scary, Intense, Sad, Angry, Answers. There are a million different things Evelyn is feeling.  That's really when their story started taking place. The journey down memory lane.

I've never taken so much care in one of my stories until now. This is a story I want people to feel. I want them to feel everything. The hurt, the confusion, the love, the lost memories I want every emotion to effect readers of Talania. That is why this beautiful story I am taking such great care of when writing I use video flashbacks, memory flashbacks from Tristan's POV, photo's, memorabilia, a certain touch, a certain look, a certain laugh every single thing that I can think of that causes a memory or a trip down memory lane I use it.    

So with that being said. My heart and my brain— both that led me to this story during a conversation I was having about the subject at hand; I've decided after careful consideration that this will be my debut novel. Fidelity will still be released on scheduled release day, but Talania will be coming before it. My concentration will be solely on Talania. This isn't one of my fun carefree erotic short stories or novella's this is an actual heart felt pain staking read. And I want it to be perfect.
So there you go, that's why Talania is completely different that's why my hand was forced into a different direction I'm not used to writing. That is why my heart and my soul are in this novel. That is why with each POV with Tristan and Evelyn I constantly go back and re-read and fix. This is why I took my so-called sabbatical. This is why I am pulling back on blogging a bit. This is the many reasons and answers to your questions about where I've been and why!

I know right now it seems like it's all about Jade's College Diaries, but it's not. Jade really did come to me in a dream I really did write that short erotic story in 10 hours and on a whim published it. It's gotten great feedback and I'm drawing fans slowly. Same with My Real Smile I wrote that novella years and years ago only to have updated the songs and other items in it a month ago. Last year I decided to finish the novella series they will be releasing soon. I didn't publish Strictly Off Limits and My Real Smile for the hell of it. I published them because something told me too. Turns out, I needed it. I needed to dip my feet in the water learn to except criticism and prepare for Talania.

So there you go there's your answers.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Talania Blurb-ish ♥

What happens when you literally get a second chance at love?
Evelyn Beaumont can't remember from the ages of 14-19. She's a brain cancer survivor. She's now 20 years old and enrolled in college. There she meets Tristan Monroe, but it isn't for the first time. In fact Tristan and Evelyn were once in love. A love so strong it shattered him when she never came back to Laguna that Thanksgiving. Three years they spent together.
Evelyn wants nothing more but to have her memories back. With the help of Tristan and his brother Drake they embark on an emotional journey filled with videos, photos, memorabilia straight down memory lane. 

While they take the stroll down memory lane; Evelyn must learn to deal with Tristan's groupies and learn to love again.

Is their love strong enough to overcome memory loss? Will all the proof he shares with her be enough?